Vacancy: Finance Manager (m/f/d)
- Bonn | as soon as possible
- Full-time | fixed-term
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.
IRC Germany was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German statutory donors, like the German Federal Foreign Office, KfW, and GIZ. IRC-DE is also cooperating with German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Geneva, and London, and a sister organization in The Hague.
The Finance Manager (m/f/d) will be responsible for the financial management of a 36-month ECHO-funded grant titled Protective and Adaptive Education Approaches for Children in Emergencies (PEACE). The program will take an integrated education and child protection approach to support school-aged children in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, most affected by humanitarian crises, access educational opportunities and improve their academic and social-emotional skills in safe, functional schools and learning spaces.
- Establishes project’s finance and supporting function systems and procedures, and directs or performs their development, documentation, and implementation.
- Manages project finance activities and ensures financial reporting requirements and deadlines are met
- Prepares quarterly accrual reports, expenditure reporting, and burn rate projections.
- Consolidates reports for the three countries and Central budget
- Monitors and allocates expenditures incurred by project staff based in Germany, to ensure capture in accounting systems. Approve/facilitate approval of PRFs (payment request forms ) and TERs (travel expense forms) of project staff based in Germany
- Provides program management with monthly actual-to-budget expenditure reports and analysis for project funds.
- Ensures balance sheet reconciliations are completed monthly and on a timely basis.
- Closely monitors all financial activities.
- Directs the preparation and approval of all project financial reports in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements.
- Maintains current knowledge of local government requirements related to financial matters and ensures compliance with tax regulations and other legal requirements.
- Develops and implements a training program for the project’s finance staff based in-country.
- In compliance with IRC policy, establishes policies regarding cash holding limits, cash movements and foreign currency holdings.
- Oversees the timely preparation, review and approval of all monthly bank account and cash reconciliations.
- Designs, implements, and monitors systems and reporting necessary to maintain accurate forecasts of cash requirements for future spending.
- Assists with the preparation and revision of annual project budgets.
- Prepares annual and monthly cash budgets based on approved funding.
- A university degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting or a comparable qualification.
- Several years’ experience in a similar role in an INGO.
- Experience with budgeting and financial reporting requirements on multimillion-Euro ECHO projects.
- Strong knowledge of accounting practices, financial reporting standards, financial management processes and procedures.
- Familiarity with ECHO rules and regulations
- Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs (ERP Systems).
- Good written and verbal English skills; French language skills are an asset
- Excellent relationship-management skills with colleagues in the field and HQ
What we offer
- Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
- Flexible working hours and agile working conditions
- A number of employee benefits such as company pension scheme, subsidized public transportation, gym membership, snacks and drinks in the office
- 30 days of annual leave per year
- Training and development opportunities
The employment contract will initially be limited to one year with an expected extension for another two years in line with the total duration of the grant.
The preferred location for this role is Bonn. However, under exceptional circumstances, applicants based in Berlin may be considered.
Please submit your application until 21 May 2020.
Candidates must have the right to work in Germany.
Please submit your application (cover letter and CV, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.
For questions and detailed information about the role, please contact Christine Mader, [email protected].
IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.