Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Finance Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

    The Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day implementation of financial procedures in Lebanon by ensuring adherence to NRC’s policies and donor requirements.

    Generic responsibilities

  2. Comply with Financial Handbook and other NRC policies
Verify that all vouchers and supporting documents are according to standards set in the Financial Handbook, and enter them into the Accounting System  Make and verify approved payments  Record all cash movements  Follow up on advances and refunds Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers and present for verification Maintain the filling system for all financial and accounting documents Ensure that expenditures from the main account are accounted in appropriate budget lines and on relevant projects Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action.

Specific responsibilities

Utilize the use of the NRC Agresso Accounting System and ensure daily bookkeeping. Manage the office petty cash and ensure its accuracy and sufficiency on a daily basis. Assist the Finance Officer in the monthly accounting closing process, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the ledger and all supporting documents. Support the Finance Officer in the preparation of the monthly financial report Provide scanned copies of payments related to other countries. Work closely with Logistics on Purchase Requests and Purchase Orders and follow up accordingly Liaise with other NRC departments to issue due payments Ensure that all payment requests comply with donor requirements  Monitor bank accounts to ensure the availability of sufficient balances  Ensure that all transactions are properly authorized and fully documented.  Prepare payments for beneficiaries and vendors; in accordance with NRC’s financial procedures 

Critical interfaces

Field Finance teams  Support departments Auditors (Internal and External)


1. Professional competencies

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Finance  1 year of relevant NGO/Commercial work experience Experience in working on accounting/auditing in a humanitarian context Proficiency in MS Office applications Proficiency in English both spoken and written

2. Behavioural competencies 

Planning and delivering results Working with People  Analyzing Communicating with Impact and respect Coping with change Handling insecure environments
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