Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Financial Accountant

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Job Description

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Position Title: Financial Accountant

Department: Finance
Reports To: Assistant Finance Manager
Band: C-1
Slot: 2

  • Responsible for the agency’s liquid cash safe keep document management and involve in the daily finance unit operations.

Key Responsibilities
Financial Accounting:

  • Prepare Cash Disbursement Vouchers and Cheques for all payment requests to third parties (CRS staffs and Vendors ) and ensure that all vouchers have adequate supporting documentation;
  • Prepare all financial accounting unit General Journal Vouchers and ensure that all vouchers have adequate supporting documentation;
  • Input all approved transactions on the CRS standard upload template for Finance Manager’s review and upload into SUN Systems.
  • Ensure that staffs and vendor liquidations are promptly reviewed and forwarded for review of the Finance Manager and onward approvals

Bank and Cash Management:

  • Preparation of monthly Bank Reconciliation Statements for all CRS Bank account
  • Prepare monthly receipt reconciliation.

Fixed Assets and Inventory Management:

  • Performs Quarterly Inventory Count exercise
  • Reconciliation of fixed assets as per HQ Records

Financial Reports:

  • Provide employee benefits burn rate sheet for reimbursement/claims using Q&A
  • Prepare Severance Schedule for National Staffs on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet Report.
  • Prepare the monthly EFCC Report
  • Follow up and ensure that all Intra-agencies transactions are well supported.
  • Ensure that all payable accounts are kept at very minimal balance.
  • Any other duties as required by the Finance Manager

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Management Team, Finance Manager, Administration staff, Program staff, Finance staff, Entire Staff, HQ and CARO Region.
  • External: Government Agencies, CRS Bankers, Vendors, Sub recipients

Agency Wide Competences (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:

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or its equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) year work experience
  • Good IT literacy and knowledge of Excel & word (MS Office in general).
  • Able to work effectively with minimum supervision and in a diverse team environment
  • Good planning and prioritization skills
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times


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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form Below" and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document.

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

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About Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Founded in 1943 by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, the agency provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.A member of Caritas International, the worldwide network of Catholic humanitarian agencies, CRS provides relief in emergency situations and helps people...
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Job Summary
November 4, 2016
Offer Type
Minimum of 2years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
November 22, 2016
Finance / Accounting /NGO / Community Services
NGO / International Agencies
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