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Senior Finance Coordinator

Denver (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Denver (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Managerial positions
    • Operations and Administrations
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The IRC in Denver’s approach is client-centered, empowerment-focused, trauma-informed, and multigenerational. Advancing racial equity and narrowing the gender gap are priorities for the IRC in Denver. The team’s efforts in this space are ongoing and evolving. Current work is focused on participating in learning and dialogue to deepen understanding and awareness of systemic inequities and systems of oppression; building an internal organizational culture that reflects a commitment to antiracism and gender equality for clients as well as staff, volunteers, and the broader community; engaging clients more deeply in making decisions that affect them, whether at the individual, household, program, or organizational level; using our power and influence to advocate for rules, policies, and laws that address inequities experienced by the people we serve and seek systemic change for the benefit of all who are impacted by these inequities; undertaking intentional efforts to shift dynamics and promote power sharing between leadership and the broader team as well as between staff and clients; and examining and changing practices in recruitment, recognition, and other areas of employee engagement and talent development to prioritize access to opportunity and work toward full inclusion and belonging for clients, staff, and volunteers who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQI, as well as those who have lived experience as refugees and immigrants.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Senior Finance Coordinator will work with the Senior Finance and Budget manager to control and manage the implementation of the accounting systems in the IRC in Denver. This will include assisting with the collection and processing of IRC’s financial data to provide management, donors, grantors, creditors, and others with timely, accurate and understandable information. The IRC in Denver has a current budget of $4.2 million with multiple federal, state, and private contracts and grants as well as several subgrantees.The Senior Finance Coordinator position is based in the Denver office and will report to the Senior Finance and Budget Manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Finance Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Accounting

•Ensure office compliance with IRC’s accounting policies vis-à-vis fund accounting as noted in IRC’s finance manual and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

•Work with the Senior Finance and Budget Manager to review all accounting transactions to ensure proper coding and enter all transactions into IRC’s accounting software, known as Integra.

•Prepare journal entries to record transactions originating at IRC’s headquarters (HQ) and charged to the local office.

•Complete data entry and process payments through the accounting system.

•Conduct reconciliations and enter adjustments as needed.

•Support the Senior Finance and Budget Manager in facilitating response to external and internal audits.

•Follow up on accounts receivable and payable.

 

Monitoring and Reporting

•Meet with program managers, budget holders, and other supervisors to review Integra reports including Budget versus Actual for all active grants.

•Work with staff who engage in purchasing and issue direct financial assistance to clients to ensure all financial aspects meet compliance requirements set forth by IRC and relevant donors.

•Together with relevant program managers, review client financial ledgers and bi-weekly program level direct financial assistance reports to ensure funds are spent fully and timely, transactions have required supporting documentation, and all charges are complete and accurate.

•Work with the Senior Finance and Budget Manager to prepare financial reports to various donors as per contractual obligations. Submit reports to the donors after obtaining sign off from the Senior Finance and Budget Manager.

•Maintain grant and contract files for all programs.

Other

•Ensure compliance with IRC’s Financial Internal Control procedures.

•Review current service agreements for cost effectiveness and recommend changes as appropriate.

•Assist the Senior Finance and Budget Manager in providing finance-related technical assistance and training to the internal team.

•Other duties as assigned.

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Position Reports to: Senior Finance and Budget Manager

Indirect Reporting: None at present, but may supervise finance interns and volunteers

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

•Undergraduate degree in a related field such as Accounting or Finance.

•5+ years of nonprofit accounting/financial management experience.

•Solid computer-based accounting skills; experience with Microsoft-based accounting systems preferred.

•Proficient in Microsoft Office software suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

•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.

•Flexile and adaptable, with the ability to effectively work in fast-paced environment.

•Demonstrated capacity to explain finance and accounting concepts to others who lack financial backgrounds.

•Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

•The IRC in Denver strives to offer a positive working environment, with intentional efforts to ensure that it is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible for all.

•At present, remote and hybrid remote/in-person work modifications are in place due to ensure staff and client safety given public health guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic and return to work planning is underway.

•All staff are required to adhere to IRC’s COVID risk mitigation policies. In some cases, these policies may be stricter than those imposed at the federal, state, or local level.

•This role entails occasional travel in and around the Denver metro area to attend meetings, carry out the responsibilities outlined above, and represent the IRC with donors, partners, and vendors.

•Hours outside of typical office hours, including weekends and evenings, are occasionally required.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

This position is a full-time, regular, salaried position scheduled at 37.5 hours per week. Compensation starts at $52,500 annual salary, and the position is exempt from overtime in accordance with state and federal laws. As a full-time regular employee, the Senior Finance Coordinator is eligible for the IRC’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

•Generous paid time off with 20 days of paid vacation per year, 10 days of paid sick leave per year (not inclusive of paid COVID leave), and at least 9 paid holidays per year.

•Outstanding medical, dental, and vision care benefits with low employee contributions toward premiums.

•Optional health care and dependent care flexible savings accounts and commuter benefits programs.

•Life, accident, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.

•A 403(b) retirement savings plan that offers employer base contributions and a matching contribution program.

•A comprehensive employee assistance and resilience program.

•A commitment to employee professional development, including an individual staff development account, participation in communities of practice and other fora, talent and leadership development offerings, and occasional opportunities to take on special assignments and roles to represent the IRC in Denver with IRC’s network of offices across the U.S.

•Business travel medical insurance, access to Guardian Nurses, and more.

 

In addition, the IRC in Denver actively promotes learning and growth for its team members, through staff development accounts that allow staff to engage in individualized goal-aligned professional development, access to a range of talent development offerings to build skills in a wide array of areas from humanitarian principles to management skills, and opportunities to lead and engage with colleagues from across the IRC through communities of practice, special assignments, and designated roles that represent the Denver office, whether here in the U.S. or globally.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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