Fresher Finance Assistant – PlayMatters US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:   Finance Assistant – PlayMatters (Fresher US NGO Jobs)

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power.


About Project:

PlayMatters reimagines childhood for refugees. It will bring play-based learning to 800,000 children across Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. It will redefine education and cultivate a generation of lifelong builders. PlayMatters is inspired by LEGO Foundation’s call to challenge the status quo, to offer children the quality education they dream of. Children are not gaining the skills they need, teachers are under-supported, and parents are overwhelmed. The systems built to serve them are failing them. PlayMatters proudly offers something different. It is being delivered by a coalition with a track record of thinking and delivering differently.


The Finance Assistant reports to the PlayMatters Regional Finance Manager.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare payment vouchers for all region office payments for both regional office and partner payments.
  • Process all cash and bank payments and receipts as par approval received in integra system.
  • Monitor invoices and cash payment request vouchers to ensure timely payment to suppliers, beneficiaries, and staff.
  • Prepare partner transfer requests and submit to supervisor for review before processing their requests.
  • Ensure payments are promptly paid according to IRC policies and be the focal person for finance payments.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations to be reviewed by Finance Manager.
  • Maintain a proper back up of documentation at the office by ensuring all transaction vouchers are properly filed and stamped paid.
  • Monitor staff advances and ensure they are reconciled on time as per policy.
  • Ensure safe custody of cheques/cash in line with IRC policy.
  • Ensure IRC policies and procedures are respected in all the cash and bank transactions.
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager to submit monthly cash projections for the office.
  • Assist in budget preparation, and consolidation for the PLAYMATTERS consortium.
  • Assist in review of partner financial reports as instructed by supervisor.
  • Prepare recode journals for wrong transactions, amortization journals for fuel, rent etc and post in integra as instructed by supervisor.
  • Capturing expenses in the ERP.
  • Assist in partner finance monitoring process, compilation of monitoring reports as instructed by supervisor.
  • Any other roles that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Systems Compliance and Improvement

  • IRC-Uganda specific finance, logistics, IT, security, communications and human resource/administration policies and procedures.
  • Any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director and OC.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, or related field.
  • Demonstrated accounting experience preferably in an international NGO, and hands-on experience working with at least one finance and accounting system.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, ERP).
  • Must be able to function comfortably in a loosely structured but complex work environment.
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks.
  • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) in English with programme staff.
  • Good time management and interpersonal skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 14th August 2022


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