NRC Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

NRC Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

  • These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  • Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Finance Officer is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • To support the Area office and make sure that finance department function efficiently in the area of financial accounting, management, monitoring and reporting.

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for the cash flow, accounting and financial reporting at Benishangul Gumuz Area.

    General responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to Financial Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements

  • Implement delegated Finance function according to plan of action

  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by Finance Coordinator

  • Ensure proper filing of documents

  • Train and develop financial team

  • Distribute information and reports as required

  • Prepare bank accounts and cashbox reconciliations

  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment
    Ensure timely payment of staff salaries, contractors, suppliers and other expenditures
    Support project staff in all financial matters & others

    Specific responsibilities

  • Support the Finance Coordinator at the area in day to day financial issues & activity

  • Provides assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Area Office are able to close on agreed upon deadlines

  • Prepare financial reports and documents of the area office and insure that they are timely sent to CO.

  • Work closely with logistic department to insure that asset register is updated regularly and match physical assets.

  • Temporarily assume the position of the Finance officer/ Finance Coordinator until a permanent replacement can be identified and trained and fill in the gap where finance staff is on leave.

  • Prepare a trip report for each assignment and submit to FC and Other

  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding generally accepted financial procedures and NRC internal controls.

  • Assist in year-end closing and audit document preparation

  • Maintain open communication with Finance, program staff and others for all financial clarifications

  • Ensure safe custody of an adequate amount of petty cash float, to be issued in accordance with NRC policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for implementing and monitoring
    of internal controls in order to ensure consistency of financial policies of the organisation.

  • Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs.

  • Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorisation and clarity on the invoices.
    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, and also ensure that accountabilities are prompt and cleared before reports are sent to CO.

  • Make all payments including field payments after approval by the concerned body and after compiling and verifying the accuracy of necessary documents.

  • Coordinate financial matters with third parties like banks, vendors and tax authorities
    Responsible for monthly check on 70/30 regulations.

  • Supervise Finance Assistant.

  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Competences

    Generic professional competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience
    2 year of INGO experience is a plus

  • Good understanding of financial management and/or training skills.

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strict attention to policy and practice detail

  • Very strong financial analysis skills
    High integrity

  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator

  • Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

    Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Self-starter, highly motivated

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Handling insecure environments

    How to Apply

  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

  • Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials).

  • Applications should reach NRC latest by April 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


  • only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

  • “Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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