Finance Officer at Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work are accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Borno

Job Summary

  • S/he 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 the preparation and delivery of financial services.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete.
  • Prepare delegated financial reports, as needed.
  • Help share information with sub-recipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in the Insight financial accounting package.
  • Assume the Accounts Payable Specialist Persona in insight and be responsible for all payment processing assigned under this level access.
  • Record delegated financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Help evaluate sub-recipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen the capacity of partners in financial accounting and transactions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • 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.
  • Minimum of two years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the relevant public donors’ regulations a plus.
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of financial reporting software a plus.
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Integrity

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.

Required Languages:

  • English and Hausa.


  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30 %.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Finance staff, Nigeria and NE Operations Managers, HR Manager, Emergency Coordinators, Emergency Director, Program staff, Supply Chain Team, and Internal Audit.
  • External: Banking Institutions, Government Entities, Donors, Sub-recipients, Suppliers and External Auditors.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • 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.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • CRS’s talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm


Application Deadline  19th July, 2021.


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