International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location: Indonesia (Aceh)
Closing date: 17 Jul 2007
Reporting to the Director, the Financial Controller is responsible for ensuring effective finance and accounting support for the country program and compliance with IRC and donor finical regulations. Controllers’ responsibilities include general controllership, staff training, management, and treasury and budget functions.
– Ensures that all IRC Aceh policies and procedures are in compliance with IRC and funding source policies, procedures, and requirements; and all financial transactions are handled and recorded in accordance with them.
– Promptly advises CD of any areas of concern or possible violations.
– Manages the finance department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines of the country management and those specified by New York, donors and government agencies.
– Implements required systems and procedures to enable cash planning so that appropriate balances are maintained and cash transferred to facilitate grant implementation. Ensures systems and monitoring to minimize country exchange exposure
– Budgets: Coordinates the preparation and maintenance of the country’s Operating Budget; including preparation of budget guidelines to assist program managers in formulating budgets and calculation of shared cost allocations. Assists program staff in developing/managing budgets and prepares periodic reviews and amendments.
– Training: Develops and implements a training plan for country finance staff to support nationalization and ensure depth to cover staff absences or transitions. Supports overall orientation and training of IRC Aceh staff.
– Audits: Coordinates all donor, government or statutory audits, works closely with auditors and prepares required audit responses. Performs regular reviews of transactions to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and audits of partner-local community organizations
– Staff Management: Maintains current job descriptions and objectives for all positions under their supervision; mentors staff and prepares constructive semi-annual and annual performance reviews for staff; encourages and maintains a positive work environment
– Liaise with IRC New York and UK finance departments to ensure accuracy in accounting, timely and accurate reporting and understanding of donor regulations.
– A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognized professional certificate in accounting such as CPA, or a Masters degree in Accounting.
– Minimum 5 years experience in INGO finance including supervisory experience, SUN systems experience, multi-currency and multi donor environment.
– Minimum two years experience in multi location and multi sector program
– Prior Asia management experience required and IRC experience highly preferred.
– Ability, and interest, to work with, train, monitor and audit local partners and community organizations
– Fluency in English, spoken and written; Bahasa Indonesia language skills a plus
– Ability to work in a foreign country and associated living challenges and with a culturally diverse national and international staff
– Strong communication, management, and training skills
This is a unaccompanied position from May to November 2007.
Reference Code: RW_72CSVS-75