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Roving Budget and Finance Officer

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The Roving Finance Officer manages R&P’s (Reception and Placement) existing and new partners in pre-implementation assessment and training, coaching, traveling in person, and providing ad-hoc training during implementation. The incumbent is responsible for making sure the partners have a strong financial understanding of the R&P Grant and its applicable rules and regulations. The Roving Finance Officer further assists the Deputy Director Resettlement Budget with the financial management of the R&P Grant and collaborates very closely with the Finance Coordinator of Partners to ensure goals are aligned. This includes budget preparation, drafting budget narratives, running BvAs (Budget vs. Actuals), and analysis of cost trends for ad-hoc financial reporting needs. The Roving Finance Officer will be traveling quite frequently to partner offices and will be reporting to the Deputy Director Resettlement Budget.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conducts pre-implementation Partner Capacity Assessment and identifies areas of improvement.
  • Provides remote and in-person financial training to the existing and new partners.
  • Streamlines training plans, slide decks, and reporting templates.
  • Regularly travels to partner offices to provide in-person coaching and capacity building.
  • Meets with partners’ program and finance team to go over R&P Cooperative Agreement and make any necessary process/documentation change recommendations.
  • Thoroughly reviews supporting documents of financial transactions to ensure they are in full compliance with the federal award.
  • Runs BvAs, develops budget details and budget narratives, and leads meetings with the partners.
  • Other ad-hoc projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Director Resettlement Budget.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Deputy Director Resettlement Budget
Position directly supervises: Possibly 1 or 2

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Resettlement team; RAI HQ colleagues; RAI US field colleagues. HQ and Field Finance teams

External: R&P new and existing partners, PRM

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or economics; advanced degree and/or relevant certifications are preferred.
  • 3-4+ years of experience in managing partner budgets, spending, and training/coaching in refugee resettlement field; demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the US resettlement program.
  • Advanced computer skills: Advanced knowledge of all MS Office applications (especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint); experience with cloud-based planning tools, PowerBi and ERP (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics) systems is desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and Excellent presentation skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners.
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines; exceptional attention to detail.
  • The ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment; aptitude for ongoing learning and adjusting to frequent changes in processes.
  • Ability to travel frequently within the US.

Working Environment***:***

  • Standard office work environment, and eligible for remote work
  • About 40% traveling within the US

Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We 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: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period.

How to apply

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Deadline: 18-Mar-24

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