Finance Officer International at International Rescue Committee

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  • Company: International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Finance Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.

Job Summary

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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or CPA II.
  • Computer literate with significant experience in excel, accounting packages & SUN system will be an added advantage.
Required Experience & Competencies
  • Good written and verbal skills in the English language.
  • Must seek to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management appropriate to effect solutions.
  • 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.
  • Please make sure to include copy of Certificate of Good Conduct in your application.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30 September. 2021
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