Finance Officer job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Finance Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 18 December 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Job Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development - bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations starting January 2020.

Job Overview:
Under the direction of the Finance Manger, the Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions are performed in accordance with IRC’s policies and procedures, and in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Acting at all times in accordance with the country law and standards of accounting practices
•Contribute to the overall objective of the Finance department of providing quality support service to all sectors.
•Manage all aspects of day-to-day operations of the accounting department
•Assist in implementation of finance policies, procedures, and systems at the field office
•Review payment vouchers, ensuring completeness of the documentation and consistency with IRC policies and procedures.
•Review of Field finance data files for accuracy, completeness, and correctness of descriptions, amounts and coding.
•Validate captured accounting entries in Integra, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the process.
•Liaison with the bank on all banking issues and carrying out monthly bank reconciliation.
•Complete end-of-month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal or no errors.
•Ensure mobile money and cash reconciliations with Integra
•Assist the Senior Finance Officer to complete month end processes.
•Carry out monthly reconciliation of program advances and charges related to staff personal accounts (D7) and advise the supervisor on course taken to settle outstanding balances.
•Participate as gatekeeper in ensuring that all transactions are in accordance with IRC financial policies and grant agreements.
•Implement the shared program costs (SPC) allocation at the field office
•Support the Senior Finance officer to review BVA from Integra and be able to interpret to the program team.
•Support the Senior Finance Officer to prepare and track donor budgets
Cash/Bank - Processing:
•Support the Senior Finance Officer to complete processing of bank and cash transactions.
•Prepare and complete mobile money process and generate a reconciliation at the end of the month
•Support the process of preparation of the cash and bank accounting worksheet.

•University bachelor’s degree in accounting, Commerce or Finance.
•Minimum of three years of accounting experience preferably in an international NGO and at least a minimum of 1-year hands-on experience working with EXCEL.
•Knowledge of ERP accounting system and professional accounting qualification is an added advantage.
•Excellent interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to work with computers, effective communication, problem solving and decision making.
•The ability to work under pressure

Professional Standards:
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.

Application procedure

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.
Please note, deadline for submission is December 18th, 2021.
Please click here to apply.

Date Posted: 2021-12-05