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20-220: Finance Officer (US Domestic) – Emergency Response Team
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and healthcare to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

International Medical Corps provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered care; offers needs-based response according to the context and type of sudden onset disaster (SOD) and/or outbreak in the affected nation; adopts a human rights-based approach to its response; ensures it is accessible to all sections of the population affected by the SOD and/or outbreak, particularly the vulnerable; and treats patients in a medically ethical manner.

International Medical Corps is accountable to patients and communities, host governments and ministries of health, and its organization and donors. International Medical Corps commits to a coordinated response under the national health emergency management authorities. International Medical Corps collaborates with the national health system, the clusters and the humanitarian community.

Selected personnel are on standby to deploy to a crisis within 48 hours. Personnel may deploy to new areas of operation or lend support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers and staff who have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on a regular basis. Through this expression of interest, applicants maintain professional profiles with International Medical Corps, so that information is complete and readily available for an emergency response deployment.

Job Purpose

This position will support International Medical Corps’ emergency response delivering outpatient clinical care to disaster-affected populations.

The primary responsibility of the Finance Officer, is to provide financial support in accordance with donor/client and International Medical Corps internal policies and procedures including but not limited to accounting, month and year closing procedures, financial reporting, tax reports, bank and cash reconciliations, AR/AP analysis and accrual of taxes and other expenses.

**NOTE** Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for International Medical Corps’ standby roster for emergency response. Roster members will be contacted only when there is an emergency-response need for which the responder is qualified. This position will not be compensated unless responders are deployed to an emergency response.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

The Finance Officer will assist the Finance Manager on below duties:

  • Carry out day-to-day accounting operations and financial support in accordance with donor/client and International Medical Corps internal policies and procedures including but not limited to month and year closing procedures, financial reporting, tax reports, bank and cash reconciliations, AR/AP analysis and accrual of taxes and other expenses.
  • Ensure required preapprovals and other supporting documents are secured in advance of incurring an expense.
  • Prepare, review and advise on procurement requests, and coordinate with logistics department for timely delivery of goods and services.
  • Prepare and assist to prepare financial and logistics reports to track and reconcile transactions.
  • Prepare pipelines in timely manner, and arrange and attend pipeline meetings to advise senior management on decision making.
  • Ensure all financial documents are achieved properly.
  • Prepare and assist to prepare state tax reports.
  • Prepare and assist to prepare budgets for project proposals, and make necessary adjustments in the budgets as needed mission ready package budgets.
  • Review and support clearance of cash advances and corporate credit card transactions.
  • Prepare volunteers' per diem payments and processing in timely manner.
  • Coach finance assistant(s).
  • Review sub partner(s) financial documents to ensure that costs incurred to projects are in compliance with donor and internal procedures and policies.
  • Ensure close relationship and build communication and follow up procedures with sub partner(s) if applicable.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for submission to donor on or before the deadlines as needed including without limitation.
  • Research on financial compliance topics and ensure the full compliance of financial transaction with country laws, donor regulations and International Medical Corps policies and procedures.
  • Ensure filing and supporting documentation are completed for all active grants, and new opportunities.
  • Accounting for overhead procurements transactions.
  • Maintain accurate financial transactions records.
General
  • Deployed personnel are expected to assist with the setup, maintenance and demobilization of the clinical spaces and base camp as required.
Policy Adherence
  • Actively promote PSEA (prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law at all times.
Other duties as assigned
  • The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The fluid nature of emergency response requires personnel to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape; duties may be reconfigured to meet operational requirements.
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking in persons, child safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct that may involve conflicts-of-interest, fraud, corruption or harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any such activities, you have an obligation to report.

 

Qualifications:
  • University degree in Accounting or Business Administration
Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in Accounting preferably with NGO
  • Good experience in working with computerized accounting systems; Experience in Deltek Costpoint and Cognos, is a plus
Competencies:
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and representative skills (written, oral, cross-cultural)
  • Ability to multitask and deal with stressful situations driven by strict deadlines
  • Ability to adapt within the working environment and work in a team setting
  • Ability to deploy to field sites within United States with short notice
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in Spanish, French or, Arabic is desirable
Other
In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.

International Medical Corps is a first responder to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and is committed to doing everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff members who have a high degree of resilience, extremely decisive qualities and the ability to move fast.

Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.