International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Resettlement Budget Manager

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Description

The Resettlement Budget Manager sits within IRC headquarters Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) Technical Unit which manages programming that serves refugees, Asylum Seekers and other types of newcomers. The IRC currently has a network of 24 offices which implement some or all of the following programs: Reception and Placement, Matching Grant, Preferred Communities. The overall objectives of the position include tracking and reviewing certain types of direct program spending and ensuring that spending is on target and in accordance with program guidelines. The Resettlement Budget Manager serves as the interface between the national resettlement team and resettlement programs across the IRC’s local offices. This position works closely with the headquarters Program Officers for Reception and Placement, Matching Grant and Intensive Case Management to ensure compliance with program requirements as well as the headquarters finance team to ensure adherence to IRC’s accounting systems. The Budget Manager has dual reporting to the Director of Resettlement & Director for Budget and Planning, RAI and works closely with other RAI HQ and field staff.

Major Responsibilities:

•Act as the Resettlement Team’s focal point for all matters related to the team’s work that touches upon program finances.

•Monitor spending rates of three programs across 24 IRC local offices. Regularly review and analyze budget vs actuals and inform local offices of variances from target. Address potential underspending and overspending in collaboration with relevant Program Officer.

•Develop and monitor protocols and reports for in-kind resource generation and tracking.

•In liaison with the relevant Program Officer & Field Finance team, draft and review proposal budgets; revise program budgets throughout the program year.

•Manage, track and distribute pools of direct assistance ranging between $30,000 and $300,000.

•Prepare financial reports for donors not managed by HQ Finance and for internal purposes.

•Ensure compliance with IRC’s Financial Internal Control procedures.

•Prepare and disseminate the monthly R&P Admin spending tool to field offices.

•Analyze trend in Direct Assistant and Admin spending and advise Director of Budget & Planning, RAI and Director of Resettlement on areas of concern.

•Work closely with the INTEGRA and PowerBi teams to enhance tracking of spending and automation of reports.

•Other ad-hoc projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Budget & Planning, RAI and Director of Resettlement.

Job Requirements: past experience with non-profit financial teams, US Government funding and stewardship standards Work Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

-Advanced skills in MS Excel, Data Visualization and use of databases.

-Must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing in a motivational manner.

Preferred experience & skills:

•Knowledge of the Department of State’s Bureau for Population Refugees and Migration Reception and Placement Program and its guidelines. Knowledge of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement Matching Grant and Preferred Communities programs a plus.

•3+ years working on these programs with emphasis on Financial Management.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.

•Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.

•Strong analytic problem-solving skills •Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.

•Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite •Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

•Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Working Environment: Currently, work environment is full time remote.

In the longer term, this role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled work hours.

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.

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