1. Role of finance in an emergency

The finance unit plays an essential role in an emergency. Accountable financial management in an emergency enables effective and timely cash and budget management to allow smooth implementation of programmes. Financial management also ensures that internal controls and procedures for financial management are sufficient to guarantee accountability, and timely accurate management and reporting of expenditure

Position Key responsibilities
Finance Manager Have overall management of the finance unit including staffing, budget preparation and expenditure reporting, cash management, accounting, and financial aspects of grant management and internal controls.
Country Director/Team Lead Maintain overall accountability for effective financial management in the CO. Ensure that adequate financial management, capacity, systems and accountability is in place in the CO. Provide technical support and monitor audit compliance issues.
Emergency Coordinator Maintain effective budget management of emergency response funds.
CI Head of Emergency Operations Monitor CO and Lead Member resources of support units to ensure adequate financial management systems are in place for the scale of the emergency response.