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Organization:
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:
Uganda

The International
Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance
to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40
countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions
who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to
home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting  nationals and refugees and various
institutions in the country notably the government, community based
organizations, the civil society and the private sector.The current program
portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence,
economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth.
IRC has a country
office in Kampala, field offices in Lamwo, West Nile, Kiryandongo, Kyaka and
Moroto.
Job Summary:  Under the direction of the Finance Manager,
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).
Key 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
·       Provide training to program staff on IRC
finance matters
·       Review payment vouchers, ensuring
completeness of the documentation and consistency with IRC policies and
procedures.
·       Monthly compilation of WHT and submit to
Kampala with supporting Docs by 3rd of the following month.
·       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 to no errors.
·       Consolidate monthly cash projections in a
timely manner for Finance Manager to review.
·       Carry out monthly reconciliation of program
advances and charges related to staff personal accounts (T7) 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.
·       Provide support to both external and internal
audit processes that are undertake at the field office
·       Participate and provide technical support in
grant opening and closing meetings
·             Review monthly Budget vs Actual (BvAs)
and prepare any adjustments required for Finance manager to review
·       Provide insight of projected Budget vs Actual
report based on field office generated information and provide the same to the
Field Coordinator ensuring timeliness and accuracy.
·       Working with Finance Manager to assist
program staff to prepare grant budgets to support new proposals or realignments
also ensuring adequate coverage of field operating cost
·       Attend Grant Opening, BvA review and Closing
Meetings when nominated to do so and
·       prepare monthly BvA minutes for review by
finance Manager.
·        Assist
Finance Manager to ensure that all accruals at grant closure are accurate,
valid and are promptly liquidated
·       Review payment vouchers, ensuring
completeness of the documentation and consistency with IRC policies and
procedures.
Cash/Bank – Management:
·       Support the Finance Assistant in processing
of bank, Mobile Money and cash transactions.
·       Review payment vouchers to ensure
completeness and accuracy of documentation.
·       Prepare weekly cash count and ensure that
documentary evidence is duly signed by yourself and Field Coordinator.
·       Preparation of cash forecastsfor submission
to Country Office for release of funds every 25th
·       Monitoring cash usage and requirements and
inform the Finance Manager or Field Coordinator of possible unusual activity or
requirements
·       Working with field and program coordinators
to help them develop more accurate cash forecasts.
·       Support the process of preparation of the
cash and bank accounting worksheet.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a University
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, or full qualification in a
recognized Accounting professional body.
·         At
least three years of accounting experience preferably in an international NGO
·       At least a minimum of 1 year hands-on
experience working with SUN, VISION and EXCEL Excellent interpersonal,
supervisory and organizational skills;  
·       Ability to work with computers, effective
communication, problem solving and decision making.
·         The
ability to work under pressure
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to apply online
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, and 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.

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