International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.
Position – Finance Officer
The Finance Officer is responsible for finance documents review, payment processing, recording of transactions in the system, reconciling accounts and ledgers, providing inputs for financial analysis, working on cost pools and mapping. The position holder is responsible to ensures proper budget management through provide quality proposal review feedback, prepare budget vis Actual analysis to respective focal points, and prepare quality donor and gov’t report on timely manner. In addition, the senior finance officer is responsible to ensuring all available partnership management policies, guidelines and procedures are well exercised and implemented in the management consortium. The position reports to the Finance Manager.
Qualification: Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting such as CPA, and/or a master’s degree in accounting.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience for BA Degree or one (1) year of relevant experience for master’s degree holders.
Extensive experience in working with donor grants, computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs.
Experienced in preparing donor report, proposal review and subgrant management in NGO setting is advantageous.
Experience in accounting processes and treasury management– payment processing, transactions recording, mapping, cash management, reconciling, generating reports and analysis.
Skills and Abilities:
Good written and verbal skills in the English language. Ability to communicate well in English
Operating Excel, Word, and Access are required. Knowledge of Sun Accounting system/ERP system and/or other accounting software is advantageous.
Basic proven managerial skill. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Must be comfortable in being a proactive member of the department. Must seek to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management appropriate to effect solutions.
Must be able to function effectively in a loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.
Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the organization. Ability to work under demanding environment.
Must be a patient and good communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages, and personal interests and agendas.
Good at role of facilitator and team player in solving problems.
Committed to staff training and development.
Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.