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Finance Officer

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date:

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The Finance Officer has overall responsibility for supporting the finance functions for the assigned Field Offices & the country program. The Finance Officer responsibilities include internal control, accounting data base management, reconciliation and verification of payment, budget and treasury and cash management functions.

Key Responsibilities

Cash/Bank – Management

  • Support in processing of bank and cash transactions.
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure completeness and accuracy of documentation up to the set limit.
  • Support with weekly cash count and ensure that documentary evidence is duly approved.

Internal Control

  • Ensures that all policies and procedures are following IRC and funding source policies, procedures, and requirements for all field sites.
  • Prepare Monthly Balance Sheet schedules as assigned. Make sure all items in the balance sheet account are current and can be supported
  • Tracking staff advances and follow-up of long outstanding balances.
  • Closely monitors all financial activities and keeps the Finance Manager advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial performance.
  • Support the finance manager during external, internal, donor or government audits process.
  • Maintains current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensures compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements.
  • Ensure that statutory deductions are remitted to relevant gov’t office on timely manner

Treasury and Cash Flow Management

  • Prepare weekly cashflow statement and advice on the cash needs.
  • Coordinates the preparation of Cash Transfer Requests for field offices monthly.
  • Assist the filed finance manager on facilitating of introduction or removal of signatories from IRC bank account

Document Management

  • Ensure internal system of record retention are following IRC policy and the local laws.
  • Ensure maintenance of uniform standards for documentation, including forms, support documents etc.
  • Control access to financial records to authorized staff only.

Month End Close-out

  • Support with the monthly close-out process.
  • Review monthly field financial report against the original documentation before posting the same on SUN system.
  • Posting JVs on SUN.


  • Support with any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.

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