Finance Officer (Nigerian Nationals Only) at Catholic Relief Services

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  • Abuja, FCT, Catholic Relief Services View on Map
  • Post Date : April 6, 2023
  • Apply Before : April 11, 2023
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  • Job ID 24636
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Required Languages:  English
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 50%.
Supervisory Responsibilities: (N/A)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Program Managers, Finance team members
External: Sub-recipients

Job Summary

  • You will assist project implementation by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating various project activities and events in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable.
  • Your service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in INSIGHT financial accounting package and be responsible for all payment processing assigned under this level.
  • 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 and perform variance analysis to assist with decision-making and proper management of financial resources.
  • Review of supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and in compliance with agency and donor requirements and local laws and regulations.
  • Periodically, through training share basic information with staff, and subrecipients on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and support capacity strengthening.
  • Support in preparing the monthly Bank Reconciliation Statements
  • Review, analyze and monitor staff, vendor, and Sub-recipient aging report.
  • Oversee the financial transaction of ACCESS, ICS and LDSC projects.
  • Other tasks assigned by the Head of Finance

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration is required.
  • Professional Certification in accounting (ICAN, CPA, ACCA or equivalent) will be preferred.
  • Minimum of three years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
  • All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • CRS talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Disclaimer:This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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