Apply: CRS Deputy Director of Finance and Grant

Deadline: 08 December, 2023

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director of Finance and Grant.

CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programmes of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


  • Oversee accounting processes, policies, and service delivery and maintain accounting controls
  • Ensure financial accounting package is updated with relevant information for capturing accurate financial data
  • Review and analyse financial reports, including cost allocation of shared costs, to verify financial transactions
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations to ensure all transactions are accurately stated and appropriately classified
  • Work with relevant staff to address irregularities and resolve accounting issues, and ensure correction of accounting entries and payroll
  • Serve as the key point person on all issues related to financial transaction records
  • Provide proactive advice, support, and capacity building to managers, staff, and sub-recipients to ensure compliance with standards and proper records of financial transactions, as well as to support strengthening of internal control
  • Ensure financial reports are generated accurately and disseminated timely as per established reporting schedules and assist staff and sub-recipients with financial reports analysis
  • Oversee maintenance of a good filing system of required supporting documentation to ensure easy access and retrieval and a reliable and easy-to-follow audit trail
  • Ensure efficient management of cash flows and availability of sufficient and optimal cash in the CP’s operating account through monitoring cash balances, preparing bank reconciliations, analysing, and forecasting cash needs
  • Identify financial risks on the project, prepare and keep updated the projects’ risk register
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of grant management capacity-building activities on relevant and appropriate donor financial management policies, procedures, and standards


  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound judgments and decisions
  • Accuracy and completeness with a strong eye for detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognised professional and organisational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Work experience in an international NGO (prefered)
  • Substantial budgeting, budget/expense analysis, and accounting experience
  • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations (preferred)
  • Knowledge of financial reporting software (preferred)
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in Accounting, or a qualification in Accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Master’s degree (preferred)
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in a position with similar responsibilities, with two years of supervisory experience

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