Finance Controller at IRC

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International Rescue Committee - Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria. IRC has ECHO, OFDA, and Gates funds to respond to health, nutrition, GBV, and WASH activities. In September 2014, IRC received additional funds to carry out emergency food distributions, shelter support, and NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state. IRC also received funds to carry out a child protection rapid assessment and program start up activities.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance Controller

Location: Abuja
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Scope of Work

The Financial Controller has overall policy and management responsibility for the finance and accounting functions for the country program. The Finance Controller’s responsibilities include general controllership, staff training, management, treasury and budget functions.
The position will report directly to the Country Director.
Specific Responsibilities
Controllership:

Ensures that all policies and procedures are in compliance with IRC and funding source policies, procedures, and requirements.
As required establishes finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directs or performs their development, documentation, and implementation.
Manages the finance department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by New York and donors.
Identify requirements for and develop reporting formats to aid in the management of country operations and grant expenditures.
Provides country management and program staff with monthly actual-to-budget expenditure reports and analysis for all grants and unrestricted funds.
Ensure that on a monthly basis balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and those final reconciliations and trial balances are reviewed with the Country Director.
Closely monitors all financial activities, and keeps the Country Director advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative impact on internal controls or financial performance.
Training & Staff Management:

Develops and implements a training program for the country’s international and national finance staff to ensure staff development and minimize IRC’s exposure when staff are absent or depart.
Maintains current job descriptions for all positions within the finance group.
Ensures comprehensive and constructive performance reviews are completed on a timely basis and facilitates discussion of performance and career options with all country finance staff.
Oversees training and technical support to country program, logistics and administrative staff for skills improvement in the areas of accounting, reporting and internal control.
Qualifications
Education:

A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting such as CPA, or a Masters degree in Accounting.
Experience:

Minimum five years experience of managerial experience in the financial area of a non-profit organization.
Requires extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems - preferably in SUN, standard spreadsheet and database programs.
Skills and Abilities:

Good written and verbal skills in the English language.
Must be comfortable in being a proactive member of the top-management team. Must seek to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management appropriate to effect solutions.
Must be able to function effectively in a loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization.
Must be a patient and good communicator who can function in an organizational environment involving a diversity of cultures, languages, and personal interests and agendas.
Good at role of facilitator and team player in solving problems.
Committed to staff training and development.
Deadline Date:
8th February, 2016

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