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Finance Specialist

International Rescue Committee
Abilene, Texas, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Full Time
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

Job Summary: The Finance Specialist - TXOR is a full time, 37.5 hour per week that assists the finance team in accurately controlling and managing the implementation of the accounting system in the office. The Finance Specialist - TXOR is expected to offer support in providing internal stakeholders as well as donors, grantors, creditors, and other external stakeholders with timely, accurate and understandable financial information and reports. NOTE: The Finance Specialist position is eligible for full remote work therefore candidates from ANY location in the U.S. will be considered.

Major Responsibilities:

Ensure compliance with IRC's accounting policies and procedures, as well as generally accepted accounting principles and donor requirements, for both the office and donors.
Coordinate the implementation of IRC's internal control procedures to safeguard the organization's assets.
Support the Finance Manager in the protection of the organization's assets by implementing IRC's Internal Control procedures.
Effectively communicate financial topics and facilitate discussions with non-finance staff.
Support daily financial activities:
Prepare entries and approve invoice journals,
Invoice and report on Accounts Receivables,
Resolve journal entry discrepancies.
Void/reclass transactions/invoice journals as requested/needed.
Assist in month-end/year-end closing tasks:
Prepare monthly billing with review of account transactions to ensure accurate coding and completeness,
Prepare monthly staff Time and Effort reports for staff signature
Reconcile accounts.
Build and maintain a comprehensive understanding of donor policies, regulations, and procedures, and share.
Other duties as assigned.


Assist director in planning staff travel including lodging needs.
Assist director in planning in-person convenings including agenda creation and meeting logistics.
Responsible for office inventory and asset tracking and reporting

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Finance Manager
Position directly supervises: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts: N/A

Internal: Regional Controller, IRC employees, interns, AmeriCorps

External: Financial Institutions, Vendors, Donors, Current/future partners

Job Requirements:

Two (2) years of post-secondary education and/or two (2) years of experience working in accounting, finance, bookkeeping, or administrative support preferably in a non-profit setting
Strong commitment to ensuring the success of the IRC mission while adhering to the values of service, accountability, and integrity as defined in the IRC Way
Solid computer-based accounting skills, including spreadsheets and other financial related software programs
Proficient in general office software programs like MS Word, Excel, email, and internet
Proven ability to work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
Fluency in English, written and spoken

Working Environment:

Standard work environment. Expectation to travel within local community for partner meetings and events. Oversight of staff in remote field sites. Expectation to occasionally travel and participate in meetings throughout the West Texas region and/or statewide.

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.


Minimum Qualifications:Update

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

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