Finance Officer (Maternity Cover), Agente des finances (couverture de maternité), Buea, International Rescue Committee

Finance Officer (Maternity Cover), Agente des finances (couverture de maternité), Buea, International Rescue Committee

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req37106

Job Title: Finance Officer (Maternity Cover)

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea-SWR Cameroon

Job Description


The Finance Officer will have the role of managing aspects of finance in coordination with Main Office in Yaoundé. The finance officer will depend on a hierarchically link of Field Coordinator of Buea but will depend functionally on the finance Manager in Yaoundé.


Specific Duties;

Coordinate the overall field finance role & adequately cover staff absence during various trainings for IRC system training by working closely with field support and program team and with Field coordinate.

Responsible for processing the payments for Bank and cash transactions.

Coordinate with banks and financial institution with regards to project activities.

Ensure completeness of payment documents in compliance to IRC and Donor policies and procedure

Ensuring internal control procedures are followed for all cash disbursements, receipts and transfers.

Update the cash and bank books on daily basis with proper reconciliation of closing balances.

Review all the payments documents for proper coding and supporting documents.

Keeping updated records of prepayments in respect to staff insurance, rents for all programs and their monthly amortization. Also keeping track of their utility bills and travel expenses.

Manage the classification of accounting and administrative documents

Review Purchase Orders and Purchase Requests for proper coding and budget adequacy before approval.

Perform the projected monthly cash in coordination with relevant team members and send it to the Finance team in Yaoundé

Administrative and Compliance Duties;

Observe the procedures of purchase at the time of delivery of advances.

Perform regular cash count with the Field Coordinator

Oversee the payment turn-over period to avoid delays in handling requests submitted to finance

Oversee proper and systematic filing of all payment requests, ensure regular and proper archiving both online and hardcopy documents and submit to Yaounde office timely.

In liaison with Logistics department, prepare commitment lists every month for financial obligations already entered but not captured in financial reports

Supervise and evaluate the performance of the staff under his/her supervision

Report to the Finance Manager any irregularities that occur within the IRC office, staff compound and sites on policy and procedures.

Project Monitoring Duties;

Conduct BVA review regularly, attend project implementation meetings and follow upon action points

Assist in monthly and quarterly financial reports to be reviewed by Finance Manager/Assistant Finance Controller.

Perform other duties, as necessary and/or as requested



Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting and knowledge in administration or Advance diploma in accounting from recognized College /Institutions with minimum of three (3) years of Finance experience and administration.

Computer literate with significant experience in excel, accounting package knowledge (Microsoft Office software, SUN System) will be an added advantage.

The candidate should be mature, with stable personality and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Excellent English written and verbal communications skills and proficiency in French.

Presentation of Application File:

An up to date (CV);

Cover Letter/Application

Copy of NIC

Academic Credentials

Relevant Previous Work Attestations.

Applicants can apply online or deposit their application in a closed envelope specifying the position at the IRC office at Bokwango Road, 100m from John Chi Church-Buea, SWR or at our office in Up Station Governor’s Street -Bamenda, NWR.

NB: Deadline for the admissibility of files is the 13th January 2023 at 5pm.

Only the preselected candidates will be contacted. Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

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