Finance Assistant Job at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 people affected by 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. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Finance Assistant


Scope of Work
  • The Finance Assistant report to the Finance Officer .She/he supports the Finance Officer in managing all aspects of day to day operations of accounting department in the Yola Field.
  • He/she will assist in the implementation of Finance policies, procedures and systems and Ensure compliance with IRC procedures and guidelines.
  • Be responsible for payments to suppliers, contractors and program staff based on approved documents and in line with authority delineation.
  • Ensure scrutiny of the entire bill for accuracy and receipt of goods before process for payment.
  • Be responsible for documentation, preparation of cash disbursement voucher for all cash transactions related to the station office
  • Ensure all transactions are in compliance with IRC accounting policy, Donor restriction and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all financial and other job related information.
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.
  • Prepare and process day to day financial transactions and implement internal control procedures in keeping with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the collection of financial needs for the office each week
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor
  • Act at all times in accordance with local law and standards of accounting practice.
  • Review budget with the aim of gaining a clear understanding of budget guidelines and instructions
  • Review funding allocations to enable proper guidance to programs and proper coding.
  • Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports to be reviewed by your supervisor
Common duties:
  • Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor
  • Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director
  • Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (in-country and World-wide) as per the IRC reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor
  • Diploma in Accounts or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from recognized College/Institutions.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of accounting experience. Computer literate with significant knowledge/experience in excel
  • Able to work in a high pressure situation,
  • Ability to independently organize work, prioritize task and manage time.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, able to coach and support others
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible and punctual
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Working Environment
  • The positions are located in Maiduguri the situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.

Deadline: 8th February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and cover letter to the "Senior Admin/HR Manager" via: Subject of the application should read: Finance Assistant, Yola

Note: All applications must be submitted online.

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