Finance Officer

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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. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peacebuilding, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance, and Education programs.

Job Description

  • Department:  Finance
  • Grade:  6
  • Reports To:  Deputy Finance Manager
  • Country/Location:  Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana

Job Summary

You will support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, 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.

As part of an experienced finance team, you will help coordinate daily financial activities through the preparation and delivery of financial services.

The Finance Officer will report directly to the Deputy Finance Manager and is responsible for delivery of accounting and financial reporting services for the Country Program ensuring strict compliance to Country Program/Agency policies and Donor Fund regulations

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place
  • Ensure timely recording of financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Advice on corrective actions and prepare to correct entries and adjustments, as necessary.
  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Project Insight, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial accounting package.
  • Record delegated financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Help evaluate sub-recipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen the capacity of partners in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed,
  • Help share information with sub-recipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Required Skills or Experience

  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Minimum of five (5) years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.

Required Languages – List languages required to perform the job

Travel – including the percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 10 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Excellent organizational skills 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the relevant public donors’ regulations is a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Project Insight, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software is a plus.

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

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

CLOSING DATE: by 5 pm, on 16th December 2021.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.  

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are encouraged to apply. CRS’ emphasis on family values supports benefits, including maternity and paternity leave, policies that promote exclusive breastfeeding, the availability of a baby room at the office, and flexible working hours where possible.

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. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.  

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