Senior Finance Officer (Temporary) job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Senior Finance Officer (Temporary) job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 22 October 2022

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Job Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1933. IRC works in 28 countries providing relief, protection, and resettlement assistance to refugees and displaced populations. IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Economic Recovery and Development, Health and Women Protection and Empowerment. IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Kitgum, Moroto, Yumbe, Imvepi, and Kyaka II.

Scope of Work:

Under the direction of the Finance Manger, the Senior 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:
• Managing all aspects of day-to-day operations of accounting department.
• Assist in the implementation of finance policies, procedures, and systems.
• Ensure compliance with IRC procedures and guidelines.
• Ensure review all payment documents for proper and adequate back-up.
• Lead on Uganda Country Program month end process for finance.
• Supervise the payable function and ensure payments are made according to acceptable standards.
• Ensure integrity of financial data to be used for decision making by management.
• Support the Deputy Director Finance to prepare management accounts to be presented to SMT for decision making.
• Review all expenditure worksheets for accuracy and completeness.
• Review spreadsheets and Journals completed by field staff before they are uploaded in Integra.
• Give feedback to Field Finance offices regarding their monthly templates and reports.
• Oversee the entrance of financial data daily in Integra.
• Support the Deputy Director Finance to perform weekly reviews of the financial data in Integra entered by field finance teams and suggest any correction if any.
• Follow up with the field teams and ensure that field reports are done accurately.
• Do initial reviews of the payments (mobile money and bank) and sign off before the approvers can make payments.
• Review bank reconciliation monthly from main office and all field sites.
• Forward to the Payroll Administrator every month, outstanding personnel advances and charges related to T7, for recovery.
• Support the Deputy Director Finance to Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a timely basis
• Ensure timely preparation of month end reports and submission.

Personnel Management:

• Serve as a technical resource person for the accounting department. Assist on matters relating to payroll processing and be the finance focal person on payroll issues.

Administrative Duties:
• Supervise all activities done daily in the Accounts department.

• Review funding allocations to enable proper guidance to programs and proper coding.
• Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
• Be receptive to training provided and to develop his or her technical and professional competence.
• Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from the Country Director and Deputy Director Finance.
• Produce monthly and quarterly reports to be reviewed by Deputy Director Finance.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or Finance.
• CPA, ACCA equivalent.
• Minimum of three (3) years of accounting experience in an International Humanitarian Organization.
• Computer literate with significant skills in excel, accounting package knowledge and ERP system will be an added advantage.
• The candidate should have strong work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality.
• The candidate should be able work in any field location when required to.

Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity:
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Please note, applications will be reviewed on rolling basis but the deadline is October 22nd, 2022.


Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-10-10