CRS Finance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: CRS Finance Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2019
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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Finance Officer – Operations

Ref: 2019/088)

Department: Finance Department

Reports To: Deputy Finance Manager – Operations

Country / Location: Kenya / Nairobi

Band: 7

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.

Job Summary: The Finance Officer 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, he/she will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review and supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete.
  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Sun Systems 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 capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed including month end closure reports.
  • Help share information with sub recipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
  • Prepare and manage account receivables and payables for both staff and vendors ensuring monthly statements are prepared and disseminated monthly.
  • Process payments/disbursements in accordance with CRS’s set policies and procedures.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration.
  • Professional Diploma Certificate in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration Courses in accounting and a qualification in accounting (Min CPA II /ACCA or equivalent) a plus.
  • Minimum of three (3) years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills with 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

Travel Required: Up to 20% of the time to field offices)

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Head of Programs, Head of Operations, International staff, Finance Manager, Deputy Finance Manager, Other program/operational staff

External: Contractors, Vendors, Banks

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

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

***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.

Written applications indicating the reference number of the position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Sunday November 24, 2019.

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Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment.

Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Summary:
Job Title

Finance Officer – Operations

Job Category

Accounting and Finance

Job Type


Company / Organization

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Approx. Salary


Job Opening Date


Job Expiry Date


Job Details
Job Location


Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi County


Accounting and Finance, NGO and UN


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