Roving Finance Controller – Join Our Global Finance Team!

Full Time

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Roving Finance Controller – Join Our Global Finance Team!

Locations: Miami, FL, USA | Nairobi, Kenya | Bogotá, Colombia

Req ID: req43677

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Job Overview

Are you a finance professional seeking an extraordinary opportunity to make a global impact? The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is in search of a dedicated Roving Finance Controller to provide crucial financial expertise to our field programs across multiple countries. Join our esteemed Finance Department and be part of our mission to respond to humanitarian crises worldwide.

About IRC

Founded in 1933 at the behest of Albert Einstein, the IRC is a leading force in responding to the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises. Operating in over 30 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we provide life-saving care and transformative assistance to refugees fleeing conflict and disaster. Our work centers on restoring hope, dignity, and security to millions of displaced individuals.

Position Details

Job Title: Roving Finance Controller
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: USD 68,000.00 – 75,000.00 Annually
Location: Miami, FL, USA

Key Responsibilities

1. Strategic Financial Leadership

  • Temporarily assume the role of Deputy Director Finance in various offices, ensuring financial performance and internal control compliance.
  • Monitor financial activities and advise the Country Director on financial matters.
  • Manage finance department activities and schedules to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Facilitate audits and maintain compliance with local government financial regulations.

2. International Deployment

  • Travel to diverse IRC field offices, providing technical support and leadership on financial processes.
  • Lead budget development and financial activities as needed.
  • Ensure grant proposal budgets are accurately prepared and revised.

3. Training and Support

  • Provide financial and procedural training to staff, promoting adherence to IRC financial guidelines.
  • Collaborate with Regional Finance Directors to develop accurate job descriptions for finance roles.

4. Continuous Improvement

  • Meet with Country Directors and Deputy Directors to discuss assignments and outcomes.
  • Contribute to the rollout of IRC’s new ERP system.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in IRC financial policies and systems.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive NGO accounting experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required, French proficiency a plus.
  • Willingness to travel extensively to different Country Programs.
  • Proficient knowledge of fund accounting, procurement, and financial management of USAID and UN agreements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex financial information and solve intricate matters.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Professional finance certification highly desirable (e.g., CPA/CA).
  • Previous experience in humanitarian emergency settings highly valued.
  • Familiarity with US Government, European Union, and United Nations donor reporting regulations.
  • Experience with major general ledger software packages (MS D365 preferred).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to succeed in a dynamic environment.

Working Environment

This role is predominantly overseas, involving extensive travel. Remote work is possible when not deployed.

Join Our Team – Be a Part of Something Bigger!

IRC is committed to diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to this ethos. As an equal opportunity employer, we value diverse perspectives and prohibit discrimination based on various factors. We also provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities during the application and interview process.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To excel in this role, showcase your experience in NGO accounting and your ability to navigate complex financial landscapes. Highlight your adaptability, international travel readiness, and proficiency in fund accounting. Demonstrate your excellent communication skills, as well as your knack for presenting intricate financial data effectively. Emphasize your commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how you thrive in dynamic, multicultural environments.

US Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including sick days, holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Join our dedicated team and contribute to making a real difference in the world. Apply now!

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