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Finance Officer at Catholic Relief


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Kenya since .

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 Oracle 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.


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. Required Languages – English required; verbal and written Arabic strongly preferred Travel – No travel anticipated in this role.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies Advanced capabilities in excel including formulas, pivot tables, advanced analysis 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

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus. Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Oracle financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.

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