New York City
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading non-sectarian non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Staff and volunteers provide shelter, medical and public health assistance, education, training, and income-generating programs for refugees in nearly 30 countries. IRC also helps refugees resettle in the United States. IRC’s field offices across the US ensure that new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing. IRC staff work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency through English language classes, job training and placement services and participation in community activities. Committed to human dignity and self-reliance, the IRC serves a symbol of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.
The Finance Coordinator manages, coordinates, and reviews financial reporting with R&P’s Institutional Partner(s) (IP). The incumbent is further responsible to enhance expenditure tracking of the IP’s financial reporting and maintain regular communication to address any reporting shortfalls. In case of need, provides capacity building to the IP with regards to their budget control functions. The Finance Coordinator further assists the Resettlement Senior Budget Officer with the finances of MG and ICM Programs. This includes budget preparation, drafting budget narratives, running BvAs, and analysis cost trends for ad-hoc financial reporting needs. The Budget Officer will be reporting to the Senior Budget Officer (SBO) for Budget and Planning, and works closely with other RAI staff and external partners.
- Manages, coordinates, and reviews periodic financial reporting of R&P’s Institutional Partner(s).
- Ensures reports are received by their deadline, performs necessary verifications, flags any issues to the IP and SBO, and strives to have them resolved on time.
- Provides guidance to the IP’s financial team to improve their budget control and financial reporting capabilities.
- Reviews compliance of IP’s financial reporting in line with direct assistance spending including flex funds as well as monitors spend down of additional private direct assistance given to R&P clients.
- Monitors spend down of additional direct assistance given to R&P clients through the IP.
- Analyze trend in Direct Assistance and Admin spending and Senior Budget Officer of areas of concern.
- Maintain up-to-date subject matter expertise in R&P program requirements. Analyze impact of new requirements on Direct Assistance and Admin spending by IP and assess compliance.
- Assist Senior Budget Officer with budget development of MG and ICM Programs including drafting budget narratives, running periodic budget vs. actual, and preparing ad-hoc financial reports.
- Serve as back up to Senior Budget Officer of Budget & Planning, RAI, including the R&P/MG/ICM budget developments, drafting budget narratives, and subsequent amendments.
- Other ad-hoc projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Resettlement Senior Budget Officer.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Budget Officer of Budget and Planning RAI
Position directly supervises: n/a
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Resettlement team; RAI HQ colleagues; RAI US field colleagues. HQ and Field Finance teams
External: IP & PRM
- Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree a plus.
- 2-3+ years of experience in managing budgets and spending in refugee resettlement field; demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the US resettlement program.
- Advanced computer skills: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and all MS Office applications; experience with cloud-based planning tools, PowerBi and ERP systems is desirable.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners.
- Multi-cultural sensitivity and ability to work as a member of a team.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines; exceptional attention to detail.
- The ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment; aptitude for ongoing learning and adjusting to frequent changes in processes.
Standard office work environment, and eligible for remote work
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.
Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.