Finance Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. Composed of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, international development experts, health care providers, and educators, the IRC has assisted millions of people around the world since its founding in 1933.
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 3 years
  • Location Katsina
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit 

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 entries.  The 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:  Finance Manager

    Indirect/Technical Reporting:

    Position directly Supervises: Finance Manager

    Key Internal Contacts:

    • Country Program:  Nigeria
    • Region/Global: west Africa (CRRD)

    Key External Contacts:  stakeholder



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

    Work Experience: 

    • Relevant professional experience in finance and accounting required; minimum of At least 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience of Accounting and Finance
    • Working in NGO 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

        Method of Application

        Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee (IRC) on to apply





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