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  • Posted: Jan 5, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peace Building, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance and Education programs.Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
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    Finance Officer

    Job Summary

    • 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. As part of an experienced finance team, you will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.
    • The Finance Officer will report directly to the Deputy Finance Manager and is responsible for delivery of accounting and financial reporting services for the Country Program ensuring strict compliance to Country Program/Agency policies and Donor Fund regulations

    Roles And Key Responsibilities

    • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place
    • Ensure timely recording of financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities. Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.
    • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Project Insight, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 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.
    • Perform other duties as required or assigned

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Basic Qualifications

    • 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  two (2 ) years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.

    Required Languages – English

    Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 20 %.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus.
    • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Project Insight, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.

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    Finance Assistant

    Job Summary:

    • You will efficiently provide comprehensive information, clerical, and accounting services to assist the Finance Department in executing processes and delivering service needs that support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. As part of an experienced finance team you will deliver quality support in your role, applying clearly defined accounting and financial reporting processes, procedures and service standards.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities:

    • Complete standard financial documents (vouchers, wire transfer requests, checks, etc.) following a sample template with prescribed guidelines and circulate as needed.
    • Provide administrative and clerical support to financial transactions processing. Prepare, type, photocopy, and scan related documentation. File accounting and financial reporting documentation as instructed.
    • Compile supporting documentation (liquidation/receipt package) to support processing of financial transactions. Communicate with staff, subrecipients, partners, suppliers to follow up on required documents.
    • Perform data entry for financial transactions recording, following validation by the next-level Finance staff.
    • Keep custody of various documents (e.g. blank/undelivered checks, fuel coupons, etc.).
    • Perform some Accounts Payable Persona responsibilities in Insight (ERP)
    • Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal: All staff of the CP

    External: None

    Required Languages - English

    Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • 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. Able to meet deadlines.
    • Strong customer service ethic and abilities.  Ability to work collaboratively.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience using MS Office packages, in particular Excel and Word. Hands-on experience with data entry into online databases and forms

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Basic Qualifications

    • Professional diploma/Certificate or courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration a plus.
    • Minimum of two years work experience in a similar role with some familiarity of standard accounting practices. Experience with an international organization a plus.

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    Project/Grant Accountant

    Job Summary:

    • You will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the Discretionary Projects  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. You will efficiently perform accounting services through documenting the DISCRETIONARY financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial reporting services throughout the DISCRETIONARY life cycle.

    Note: Depending on the project/grant portfolio (scope and complexity), the Project/Grant Accountant can be assigned responsibility for delivery of accounting and financial reporting services for either payable or receivable transactions.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities:

    • Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for Discretionary subrecipients and partners following established standards. Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for Discretionary   accounts in insight.
    • Review and validate supporting documentation as well as seek explanation for deviations before processing of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.
    • Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities. Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.
    • Assess, evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes (where applicable) in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
    • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert DISCRETIONARY Project Manager and 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 Discretionary   Project staff with decision-making. Assist with budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
    • Provide information to Discretionary Project staff, subrecipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and other capacity building activities.
    • Process all Discretionary related payment requests in insight and update project manager on status of payments. Conduct periodic financial monitoring to ensure judicious application of DISCRETIONARY project funds by staff and partners.
    • Perform assigned treasury Discretionary (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

    Required Languages – High proficiency in oral and written English language

    Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 20% of his or her time.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
    • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Vision), Web Conferencing Applications
    • Experience with financial accounting software’s such as tally, sunsystems, and Insight will be an added advantage.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal: Finance Manager, Discretionary Project Managers, , HoOPs, HoP

    External: Partners, Subrecipients and  Donors.  

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, financial auditing, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.

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