Finance Assistant NGO Jobs - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:            Finance Assistant
Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About NRC:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Job Summary: The Finance Assistant shall ensure the finance department in Yumbe functions efficiently in the areas of financial accounting, management, monitoring and reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support in ensuring that accurate and timely accounts are submitted to country office in Adjumani by 5th of every month in accordance with NRC financial policies and procedures.
  • The jobholder will ensure safe custody of NRC finances and keep the petty cash float, to be issued in accordance with NRC policies and procedures.
  • Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying and registering project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs.
  • Keenly review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorisation and clarity on the invoices and seek advice from the finance officer if need arises.
  • Prepare and review of payment vouchers and invoices for accuracy and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Follow cash advances and their purposes and ensure value for money when verifying accountabilities with finance officer and ensure that accountabilities are prompt and cleared before reports are sent to Adjumani
  • Supporting the finance officer in following up NRC bills for timely settlement
  • Make all payments including field payments after approval by the Project Manager and Area Manager and after compiling and verifying the accuracy of necessary documents by the finance officer.
  • Maintain open communication with program staff, NRC Adjumani and others for all financial clarifications and liaise with finance officer for technical support in absence contact Finance Officer.
  • Ensure timely photocopy of all vouchers before they are sent to Adjumani country office.
  • Report to the finance officer on weekly and monthly bases.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all NRC financial and accounting files and transactions
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records
  • Support the finance officer monthly financial reports are prepared and submitted to relevant parties
  • Coordinate financial matters with third parties like banks, vendors and tax authorities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Finance Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related course
  • A minimum of three years experience working with finance department in a humanitarian setting
  • Prior exposure and experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Personal Qualities: Working with people, Planning and delivering results, Communicating with impact and respect, Handling insecure environments, Analysing skills

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.

Deadline: 23rd July 2017

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