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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Job Employment For Finance Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Company Description:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Job Ref Code: FCC21019
Location: Abuja
Department: Operations/Programs
Reports To: Grant Manager
Slot: 2 Openings

CRS has a long and rich history of collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Since 2003, CRS has been awarded over $290 million in Global Fund resources to implement programs in 27 countries. In Nigeria, CRS was a sub-recipient (SR) on the Global Fund HIV and Malaria grants. In addition, from 2017, CRS has remained a co-Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Malaria grant with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP). For the 2018-2020 implementation period, CRS as a co-PR continues to partner with NMEP and provides oversight to 3 sub-recipients viz; Society for Family Health (SFH), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and Malaria Consortium (MC)).

Job Summary

  • As part of an experienced finance team you will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.
  • You will help coordinate and support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Global Fund donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable.
Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Review and analyze supporting documentation of Global Fund financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete.
  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing Global Fund financial transactions for assigned accounts in SunSystems financial accounting package.
  • Tactically develop mechanisms to resolve issues emanating from the LLIN mass campaign payments. Issues such as unpaid beneficiaries, invalid account details.
  • With collaboration from the GF grant manager, manage LLIN campaign payment issues.
  • Record the Global Fund financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Help evaluate and monitor Global Fund subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare various, periodic and ad-hoc financial reports, as needed, and perform variance analyses to assist with decision-making and proper management of Global Fund financial resources.
  • Help share information with Global Fund subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and support capacity strengthening.
  • Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience:
  • At 1year experience in LLIN mass campaign payment processing is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the relevant public donors’ regulations especially the Global Fund.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.
  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting,
  • Qualification in accounting (ACA/ACCA/CPA).
  • Minimum of three years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
Personal Skills:
  • 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
  • High speed and accuracy on the job
Application Closing Date
15th October, 2019 (Time - 5:00PM)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF to: indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application e.g. Finance Officer, FCC21019).

Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)

Click Here for Job Details (Dropbox Doc.)

Additional Information
Equal Employer Opportunity:
  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”
  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
Statement of Commitment to Protection:
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’


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