Finance Intern at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

On Friday, October 4th, 2013
Supervisor: Finance Officer
Country Program: Somalia
Location: Nairobi
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. 
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. 

The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.
Scope of Work
The finance intern will assist in Bank payment processing, filing and accounting with the aid of the Finance Officer.

Specific Responsibilities

Bank Payment Processing
  • Assisting in processing of payments in Finance dept by writing cheques, facilitating approvals and preparation of remittances
  • Assisting the Finance Assistant in maintaining the payments register and ensuring all incoming payments are recorded by the relevant staff.
  • Assist in reconciling supplier statements and ensuring all balance are up to date.
  • Prepare all cheque and WEB (Online payments) disbursement vouchers USD, Kshs and Euro. Ensure the payment is fully supported and duly authorized per the authorized delineation chart before writing the cheque.
  • Preparation of remittances for cheque release, filing the same and ensuring the remittance register is duly signed.
  • Rubber stamping ‘paid’ on all documents once cash vouchers and cheques are signed and cash and cheques disbursed and before filing
  • Maintain an organized and well documented (all files must be labeled properly and visibly) and sequential filing system for all disbursement vouchers
  • Assist in the retrieval and putting back documentation for audit purposes.

  • Assist in compiling accruals for closing grants and preparing journals
  • Compilation of commitments for input in BVAs.
  • Be receptive to the training IRC will give to develop your technical and professional competence
  • Be adaptable and flexible with a view to taking on board new tasks and new assignments in due course
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum CPA II qualification
Required Experience and Competencies
  • Knowledge in Excel
  • Knowledge of basic accounting
Deadline for applications: 18th October 2013
Sending applications: Interested candidates are requested to send their application and CV to the email Address: [email protected] with the subject line as IRC Somalia Jobs – Application for the position of Finance Intern
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