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Financial Controller NORCAP


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-02

NORCAP’s mission is to improve aid to protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions that meet the needs of people at risk.

We do this by:

  • Supporting humanitarian, development and peacebuilding initiatives that protect and empower people.
  • Improving impact at the global and local level through joint projects with partners and stakeholders
  • Providing expertise and developing capacity that enable partners to meet the needs of people in fragile situations and crises.
  • Strengthening the global system that we are part of through support for leadership, coordination and policy development.
  • Building bridges between the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors
  • NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Are you a number crusher and have an eye for detail? Do you know your way around Excel and have experience with ERP systems? Then this might be the role for you! We are looking for our next Financial Controller to join our Finance team based at our head office in Oslo. 

You will join a team of 6 highly competent Financial Controllers with similar tasks, each aligned to specific portfolios, and the Head of Unit. In this role, you will be responsible for providing a range of financial support to the department including, but not limited to, budgeting, reporting, cash flow, internal control, advisory on finance related matters and ensuring compliance to NRC policies and procedures.

Main task and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities 

  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  • Provide financial advice and technical support to the operative sections
  • Responsible for budget reviews, financial reporting and yearend closing of the projects
  • Implement and follow up project and framework audits
  • Coordinate and consolidate the department’s forecast and budget reporting and produce required analysis and reports as assigned by the Head of Finance 
  • Implement robust internal control measures to uphold compliance with the donor and other stakeholder requirements
  • Contribute to the development of financial policies, strategies, tools, and new approaches, with a focus on innovation and piloting
  • Ensure that best practices are identified, documented, and disseminated within the department
  • Provide capacity development and technical support and guidance related to NORCAP’s financial systems, procedures and tools for the Department.
  • Provide regular Finance analysis and reports

Specific responsibilities 

  • Ensure that NORCAP set ups are adhere to Financial Handbook, NRC policies, donor, and auditor requirements.
  • Provide technical input and advice on NRC Financial and Logistic Handbook, guidelines, and tools
  • Provide technical input and advice on financial matters in project application, project implementation and project closing phase.
  • Contribute to the development of Financial SOPs when necessary
  • Deliver trainings as necessary, on NRC’s finance policy, systems and tools
  • Monitor financial management and anti-corruption work within the area of responsibility 
  • Provide coherent and coordinated feedback to the operative sections and NORCAP management about the financial needs and challenges of different frames and projects
  • Other tasks assigned by Head of Finance



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience from working as a financial advisor/financial controller/finance manager or similar positions
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in relevant field i.e. accounting and finance
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experience with ensuring accounting policies are compliant with organisation policies and local regulations
  • Experience from humanitarian sector is a plus
  • Knowledge about Norwegian regulations is a plus
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile 
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems, e.g. Unit 4 or other ERP systems
  • Fluency in English, Norwegian is a plus

Behavioural competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change

For more information, please see full job description

What we offer 

  • Rewarding work for a renowned global organisation 
  • Permanent contract based in central Oslo;
  • Hybrid working;
  • Salary and benefits according to NORCAP’s salary scale and terms and conditions

How to apply 

  • When submitting your application, kindly register in English your full employment history and education. Please include your full name as written in your passport. Uploaded CVs alone will not be reviewed.  
  • Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis
  • NORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or disability. 
  • NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates 
  • Feedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement.  
  • Apply as soon as possible, at the latest before midnight (Oslo time) 2nd June 2024.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.