Finance Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Finance Officer
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Project Name:  USAID Sustainable Outcomes for Children and
Youth in Central and Western Uganda (SOCY) Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Grants and
Compliance 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.

About USAID SOCY Program:
CRS Uganda is implementing a five-year USAID funded program that will
serve 625,000 orphans and vulnerable children and 101,500 families in 17
districts in Western and Central Uganda. This program is the Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda (SOCY). CRS leads
a consortium that includes key local implementing partners, Action for
Community Development (ACODEV), African Network for Prevention and Protection
against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), and TPO Uganda. International
implementing and resource partners include Palladium, the Institute of
Reproductive Health (IRH), Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and Living
Goods. The program will improve outcomes for vulnerable children and youth by
strengthening the system that surrounds them. Caregivers will have greater
economic opportunities to increase their resilience and therefore be less
susceptible to shocks; local government structures and CSOs will be
strengthened to provide services targeting the diverse needs of vulnerable
children; and health and social service agencies will strengthen their
coordination and referral systems to provide integrated care along the
continuum of response.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will primarily ensure adequate stewardship of agency resources and
sound financial reporting in line with Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles, CRS policies and procedures, local laws and donor requirements.
His/her major responsibilities would include but not limited to managing bank
& petty cash operations, cash receipts, receivables, prepayments &
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Keenly review staff short-term advance
liquidations, travel expense vouchers with 100% accuracy and in accordance to
the Agency Documentation Policy.
Prepare General Journal vouchers
Consolidate templates for posting of General
Journal vouchers and send to Grant and Compliance Manager for posting to SUN on
a daily basis
Receive cash and prepare the cash receipt slip.
Update the cash receipt register and send report to Grant and Compliance
Cash Management – verify the cash in bank report
and plan for the cash call from Kampala Office and ensure adequate cash is
available for planned activities.
Tasked with managing Advances, Prepayments, and
Receivables through follow up on delinquent liquidations, Reconciliation of
Prepare bank reconciliation statements in
conformity with established procedures and policies by 4th of every month.
Involvement in the production of quarterly cash
Review transactions to ensure that proper
approvals and authorization have been done.
Carry out weekly surprise cash count.
Ensure cash is managed and replenished in
accordance to CRS cash management procedures.
Support the Grant and Compliance Manager to
respond to the in-country Management requests.
From time to time, perform any other duties as
may be assigned by Grant and Compliance Manager

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) Finance Officer job placement should preferably hold a Degree in
Business administration with a bias in Accounting (BBA-Accounting)
At least three years of experience in a busy
finance environment of an International NGO or UN agency.
Computer Literacy with competence in Navision,
Quick books, Sun System, Ms Word, Ms Excel and other accounting packages
especially Sun Systems.
Demonstrated experience/knowledge of USG
regulations and compliance issues.
Demonstrated ability to build effective teams
and create consensus including keen ability to motivate through example; adept
at building capacity in others.
Respect for diversity.
Willing to work additional hours as and when
required, and travel to the field.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning, Trusting Relationships, Professional
Growth, Partnership, Accountability
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to
NB: Large files and/or scans
of documents will lead to rejection of your application in the subject line of
the email, copy and paste FINANCEOFFICERSOCYKAMPALA only.
Deadline: 30th November
2017 by 5:00PM

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