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Job Title:         Finance Officer
Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Finance Manager

About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary:   The Finance Officer 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.

Key Duties and 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 SunSystems financial accounting package.
  • Record delegated financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed,
  • Help share information with and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural
Assistant Finance Officer – Cashier: Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Finance Officer job should hold a B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • At least two years of accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge       of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional   and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good oral and written skills in English
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

How to Apply:
All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – FINANCEOFFICER only

Deadline: 19th September 2019

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