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Field Accountant

Podgorica, Crna Gora 11. avgust 2022.

International Republican Institute

International Republican Institute
Job Description

Field Accountant

IRI Montenegro Office
Job Summary

International Republican Institute (IRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization advancing democracy worldwide. IRI is currently recruiting a Field Accountant for IRI Montenegro office. The Field Accountant will provide a range of accounting and administrative support in implementing IRI Montenegro Program activities. The Field Accountant will report directly to the Resident Program Director (RPD).  This is a full-time position based in Montenegro. 
Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include: 
Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

Position Requirements  
  • University degree in accounting or finance;
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in a professional finance and/or accounting role, experience in International Development sector or equivalent is preferred
  • Familiarity with local finance, accounting, and tax regulations
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Computer literate with practical experience with various accounting software packages.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and local languages;

Primary Functions & Responsibilities
  • Fulfilling regular reporting requirements of accounting, procurement and overall financial operations of the Montenegro office;
  • Conducting financial operations in IRI Accounting software, oversee all Montenegro office cash & bank transactions, prepare cash disbursement vouchers for expenses, and ensure that all supporting documents are attached.
  • Supervising all types of bank transactions in the office (i.e. online bank payments, cash payments, check payments, reconciliations, etc.);
  • Ensuring that employees reconcile cash advances in a timely manner, and according to IRI deadline policy;
  • Monitoring monthly spending’s, reconciliations and bank accounts, and making necessary recommendations to ensure compliance with the funder and financial obligations, sales and IRI accounting;
  • Conducting the VAT return operations;
  • Maintaining Petty Cash;
  • Conducting registration and deregistration of employees at the tax-office;
  • Closely cooperating with IRI Montenegro’s accounting agency;
  • Ensuring that all IRI documents (documents, archives, equipment, furniture, etc. are well protected at all time and that the inventory list is revised and updated;
  • Ensuring that all contracts are processed for renewal or termination prior to expiration date;
  • Coordinating procurement and contract negotiation;
  • Coordinating ordering supplies;
  • Coordinating logistical arrangements for IRI program events and consultations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is performed primarily indoors with occasional exposure to outdoor conditions when required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employee’s Responsibility in an Emergency

The employee is expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of fellow employees including evacuation of the building.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to:      Resident Program Director- Montenegro

Exercises Supervision over: N/A

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive nor is it intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required of an incumbent.

An employee will perform other reasonably-related job responsibilities as assigned by management when required.  IRI reserves the right to revise or change job functions as the need arises.  Thus, management reserves the right to update and change job descriptions. This job description does not constitute a written contract of employment.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by IRI.

Applications: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and list of two references to the attention of Borislav Spasojevic (bspasojevic@iri.org) and Randolph Kent (rkent@iri.org) no later than 14 August 2022.

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