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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 26, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.

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Senior Finance Officer - Grants job at Catholic Relief Services

Job Description

You will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the CP’s projects/grants 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.

You will efficiently perform accounting services through documenting the CP’s projects/grants financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial reporting services throughout the CP’s projects/grants life cycles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for projects/grants subrecipients and partners following established standards.

  • Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned projects/grants accounts in Project Insight financial accounting package.

  • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.

  • Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations.

  • Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities.

  • Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.

  • Assess, evaluate, and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.

  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant projects/grants staff of due payments/liquidations and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with set deadlines.

  • Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance analysis to assist projects/grants staff with decision-making. Assist with budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.

  • Provide information to projects/grants staff, subrecipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and other capacity building activities.

  • Perform assigned treasury projects/grants (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

Enroll for QuickBooks Accounting Course

Qualifications and Competencies

  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).

  • Minimum of two-three years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.

  • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Project Insight financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies.

  • Conscientious, accurate and thorough 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.

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications.

  • Knowledge of financial reporting software preferred.

Enroll for CPA Uganda Course

How to Apply

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