Finance Technical Assistant NGO Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organization:  Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping
people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 30 countries,
providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every
year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP is
a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the
humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to
strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of
vulnerable people and communities. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement
Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for
people displaced within their own country.
Job Summary:   The Finance
Technical Assistant is responsible for ensuring that the finance department in
Kampala functions efficiently in all areas of financial accounting, management,
monitoring and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Ensure
safe custody of NRC finances and keep the petty cash float, to be issued in
accordance with NRC policies and procedures.
·       
Review
payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorization
and clarity on the invoices
·       
Adhere
to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
·       
Support
in ensuring that accurate and timely accounts are submitted to the Finance
Coordinator in Kampala by 5th of every month in accordance with NRC financial
policies and procedures.
·       
Assemble
documents for data input in the accounting system, verify and register project
numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs.
·       
Prepare
and review payment vouchers and invoices for accuracy and reconcile
discrepancies.
·       
Follow
cash advances and their purposes and ensure value for money when verifying
accountabilities with the Finance Coordinator.
·       
Make all
payments including field payments after approval by the Project respective
authorities.
·       
Compile
and verify the accuracy of necessary documents by the Finance Coordinator.
·       
Maintain
open communication with program staff, NRC Kampala and others for all financial
clarifications.
·       
Ensure
timely scanning of all vouchers, proof of payments and TCP before month
closure.
·       
Ensure
accurate maintenance of all NRC financial and accounting files and transactions
·       
Ensure
proper management of accounting documents and records.
·       
Help the
Finance Coordinator prepare monthly financial reports for submission to the
Finance Manager.
·       
Coordinate
financial matters with third parties like banks, vendors and tax authorities.
·       
Make
sure all financial documents for Kampala and Field offices are archived in the
Country Office store.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Finance Technical
Assistant job must hold a University Degree in Accounting and Finance
·       
CPA or
ACCA qualification
·       
Previous
experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
·       
At least
3 years’ experience in an INGO environment an added advantage
·       
Excellent
computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems;
and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
·       
Excellent
interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
·       
Strict
attention to policy and practice detail
·       
Very
strong financial analysis skills and Good knowledge on financial reporting
systems
·       
High
integrity
·       
Ability
to work under pressure and meet deadlines
·       
Ability
to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join NRC in the aforementioned capacity should
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 7th June 2020
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