Finance Officer - Gaza Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
The Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring that NRC’s financial systems are updated correctly and information to the Project Managers and donors in Palestine are correct and submitted according to deadlines. He/she will be responsible directly to the Finance /Admin Coordinator in Gaza
-Responsible for studying and fully understanding all NRC’s Financial, Administration, and Logistics policies and procedures and ensuring the correct implementation of policies and procedures by NRC, Palestine.
-Ensure that NRC’s donor’s financial rules and regulations are adhered.
-Check that Gaza vouchers and other supporting documents are correct according the NRC’s Handbook and donor’s guidelines
-Be responsible for reviewing the cashboxes and vouchers for Gaza are controlled and enter them into the Accounting System Agresso.
-Ensuring the correct donor allocation of expenditures according to the BPO and BMT.
-Prepare accruals of lawyer/consultants, suppliers and utilities payments and enter the accruals in Agresso.
-Follow up on the purchase tracking sheets to make sure that all invoices have been paid and the payments have been recorded in the tracking sheet by the Finance Assistant.
-Monitor that the cash and bank reconciliation has taken place, and be responsible for monthly bank and cash reconciliation in Agresso
-Responsible for communication with authorities, lawyers, auditors about VAT and Tax issues in Gaza
Academic and Professional Qualifications
-University degree in accounting or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience
-Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
-Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, and modern accounting-systems
-Strong organizational and logistics skills;
-Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word;
-Good reporting skills;
-Very good Knowledge of English & Arabic written and spoken, Hebrew language is preferable;
-Ability to work additional hours if and when required
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