Vacancy

Finance Officer (m/f)

CRS - Catholic Relief Services
  • Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.
  • For over 75 years, our mission has been to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.

CRS is recruiting a Finance Officer (m/f), to be based in Maputo or Beira, Mozambique.
Description
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. Catholic Relief Services Mozambique (CRS Mozambique) is responding to the Cyclone Idai emergency with programs in the areas of water and sanitation, livelihoods and temporary shelter with funding from various donors. CRS is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Finance Officer
  • 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. Under the supervision of an experienced Finance Manager, you will help coordinate daily financial activities of CRS Mozambique through preparation and delivery of financial services while contributing to the capacity strengthening of CRS’ partners in the country
Duties
  • 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 SunSystems financial accounting package
  • 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
  • Help share information with subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues
Requisites
  • 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 one year’s accounting experience; a combination of internship and professional experience is acceptable
  • Good knowledge/understanding of Mozambican tax law is a plus
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software would be a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Strong 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
Notes
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the deadline as selection will be done on an ongoing basis
  • CRS is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply
Company profile

  • Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.
  • For over 75 years, our mission has been to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.

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