Finance Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Severodonetsk, Ukraine

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

Job Description

The purpose of the officer position is day-to-day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Job description:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated financial function portfolio according to plan of action as well as to Financial Handbook and other NRC policies including SOP’s
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents and ensure filing of all financial documents according to NRC standards
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and send all relevant documents
  • Support project staff in financial and administrative matters
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Contribute to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs.
  • Verify that vouchers and supporting documents meet NRC standards before payment. Be responsible for payments to suppliers, contract workers and mobilisers.
  • Be responsible for disbursement of perdiem to NRC Ukraine employees according to Ukrainian legislation and NRC policies.
  • Ensure that all costs are timely booked into Agresso on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Be responsible to write transactions numbers on the vouchers and label financial documents
  • Prepare bank accounts reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with the financial institutions to ensure that queries related to payments are timely resolved (return payments, under/over payments, suppliers/contractors’ incorrect account details etc)
  • Ensure implementing of the routine for securing supporting documentation in a digital format. Follow up to ensure processing of reconciliation of deliverables (Financial part).
  • Assist the Finance Coordinator (FC) and the Finance Manager (FM) in internal and external audits and preparing donor reports
  • Verification of purchase requisitions (PR) and purchase orders (PO)
  • Any other tasks that will be assigned by the FC.


  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer/Accountant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Professional knowledge of auditing/accounting
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context in the areas NRC operates
  • Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of legal tax base for the representation office
  • Experience from working with local financial institutions and tax authorities
  • Experience with start-up of humanitarian/recovery or related programmes is an asset
  • Good computer skills in MS Office

Personal qualities:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analyzing
  • Working with people


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