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Finance Specialist

Oakland (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Oakland (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date:

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IRC Background: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  The Oakland IRC office serves refugees by providing them a fresh start and opportunities to use their greatest resources—their motivation, their skills and their experiences—to become independent and self-sufficient new Americans.  
Job Overview: The Finance Specialist will work with the Senior Finance Coordinator to control and manage the implementation of the accounting systems in the IRC Northern California offices. This will include assisting with the collection and processing of IRC’s financial data in order to provide management, donors, grantors, creditors, and others with timely, accurate and understandable information. The Finance Specialist will report to the Senior Finance Coordinator in Oakland.
This short-term position is expected to end on January 29, 2021. 
Major Responsibilities:
Finance
•Ensure office compliance with IRC’s accounting policies vis-à-vis fund accounting as noted in IRC’s finance manual and generally accepted accounting principles.
•Review and process all checks requests using SUN system software in a timely manner.
•Work with Senior Finance Coordinator to review all accounting transactions to ensure proper coding and enter all transactions into IRC’s accounting software.
•Support the Director of Finance with facilitation of any external or internal audit.
•Prepare “grant-specific” monthly budget vs. actual spending (BVA)
•Work with resettlement & employment team to ensure all financial aspects meet IRC compliance requirements
•Data entry and processing the payment through accounting system
•Review and manage the resettlement & employment program for the financial aspects such as reviewing the clients financial ledger; supporting documents, generate SUN report and processing the reconciliation
•Other related duties as assigned
Administration & Internal Controls
•Ensure compliance with IRC’s Financial Internal Control procedures.
•Review current service agreements for cost effectiveness and recommend changes as appropriate.
•The position will be in charge to organize all the documents for the finance department in Oakland
•Other related duties as assigned
Job Requirements:
•Undergraduate degree in a related field such as accounting or finance or comparable work experience
•3+ years of nonprofit accounting/financial management experience 
•Solid computer-based accounting skills
•Proficient in Microsoft Office software
•Proven ability to work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
•Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
•Ability to effectively work in face paced environment.
Working Environment:  
•Standard office work environment 
IRC- leading the way from harm to home.
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 or disability.

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