Deputy Manager Finance at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

About Catholic Relief Services:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out 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. CRS is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 93 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity, or nationality. CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central, and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agricultural livelihoods, health and social services and emergency response and recovery. CRS implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

Job Summary:

You will oversee all activities that ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and documentation of the Finance Department’s accounting operations and financial reporting (monthly, quarterly, yearly, and as needed) in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will help set the standard for the Country Program’s (CP’s) financial stewardship through professional maintenance, utilization, and analysis of all cash resources controlled by the CP.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

• Oversee accounting processes, policies, and service delivery and maintain accounting controls to ensure accurate, complete, and timely recording and management of financial transactions and internal controls in compliance with CRS’ financial management policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements.

• Ensure Oracle – Insight financial accounting package is updated with relevant information for capturing accurate financial data (such as daily exchange/conversion rates, payment of transactions, etc.).

• Review and analyze financial reports, including cost allocation of shared costs, to verify financial transactions. Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations to ensure all transactions are accurately stated and appropriately classified. Work with relevant staff to address irregularities and resolve accounting issues and ensure correction of accounting entries and payroll.

• Serve as the key point person on all issues related to financial transaction records. Provide proactive advice, support, and capacity building to managers, staff, and subrecipients to ensure compliance with standards and proper records of financial transactions, as well as to support strengthening of internal control.

• Ensure financial reports are generated accurately and disseminated timely as per established reporting schedules and assist staff and subrecipients with financial reports analysis.

• Oversee maintenance of a good filing system of required supporting documentation to ensure easy access and retrieval, and a reliable and easy to follow audit trail.

• Ensure efficient management of cash flows and availability of sufficient and optimal cash in the CP’s operating account through monitoring cash balances (both cash-in-bank and cash-on-hand), preparing bank reconciliations, analyzing, and forecasting cash needs.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

• B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).

• Minimum of three years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an International NGO.

• Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience.

• Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.

• Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures.

• Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Oracle financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions

• Accuracy and completeness with a strong eye for detail

• Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics

• Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented

• Ability to work collaboratively

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Senior Finance Officer, Finance Officers

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: All staff.

External: Partners & vendors

Required Languages:

English fluency

Travel Required – 10%

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

DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, 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

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding related topics.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NOTE:

To apply, please follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered:

• This position is open to Uganda Nationals Only!

• Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org by July 28, 2022, at 5:00pm.

• Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste – DEPUTYFINANCEMANAGER_UGANGA only

• All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read

ONLY SELECTED CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED. EOE/M/F/D/V