Finance Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council, Ukraine

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th April, 2019

Job Description

The purpose of a Finance coordinator’s role is be responsible for the implementation of the financial procedures; contribute to the planning and implementation of the NRC projects in Ukraine; contribute to the achievement of NRC’s objectives in Ukraine. Overall management of the finance team in Severodonetsk, Ukraine.

Job description:

  • Ensure development and implementation of NRC’s finance systems and procedures
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines, donor requirements and the national labor law in all processes and procedures
  • Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  • Ensure proper filing of Finance documents
  • Support line managers in procedures and require finance team trainings
  • Management of finance team
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and exits, inductions, trainings, performance management, payroll etc.
  • Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Contribute to the design in consultation with PAC of protection response to identified risks and needs.
  • Ensure accurate finance records are maintained and available in a timely manner, including preparation of monthly accounts;
  • Prepare analysis including Budget Vs Actuals (BvA) summary reports and forecast of expenditure;
  • Together with the AM lead the monthly BvA meeting for SDO area office and filed offices managed by the AM – SDO;
  • Maintain a good cash flow and ensure sufficient funds are available to manage operations;
  • Training and capacity building of finance staff as well as other support and programme staff;
  • Support the Finance Manager (FM) during yearend closure and external/internal audits;
  • Support FM in preparation of grant proposals and donor financial reports;
  • Participate in weekly Area Management Team Meetings (AMT) and do any other duties that will be assigned by AM;
  • Ensure securing supporting documents and reconciliation of deliverables;
  • Do any other duties that will be assigned by the FM or AM.


  • Broad experience from working as in a finance and leading a finance unit in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Intermediate level understanding of international accounting standards
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Financial management of NGO sector.
  • Knowledge of the context in Ukraine.
  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian/Russian, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian law in regard to taxes, VAT, pension, social insurance and other taxes
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of international donor regulation such as UNHCR, ECHO and USAID
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and advanced MS Excel user.

Personal qualities:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust


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