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

Job Title:         Finance
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 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 & payables.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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 DFM 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 DFM.
  • 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
  • Managing
    Advances, Prepayments, and Receivables through follow up on delinquent
    liquidations, Reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepare
    bank reconciliation statements in conformity with established procedures
    and policies by 4th of every month.
  • Involvement
    in the production of quarterly cash forecasts.
  • Review
    OCH transactions to ensure that proper approvals and authorization have
    been done.
  • Conduct
    weekly surprise cash count.
  • Ensure
    OCH is managed and replenished in accordance to CRS cash management
  • Assist
    the Deputy Finance Manager to respond to the in country Management
  • Supervise
    and mentor the OCH Custodian.
  • From
    time to time, perform any other duties as
    maybe assigned by Finance
    Manager and/management.
  • Perform
    other tasks and assignments as and when required which are consistent with
    your level in the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Finance Officer job
    placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or
    equivalent degree and/or professional certification in accounting strongly
    preferred or equivalent
  • At least five years of experience in a similar
  • Proficiency in Sun System and Q & A
    applications strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to assimilate to new policies
    and procedures effectively
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized Strong written and
    verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    (word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Agency-Wide Competencies: Serves with Integrity, Develops
    Constructive Relationships, Models Stewardship, Promotes Learning
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 FINANCEOFFICERYUMBE only.
Deadline: 25th January 2018 by 5:00PM

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