Refugee Cash Assistance Finance Specialist at IRC

  • Full Time
  • United States
  • Mar 1, 2023

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Requisition ID: req37069

Job Title: Refugee Cash Assistance Finance Specialist

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Phoenix, AZ USA

Job Description

 

Job Summary

As a member of the Finance team, the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Finance Specialist is responsible for essential accounting functions related to accounts payable and accounts receivable, monthly tasks and closing assistance, and various reports to donors and HQ. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting directly to the Senior Finance Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure office and donor compliance with IRC’s accounting policies vis-à-vis fund accounting as noted in IRC’s finance manual and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and donor requirements.
  • Ensure timely submission of high-quality finance reports, working closely with management, programs, and finance teams.
  • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of donor policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Support efforts to train program team members and build working knowledge of finance policies and practices that intersect with their roles.
  • Support day-to-day financial activities, including tasks such as reviewing client accounts for fraud and acting as the point of contact with privately contracted banks for all requests made under RCA, both for IRC and for other contracted agencies.
  • Review all accounting transactions to ensure proper coding, complete month-end/year-end closing tasks, and conduct variance analysis as needed.
  • Review the monthly RCA cash payment list from the State and create new payment cards for each contracted agency in Arizona.
  • Perform required uploads for all RCA cards using payment processing and financial-recording websites.
  • Request fund removals when required by the State and follow up with Bank of America on process progress.
  • Assist with data upload and tracking.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Formal accounting or bookkeeping training and/or coursework required; 4-year degree in related field strongly preferred.
  • 3 + years professional work experience with accounting and bookkeeping procedures and standards.
  • Previous non-profit agency/grant-funded environment experience strongly preferred.
  • High degree of professional integrity; ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data.
  • Solid organizational skills: detail-oriented, ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent communication, analysis and negotiation skill, availability to work with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Prior knowledge of donor regulations preferred, particularly OMB regulations pertaining to federal and state grants and contracts.
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Solid computer skills required, including high proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; proficiency with
  • PowerBI and familiarity with finance-related software systems proficiency strongly preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, and access to reliable transportation.
  • Must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.

Working Environment: 

  • Standard office work environment.
  • Ability to safely lift 25 lbs.

COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementIn accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and InclusivityIRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity EmployerWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. 

 

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