Finance Coordinator

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International Rescue Committee




The Finance Coordinator manages the budget and cost allocation of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR’s) Matching Grant program, an economic self-sufficiency program for newly arrived refugees and other ORR-eligible populations, which includes case management, employment services, and direct financial assistance to participants. This role involves working closely with local IRC offices and coordinating with local finance teams under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Resettlement Budget to ensure allowable costs are charged on the federal award, including both administrative and direct assistance, as well as tracking private contributions toward the required federal match. Responsibilities include running BvA (Budget vs. Actual) reports, monitoring expenditure trends, developing matrices to flag inconsistencies, and following through to ensure any inconsistencies are corrected on time. Additionally, the Finance Coordinator will develop new budgets, revise existing ones, and update budget narratives. The position will report to the Deputy Director of Resettlement Budget.

Major Responsibilities 

  • Closely monitor expenditure trends and work with relevant parties to have corrections posted on time.
  • Update BvA (Budget vs. Actuals) reports frequently and flag variations.
  • Enhance and further develop the BvA tool to meet the needs of the grant.
  • Process donor funding obligations and update the system to reflect revised allocations.
  • Conduct regular BvA meetings with local office staff to ensure relevant stakeholders are informed of their budget standing.
  • Develop new local office budgets and revise existing budgets including budget narratives.
  • Ensure the most updated budget details are registered in IRC’s shared systems.
  • Where needed, compile and finalize corrections for the HQ cost centers.
  • Other ad hoc projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Director Resettlement Budget

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or economics; advanced degree and/or relevant certifications are preferred.
  • 2-3+ years of relevant experience in managing budgets and spending in refugee resettlement field preferred; demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the US resettlement program.
  • Experience in financial management of federal awards, as they relate to CFR 200, would be a major plus point.
  • Advanced computer skills: Advanced knowledge of all MS Office applications (especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint); experience with cloud-based planning tools, PowerBi and ERP (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics) systems is desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent presentation skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners.
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines; exceptional attention to detail.
  • The ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment; aptitude for ongoing learning and adjusting to frequent changes in processes.





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