Finance Manager

Job
from International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

The Finance Manager will control and manage the implementation of the accounting systems in the Phoenix Resettlement office, collect and process IRC’s financial data in order to provide management, donors, grantors, creditors, and others with timely, accurate and understandable information. The Finance Manager is part of the Sr. Leadership Team for the office and is expected to contribute to the strategic direction setting and operational problem solving through his/her areas of professional expertise

Major Responsibilities:

  • Administer and oversee the office budget(s) and budgeting processes, reporting and contract/grant compliance in the financial area; follow IRC’s accounting policies vis-à-vis fund accounting as noted in IRC’s finance manual and generally accepted accounting principles; coordinate the protection of the organization’s assets by implementing IRC’s Internal Control procedures; prepare for sound audit practices and facilitate any external or internal audits.
  • Provide solutions to budget challenges and strategically utilize financial expertise to ensure maximum leverage of available funds.
  • Supervise the office disbursements, all financial activities and fiscal reporting to ensure proper allocation of funding sources and fiscal compliance with donor requirements and limitations and IRC control policies.
  • Supervise the office banking arrangements.
  • Review all accounting transactions to ensure proper coding and enter all transactions into IRC’s accounting software.
  • Prepare and record journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and submit as per scheduled due dates.
  • Facilitate any external or internal audit.
  • Prepare financial reports to various donors as per contractual obligations.
  • Supervise the Finance Supervisor and provide oversight to the Finance Coordinators.
  • Assist the Executive Director in other areas as required; coordinate and communicate with other IRC regional staff, Headquarters staff, and all office staff on issues related to finance, personnel and refugee service delivery.
  • Supervise the Supply Chain Supervisor and provide oversight to the Supply Chain Assistant.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required in related field such as Finance, Accounting, Business Administration Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of finance, budgeting, accounting practices experience required; preferably in a grant-driven non-profit or social services environment.
  • At least 4 years direct staff supervision.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office; Excel, QuickBooks, or other accounting programs).
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; ability to communicate in a refugee language strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral and communication skills, conscientious, organized, self-directed and thorough in working with accounting procedures, data entry/record keeping.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and work under pressure with deadlines
  • Ability to drive a vehicle; and must have valid driver license, proof of insurance and good driving record.
  • Must have or be eligible to receive a valid Fingerprint Clearance card.

Working Environment:

  • Standard office work environment with considerable time at a computer terminal.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours as required by the work.
  • Occasional domestic travel.