Finance Officer

International Tbilisi, Georgia


Description

Who We Are

 

At IREX we strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people and communities thrive.

 

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people form achieving their full potential.  To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person to person bridges between nations.

 

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

 

Finance Officer is responsible for managing IREX Georgia finances in compliance with Government of Georgia, U.S. Government, donor requirements and IREX regulations.

 

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

 

Are you the next member of our team?

 

Your Background & Skills

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree; Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field. CPA, ACCA or relevant certification preferred.  
  • At least 5 years of experience in financial and compliance management, preferably with USAID/USG programs, grants/ contracts.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with International NGOs on finances and knowledge of relevant tasks is preferred.
  • Legal resident of Georgia with valid work authorization.
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Costpoint and related accounting software packages preferred.
  • Ability to compile and prepare financial and budget data in line with USG rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience managing office financial and administrative environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to track and manage budgets and plan both strategically and creatively to meet project objectives.
  • Knowledge and experience with Georgian local tax and reporting process.
  • Proven leadership qualities and excellent management skills.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English and Georgian
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce accurate and timely work.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all aspects of work.

 

Your Daily Tasks

  • Maintain financial systems, including internal controls and cash management.
  • Support and ensure financial compliance with donor requirements, internal IREX policies, and local laws. 
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and reported through the QuickBooks accounting software system.
  • Ensure procurement is properly recorded in SAP Concur.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and transaction reports.
  • Prepare and submit monthly field office expense reports (FOERs) through the QuickBooks accounting software system.
  • Prepare and reconcile bank statements and accounts.
  • Support program staff with monitoring of subawards, review of budgets and financial reports.
  • Maintain and monitor all IREX accounts to ensure accurate records of all project funds.
  • Support preparation for IREX global annual audits and IREX/Georgia local audits.
  • Maintain all computerized accounting systems and records in accordance with IREX policies and procedures.
  • Working closely with IREX HQ and project leadership to maximize efficiency of IREX/Georgia financial operations.
  • Maintain accurate financial files and records.
  • Prepare monthly wire requests for project expenses.
  • Administer payroll in line with set procedures.
  • Assist in project budgeting.
  • Ensure that all procurement is in compliance with local government, U.S. Government and IREX regulations.
  • Other job-related tasks as assigned.

 

Interested candidates, who qualify the above listed requirements, are invited no later than Thursday, 6:00 pm, July 16, 2021, to submit their resume and cover letter through IREX’s JobVite: http://app.jobvite.com/m?36Vsflwy. In a subject line, please indicate name of the vacancy: FINANCE OFFICER

 

No inquiries please; only applicants short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled