Finance Officer at Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Reference: 2100005J

Location: CARO-NG-Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Job Type: Full-time

Job: Finance

Organization: Catholic Relief Services

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Employee Status: Individual Contributor

Job Level: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • You will support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable.
  • As part of an experienced finance team you will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Review and supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete.
  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Insight financial accounting package.
  • Record delegated financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Help evaluate subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed,
  • Help share information with subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
  • Review and manage account payables.
  • Support in preparing bank reconciliation statement.
  • Review, analyze and monitor staff receivables.

Required Languages:

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Minimum of two years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Oracle accounting System or similar financial reporting software a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Program Manager(s), Project Grant Accountants, Finance Officers, Deputy CR
  • External: External Auditor(s) and Donor Representative(s).

Application Closing Date

19th April, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note

  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Nigerian Nationals Only.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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