Grant Accountant job at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Vacancy title:
Grant Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, October 20 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, October 06 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Summary:
• You will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the CRS 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 CRS financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial reporting services.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
• Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for CRS subrecipients and partners following established standards. Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned project/grant accounts in INSIGHT financial accounting package.
• Review and validate supporting documentation 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 in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
• Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant CRS 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 CRS staff with decision-making. Assist with budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
• Provide information to CRS staff, subrecipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and other capacity building activities.
• Keep up-to-date filing of document supporting financial transactions
• Analyze and settle the balance of account payables timely (Taxes, Social contributions, …)
• Analyze and recover the balance of account receivables timely (Employees, Partners,…)
• Perform assigned treasury CRS (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant field preferred. Accounting or audit certification preferred.
• Previous experience ensuring compliance on DFID or other large donor contracts.
• Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt or Project Management Professional certifications preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.
• Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations; knowledge of COSO’s Internal Control Framework or The Institute of Internal Audit’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
• Knowledge of data analytics techniques and process performance improvement leading practices
• Knowledge of accounting systems
• Coaching and training abilities.
• Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

Required Languages – English – French - Kinyarwanda
Travel - willing and able to travel up to 50 %.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Good relationship management skills
• Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
• Ability to make sound judgment
• Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
• Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
• Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of INSIGHT financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.

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.
• Builds and Maintains Trust
• Collaborates with Others
• Open to Learn
• Leads Change
• Develops and Recognizes Others
• Strategic Mindset
• Personal Accountability
• Acts with Integrity.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Key Working Relationships:
• Internal: Finance and Programming staff
• External: Sub-Recipients, Partners
***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 and strongly encourages Youth and Female candidates to apply.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application form, Self -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document - via email only to:  not later than Friday, October 20th, 2023, at 01:30 pm.
• Please, include below statement in your cover letter:
• “By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.”
• Also include your full names and title “Grant Accountant@Band 8” in the subject line.
• Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
• Kigali, October 05th, 2023.
• Hans Fly
• Country Representative
• CRS/Rwanda Program

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, October 20 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 06-10-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 06-10-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-10-2066
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