Finance Assistant/ Erbil
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes, and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The Finance Assistant, is specifically responsible for the following tasks:
·Supporting Sr. Finance officer for Preparing donor financial reports as required.
·Analysis of spending plans against actuals and communicate the variances by Categories to the Budget Holders.
·Review financial transactions (ledger) on a monthly basis and initiate corrections as required for data quality.
·Ensure that online Budgets Vs Actual (BVAs) are accurate to facilitate any external reviews.These include any changes made on previously approved budgets.
·Add and Assign budget holder accessibility & maintain user role in the BVA system.
·Assign budget headings in the system.
·Provide analysis of grants spending plan vs actual spending by different sectors.
·Review Purchase Requests and Travel Authorizations as per finance review matrix.
·Ensure donor and organizational policies compliance.
·Make sure that all month-end JVs are properly reviewed and approved, as well as fully backed up with supporting documents.
·Assist with audit preparation, pulling out vouchers for the review of Finance Managers/DFC/FC before handing over to the auditors and do scanning of documents as required.
·Participate in professional development activities, as needed, or requested.
·Perform other duties, as needed and/or requested by the supervisor.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: Deputy Finance Controller
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal:All staff within IRC Iraq office