Finance Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview:

In July 2016, the State of New Jersey withdrew from the administration of federal Office for Refugee Resettlement (ORR) funded programming. The IRC was subsequently selected to serve as “replacement designee” for New Jersey, administering benefits outlined in ORR regulations through a newly created New Jersey Office for Refugees (NJOR), based in Elizabeth, NJ. The Finance Coordinator – NJOR is a full time, 37.5 hour per week administrative support position that assists the finance team in accurately controlling and managing the implementation of the accounting system in the office. The Finance Coordinator also is expected to offer support in providing internal stakeholders as well as donors, grantors, creditors, and other external stakeholders with timely, accurate and understandable financial information and reports. Finally, this position provides general office administration support.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist Finance Manager in ensuring office compliance with IRC’s accounting policies vis-à-vis fund accounting as noted in IRC’s finance manual and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Review accounting transactions to ensure proper coding and record transactions within IRC’s accounting software
  • Prepare, review, and approve journal entries/invoice journals in Integra (Microsoft Dynamics 365), including staff expense management reports/reimbursements
  • Void/reclass transactions/invoice journals as requested/needed
  • Assist in preparing monthly financial reports as needed
  • Assist Finance Manager in facilitating external and internal audits as needed; assist in preparing all documents/samples requested by external auditors
  • Prepare monthly staff Time and Effort reports for staff signature
  • Load, revise and maintain program budgets into Integra (Microsoft Dynamics 365)
  • Assist Finance Manager in monthly bank reconciliation
  • Prepare and submit all payment invoice journals in Integra
  • Assist the Finance Manager in providing clear and transparent guidance to programs on their respective projects, grants and contracts
  • Effectively communicate financial topics and facilitate discussions with non-finance staff
  • Assist the Finance Manager in providing finance/accounting-specific training for all-staff as needed
  • Support the Finance Manager in the protection of the organization’s assets by implementing IRC’s Internal Control procedures
  • Attend all finance related trainings for respective partner organizations
  • Assist Finance Manager on monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Provide program support as requested


  • Support office-wide administrative and critical initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Finance Manager
Position directly supervises: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts: N/A

Internal: IRC employees

External: Financial Institutions, Vendors, Donors, Current/future partners

Job Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of post-secondary education and/or two (2) years of experience working in accounting, finance, bookkeeping, or administrative support preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Strong commitment to ensuring the success of the IRC mission while adhering to the values of service, accountability, and integrity as defined in the IRC Way
  • Solid computer-based accounting skills, including spreadsheets and other financial related software programs
  • Proficient in general office software programs like MS Word, Excel, email, and internet
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken

Working Environment***:***

  • Standard office work environment.
  • Occasional travel up to 5%.

Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

How to apply

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Deadline: 21 Feb 2024