Accountant Job at Catholic Relief Service (CRS) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Catholic Relief Service (CRS)

Deadline of this Job:
not later than Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 5:00 pm.

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Department: Finance
Reports To: Senior Accountant
Country/Location: Rwanda/Kigali

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Catholic identity is at the heart of CRS’ mission and operations.
CRS started its activities in Rwanda in 1960 and is currently intervening across a variety of sectors, including Agriculture & Food Security, Nutrition, Economic Strengthening & Rural Development, Institutional Strengthening and Peacebuilding. CRS projects are funded by various donors including U.S. Government agencies, UN agencies and CRS private funds. CRS prioritizes institutional and technical capacity building of local partners in all of its programs.

Job Summary:
The Accountant will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the Country Program’s (CP’s) 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. S/he will efficiently perform accounting services through documenting financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information; preparing account entries; and delivering financial reporting services.

Job 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 setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in Sun Systems financial accounting package.
  • 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.
  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management.
  • Evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare various, periodic and ad hoc financial reports, as needed, and perform variance analyses to assist with decision-making and proper management of financial resources.
  • Provide information to subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and contribute to capacity strengthening.
  • Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

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 two-three years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.
    Personal Skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies.
  • Accuracy and completeness 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

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)
• None

Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: None

Internal: Finance Department, Operations Department, Programs Department, Regional Finance Officer
External: CRS Partners

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.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job application procedure
Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at not later than Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: not later than Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 12-07-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-07-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-07-2066
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