Finance Officer, US Programs

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IRC
New York, United States
Apply by 27 January 2017
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 29 November 2016

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 29 U.S. cities. Learn more at Rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook .

The IRC Finance department seeks to achieve excellence in financial management by providing accurate and timely financial information to IRC management and programs and by adhering to established financial practices and accounting principles. The USP Finance staff provide assistance to the US Program Offices in accounting, financial and grants management and cash flow. They develop and implement IRC accounting policies and procedures for the US programs and check compliance to federal and local donor financial reporting requirements. The unit is also responsible for the review and processing of US Program Offices’ monthly financial reports.

Job Overview/Summary:
Under the supervision of the Regional Controller US Programs, the Finance Officer will manage and guide finance/accounting processes for a portfolio of US Program offices, working closely with the program and finance staff in those offices as well as directly prepare and reconcile financial and management reports

Major Responsibilities:
* Acts as the primary point of contact for the finance staff in their portfolio of US offices on questions regarding IRC finance policies and procedures, IRC accounting processes, grants management;
* Review and process the monthly files and finance reports submitted, communicating directly with the field about issues and corrections;
* Check the accuracy and completeness of month-end closing balances and prepare the necessary adjusting journal entries;
* Complete reconciliation of accounts between HQ and field general ledgers;
* Review the monthly fund source tracking and cash transfer requests submitted from the field, including the review of receivable/payable balances;
* Prepare financial reports (SF-425) on federal grants for US Programs which includes various USG agencies (i.e. DHHS, DOJ, PRM, CNCS);
* Review budgets and proposals for new grants as well as local grant final financial reports;
* Training of finance & non-finance staff at conferences as required
* Other duties or special projects assigned by the Regional Controller, USP.

Job Requirements:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting OR Business Administration or Finance, with a concentration in accounting
* Min. 3-5 years finance experience - experience in non-profit desirable;
* G eneral knowledge of grants and fund accounting;
* Solid written and verbal communication skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues in a diverse multi-cultural environment;
* Solid organizational skills: the ability to be productive under pressure in a fast-paced team environment;
* Flexible work attitude: the ability to be flexible and yet focused & reliable in an environment and ability to meet unexpected demands;
* Strong Computer skills: facility with MS Excel and a large scale general ledge package; knowledge of Sun Systems a plus.

About the Organization

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

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