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  • Advisor I, Finance, DRC

    Location CD-Kinshasa
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/26/2018 9:06 AM)
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    Country Office - Democratic Republic of Congo
    Education Requirement
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  • Overview

    The Finance Advisor I is responsible for assisting the Finance Manager or Country Director with the overall finance operations by assuming responsibility for specific finance functions. The Finance Advisor I is the primary liaison with Ipas´ Global Finance Unit based in North Carolina. He/she is responsible for contributing to budget drafts, reviewing proposals and financial reporting. This position may also provide human resources support in areas of employee on boarding, benefits enrollment and act as liaison with Ipas´ Global Human Resources Unit. The position works in close collaboration with the consulting firm on all payroll and tax compliance related issues and promptly report any observation to the FM and CD.


    • Reviews, processes, coordinates and reconciles payments to vendors and other external entities
    • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations, reviews and approves transactions on Ipas accounting software, and approves petty cash expenses
    • Participates in the preparation of donor reports and proposal budgets in collaboration with other team members.
    • Supports the Program Manager with regular, monthly financial analyses of spending against budget
    • Processes requests for payments to vendors/consultants ensuring that agreements, invoices and other documents are properly completed and submitted
    • Maintains a log of withholding tax deducted from consultants while ensuring the deductions are remitted and entered in support to the consulting firm engaged by Ipas
    • Processes all travel advances, travel expenses, program activities pay-out and medical insurance advance requests.
    • Contributes to preparing and submitting monthly financial reports to HQ, including monthly average exchange rate calculations
    • Coordinating with the consulting firm to prepare monthly payroll and remits payroll deductions to statutory bodies in accordance with local laws
    • Completes all new employee on boarding documentation, and assists with the orientation of new staff
    • Manages employee enrollment into benefits plans, and communicates any changes in staffing to HQ Global HR Unit
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • 3-4 years’ experience working with General Ledger accounting
    • Knowledge and experience of fund accounting, local and national tax laws and accounting standards
    • Excellent organizational skills and highly respectful of deadlines payment
    • Fluent in French, conversant in English
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal communications skills


    • Non-profit accounting experience
    • Employee benefits and other relevant HR experience


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