Job Title: Senior Finance Officer – Grants

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Industry: Nonprofit and NGO
Category: Accounting & Finance
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. CRS has been working in Uganda since 1965 and has a vibrant portfolio of projects, serving over a million vulnerable Ugandans and refugees each year.

Job Summary:
The Senior Finance Officer 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.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for projects/grants subrecipients and partners.
  • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing financial transactions.
  • Record financial transactions and advise on corrective actions when necessary.
  • Assess, evaluate, and monitor subrecipient financial management processes and strengthen their capacity.
  • Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance analysis.
  • Provide information and training to projects/grants staff, subrecipients, and partners on financial accounting policies.
  • Perform assigned treasury projects/grants duties, ensuring segregation of duties.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of two-three years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Good oral and written skills in English.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 40% to field offices.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies.
  • Ethical conduct and proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages and financial reporting software.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and meet strict deadlines.

Job Application Procedure:

  • All candidates who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply via the provided link: Application Form
  • Deadline for submitting applications: March 26, 2024, no later than 5:00pm.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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