Senior Grants Officer United States Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Senior
Grants Officer
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Senior Grants Officer will help coordinate and
contribute to the implementation of the NUYOK project finance 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
project/grant financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying
account information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial
reporting services throughout the project/grant life cycle.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
General Administration:
  • Set
    and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for NUYOK
    project sub-recipients and partners following established standards.
    Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial
    transactions for NUYOK project accounts in SunSystems financial accounting
    package.
  • Keenly
    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 sub-recipient financial management processes in
    accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial
    accounting and transactions.
  • Regularly
    monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant NUYOK project 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 project/grant staff with decision-making. Assist with
    budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
  • Provide
    information to project/grant staff, subrecipients, and partners on
    financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver
    training and other capacity building activities.
  • Perform
    assigned treasury project/grant (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast,
    etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.
  • Monitor
    disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant NUYOK project staff of due
    payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and
    follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and
    compliance with set deadlines.
  • Perform
    assigned treasury project/grant (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast,
    etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured
Reporting:
  • Set
    and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for NUYOK
    project subrecipients and partners following established standards. Ensure
    setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial
    transactions for NUYOK project accounts in Sun Systems financial
    accounting package.
  • Prepare
    various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance
    analysis to assist project/grant staff with decision-making. Assist with
    budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
  • Analysis
    and Documentation:
  • 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.
  • Compliance
  • 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 NUYOK project staff of due
    payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and
    follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and
    compliance with set deadlines.
  • Provide
    information to project/grant staff, subrecipients, and partners on
    financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver
    training and other capacity building activities
  • 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) Senior Grants
    Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in
    accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • A
    minimum of two to 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 SunSystems 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
  • Good
    oral and written skills in English
  • Agency-wide
    Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
    Trusting Relationships, Professional Growth, Partnership, Accountability,
    fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results, Serves
    with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships,
    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
ug_recruitment@crs.org
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 SENIORGRANTSOFFICERMOROTO only.
Deadline: 5th February 2018 by 5:00PM

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