IRC recruits 01 Roving Finance Controller

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IRC recruits 01 Roving Finance Controller

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 Global Finance Team does this by supporting and training finance staff in country program offices, by implementing and monitoring the implementation of IRC and donor policies and procedures, and by gathering the necessary financial information in preparation of the organizations’ financial statements and by providing high quality strategic finance partnering and leadership. 

Job Overview:

Upon request, the Roving Finance Controller provides technical assistance to field programs and staff in matters of financial processes & procedures and will therefore be deployed to IRC field offices in various countries on a temporary basis. This position includes constant international travel to developing countries and requires high flexibility in terms of physical movement from country to country and duration of assignments.

Major Responsibilities:

·         Temporarily assume the position of the country or program office’s Deputy Director Finance until a permanent staff can be identified and trained (including);

o   Closely monitors financial activities and advises the Country Director on financial performance of the office, issues with internal controls or financial management

o   Ensures monthly balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis

o   Manages the finance department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by headquarters and donors

o   Ensures in-country internal control reviews of operations are regularly undertaken

o   Facilitates external, internal, donor or government audits

o   Maintains current knowledge of local government requirements related to finance and complies with tax and other legal requirements

·         Deploy to country or program offices to act as a surge finance staff, lead budget developments, and contribute to other financial activities as needed

·         Assist field offices with onboarding for the new Deputy Director of Finance and/or Finance Manager as required

·         Provide training and support to financial and non-financial staff regarding IRC financial procedures and internal controls

·         Work with the Regional Finance Directors, Deputy Director Finance and Country Director to develop the job descriptions and Terms of Reference (TOR) of various finance field position

·         Meet with the respective Country Director and Deputy Director, Finance at the beginning and end of each assignment to discuss terms of reference and the outcome of the deployment

·         Assist with the rollout of IRCs new ERP system

·         Maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes in IRC financial policy and financial systems

·         Assist HQ finance with other duties as required

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:   Associate Controller, Program Finance and Country Director (when Deployed)  Position directly supervises:  None

Indirect Reporting: Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal:  Regional Finance Director, Deputy Director Finance, Regional VP, Country Director when deployed

External:  Donor if applicable

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

·         Minimum 6 years progressive NGO accounting experience in an international development environment

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; Master’s Degree a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·         Fluent proficiency in English, as well as in French and/or Spanish. Fluency in all three languages a plus

·         Ability and willingness to travel to different Country Programs as needs arise

·         Detailed knowledge of fund accounting, procurement and financial management of USAID and UN cooperative agreements

·         Ability to present sophisticated financial information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to solve complex matters through the use of analyses, data-sharing, and cooperation

Preferred experience & skills:

·         Professional finance certification highly desirable (e.g. CPA/CA)

·         Experience with in a humanitarian emergency setting highly desirable

·         Knowledge of US Government, European Union, and United Nations donor reporting regulations highly desirable

·         Previous work experience with a major general ledger software package – experience with MS D365 preferred

·         Highly reliable and flexible approach to professional responsibilities: the ability to change course at a moment’s notice yet remain focused and productive, as well as ability to work independently and as part of a team

·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues in diverse multi-cultural environments

·         Solid organizational skills: the ability to be productive under pressure in a fast-paced team environment

·         Strong digital literacy: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software, and email/internet software

·         Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment

Working Environment:

Conditions allowing, this position will be based overseas and will be travelling most of the time. Will be working from home if not deployed.

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