International Rescue Committee (IRC): Senior Finance Officer (Accounting – Budgeting – Reporting)

Job title: Sr Finance Officer (Accounting – Budgeting – Reporting)
Department: Finance
Location: Kishinev, Moldova

Salary grade: 8A
Type of contract: Fixed term, 12 months with possibility of extension.

 

Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is among the world’s leading humanitarian aid organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster, helping them to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC seeks to be an operational and inspiring leader in matters of resettlement, asylum, and integration, demonstrating its credibility and expertise as a leading service provider, partner and advocate across the arc of the global displacement crisis. IRC currently operates in the U.S., Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For a complete listing of countries in which IRC operates and supports refugee programs, please visit http://www.rescue.org/where  

Across Europe, the IRC delivers programs that address acute humanitarian needs of asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants who are newly arrived, stranded or in transit, and programs that address their longer-term integration needs.

Since the conflict in Ukraine started in February 24, 2022, which brought displacement into neighboring countries, the IRC new programs on protection and Refugee Info East Europe programs are being established to address the most pressing needs of people on the move across South-East Europe. IRC continues to use its voice and expertise to increase safe and legal pathways, ensure protection and improve the quality of resettlement, asylum and integration services. The programs are implemented in close partnership with local non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions.

Summary statement of responsibilities:

The Sr Finance Officer will assist the Regional Finance Manager manage the accounting, finance, and grant management function. He/she will be responsible to manage the accounting database (SUN Systems) for Moldova program and perform finance training to finance and program staff.

Specific responsibilities within each functional area are as follows:

 

SUN System / General Ledger Processing:

  1. Payments review and process in Bank online website and Kishinev cashbook.
  2. SUN System / General Ledger Processing
  3. Assist in country financial monthly closing process
  4. Generate accounting and financial report from SUN System needed for the monthly closing.

 

The Monthly Balance Sheet accounts reconciliation:

  1. Responsible for the preparation of the country office monthly Balance Sheet accounts reconciliation to be reviewed by the Regional Finance Manager and Head of Office.
  2. Responsible to follow-up with other operational departments (HR, Supply Chain, Grants Unit) regarding staff, vendor advances and other balance sheet items before month end.

Grant Management and Budgeting:

  1. Prepare monthly grant budget vs actual report, spend out plans and discuss monitoring with Sector Managers.
  2. Preparation of Donor budgets.
  3. Preparation of interim and final financial reports due to Donors.
  4. Liaise with other Finance Staff to ensure timely record of expenses for Donor Interim and/or Final Financial Report’s.
  5. Participate and represent Finance during grants opening, monitoring, and closing meetings.

Any other tasks as requested by Regional Finance Manager.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance or Economics,
  2. Minimum of five years in accounting/finance preferably in NGO.
  3. Must be able to function comfortably in a complex work environment, working and prioritizing multiple tasks.
  4. Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) in English with staff.
  5. Good time management and interpersonal skills.
  6. Strong computer skills (especially excel).

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC employees are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day – in the site and in the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • While in IRC sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility.

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

To apply please address the link: https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/26985?c=rescue