Finance Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council, Bekaa, Lebanon

Purpose of the role

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operational finance processes at area level, and for coordinating budget preparation/reviews related to grants, funds, and budgets for all related programmes, donors, and departments by ensuring adherence to NRC’s policies and donor requirements.

What you will do

  • Implement effective, efficient and transparent finance systems that support the delivery of the Country Strategic Plan and individual projects at area level;
  • Ensure adherence to NRC’s financial handbook and procedures, other NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Manage Finance staff at area level and follow up day to day operations of the finance team;
  • Provide Capacity building on financial procedures and contribute to the improvement of the finance function in the area;
  • Provide donor financial reports and any other financial management reports as required
  • Maintain budget control and monitor cash flow for the area.
  • Ensure proper filing of all financial documents
  • Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and reports any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action.

Specifically you will;

  • Ensure that cash and bankbooks records are updated on daily basis, ensuring that all coding is in line with donor and country coding structure.
  • Participate in budget preparation for new proposals, grant applications, budget revisions to ensure compliance with NRC and donor guidelines.
  • Prepare budget forecasts/analysis and assist in Master budgets preparation & revision at area level;
  • Review financial transactions and ensure that the supporting documents meet NRC securing supporting documentations and donor regulations.
  • Support in area level month/project and year closures as per NRC set procedures
  • Ensure spot checks and compliance checklists are done on regular basis
  • Assist with Internal and External Audits at area level as needed
  • Perform weekly Cash counts with cash holder as well as verifying posting the cash transactions to the system.
  • Participate in tender openings with Procurement team.
  • Coordinate closely with Project Managers and Staff to ensure proper communications and work between program and Finance function.
  • Ensure optimal allocation of expenses in line with approved budgets and projected expenditures (master budget, allocation tables, etc.).
  • Implement any other Finance related task as requested by the Support Manager or Finance Manager.

Professional competencies

  • Bachelor degree in accounting/finance or a related major
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in operations and management
  • Familiar with grants proposal writing and reporting
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


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1st June, 2022
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