Finance Officer Job in Kenya – NGO

Closing
date: October 9, 2020

About
CRS:


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 has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from
direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program
that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now
support children affected by HIV and community-based efforts to increase
household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance
agriculture livelihoods

Job
Summary:


The
Project
Finance Officer
will help coordinate and contribute to the
implementation of the projects/grants 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. S/he will
efficiently perform accounting services through documenting the project/grant
financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account
information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial reporting
services throughout the project/grant life cycle.

Job
Responsibilities:

* Carry out partner assessments and monitoring as detailed in the SRFM policy
for the assigned partners including preparation of assessment and monitoring
reports highlighting capacity building needs or other areas that require
management’s attention
* Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of partner
liquidations to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and
authorizations are in place.
* Assess, evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in
accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial
accounting and transactions.
* Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant project/grant staff of
due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up
to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with
set deadlines.
* Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance
analysis to assist project/grant staff with decision-making.
* Provide information to project/grant staff, sub recipients, and partners on
financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver
training and other capacity building activities.
* Assist program staff in preparation and review of proposal budgets.
* Prepare monthly reports and end month financial reports
* Prepare and manage account receivables and payables for both staff and
partners ensuring monthly statements are prepared and disseminated monthly.
* Perform assigned treasury project/grant (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast,
etc.) duties while observing segregation of duties

Personal
Skills

* Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report
inconsistencies.
* Conscientious, accurate and thorough 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: 40% travel to the field

Key
Working Relationships:

Supervisory:
None

Internal: FM, DFMs, Finance staff, Project Managers and Officers

External: Partners, Partner finance staff, public donors &
representatives

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education
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 work experience in a position with similar
responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a
financial/banking institution.
* Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
* Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web
Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Oracle ERP and Sun Systems Financial
Accounting Package or similar financial reporting software preferred. The
candidate will be required to work most of the time using Oracle ERP and be
able to generate financial reports using the ERP.

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

Application
URL:
 https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YmJnZW5lcmljLjQ4OTM3LjM4MzBAY2F0aG9saWNyZWxpZWYuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

***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.

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

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting
children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services 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.

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