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Finance Officer - Katsina

International Rescue Committee

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID:  req52355

Job Title:  Finance Officer - Katsina

Sector:  Finance

Employment Category:  Regular

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Katsina, Nigeria

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND

The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

Job Overview/Summary

The Finance Officer is responsible for essential accounting functions including accounts payable and receivable support, report reconciliation, fund tracking, month-end, and adjusting journal Finance officer reports to the Finance Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Compliance check of finance documents/transactions for payment to ensure that all payments are approved as per the authority Matrix. Also, to make sure that all payments are processed within 5 working days.
  • Focal person for per Diem and Consultant payments. To ensure that these payments are processed within 5 working days.
  • Prepare All Required JVs on monthly basis for Month end closing.
  • Preparation of the allocation for all staff every month.
  • Preparation of the intercompany report every month.
  • Preparation of the 2930 NY report every month.
  • Preparation of the SPCA and all Pools allocation every month.
  • To represent Finance team in bid opening meeting.
  • Deal with HQ communications and as instructed from the supervisor.
  • Follow up on the PRTS with the concerned staff from SC and other departments on closing grants to assure all expenses has been captured and reported.
  • To update Balance sheet reconciliation and ensure that there are no long outstanding balances. Also, to provide justification and expected clearance date for outstanding balances.
  • To establish good coordination with Supply Chain, HR and Program department in Coordination with other departments establish the workflow and deadlines for timely submission of the payment’s documents.
  • Help in audit process for submitting documents to auditors and assisting all audit processes with Finance Manager.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor(s)
  • Key Working Relationships

    Position Reports to:Snr Finance Manager

    Indirect/Technical Reporting:

    Position directly Supervises:

    Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program:Nigeria
  • Region/Global: west Africa (CRRD)
  • Key External Contacts:stakeholder

    Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor’s or HND in business, accounting or finance preferred.

    Work Experience: Relevant professional experience in finance and accounting required; minimum of At least 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience of Accounting and Finance

    Working in INGO will be preferred.

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Ability to carry out work with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

    Languages Fluent in English and Hausa, both spoken and written.

    Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

    Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

    Working knowledge of accounting software such as Microsoft Dynamics a plus

    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 : IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer 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.

    Working Environment

    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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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