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Finance Assistant

International Rescue Committee

This is a Full-time position in Kyegegwa posted December 16, 2021.

Finance Assistant Jobs in International Rescue Committee Kyegegwa vacancies in Kyegegwa at International Rescue Committee

# Job Description

Requisition ID: req23072
Job Title: Finance Assistant
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Kyegegwa, Uganda

Job Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a
world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services
for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is
currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the
immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and
the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass
displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance
Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of
Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the
influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up
its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting
durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives,
strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda
is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –
bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in
Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese
and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee
settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.
The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West
Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees
in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations
starting January 2020.

Job Overview:
The Finance Assistant will be a key member of the Kyaka team and will
contribute towards the achievement of the field’s finance objectives. Under
the direction of the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant maintains the cash
books and is responsible for the accounts payable functions of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Prepare cash transaction vouchers
•Review transaction voucher forms for approval.
•Preparation of the prepaid monthly JVs for posting.
•Maintain petty cash account register and ensure petty cash reconciliation and
replenish the petty cash when it reaches the minimum limit
•Submit weekly and monthly petty cash summaries to the Operations Officer and
Finance Manager.
•Monitor invoices and cash payment request vouchers
•Process all cash and bank payment as per the approval received
•Pay cash to the payee in the Kyaka Office
•Prepare cheques for approval and payment to the payee
•Follow up cash in transit and transfers
•Act as a cashier
•Make field payments
•Ensure IRC policies and procedures are respected in all the cash transactions
•Liaise with the Finance Manager and Finance Officer in Kampala on cash
transfers and obtain monthly cash projections.
•Ensure control and use of office stationery.
•Photocopy, Scanning of documents for finance office

•A Diploma or equivalent experience in Accounting, Business Administration,
Commerce or Finance.
•Minimum of 1 year working in the finance function.
•Experience working with NGOs preferred but not a prerequisite;
•Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities.
•Knack for detail. Able to communicate effectively.
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Strong Computer skills MS Word, Excel,
•Must be able to function comfortably in a loosely structured but complex work
environment, working and prioritizing multiple tasks.
•Able to communicate effectively written and verbal in English with
Programme staff.
•Good supervisory skills, time management and interpersonal skills

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined
in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service,
and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the
basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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**Closing Date** :27th Dec. 2021

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