Finance Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS Nigeria seeks for highly qualified candidates to fill the position below. Full Job Descriptions can be downloaded at the links provided.

Position: Finance Manager

Department: Operations

Location: Abuja

Position Band: E-l

Reports To: Head of Operations

Supervisees: All Finance Staff

Job Description Link:

Position Summary:

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the CP’s Finance Department. As a member of the country program’s leadership team, s/he is responsible for ensuring the robustness of the CP’s financial management systems and processes. S/he is in charge of financial reporting, financial grant management and compliance, communication, capacity building of finance staff as well as capacity strengthening of sub recipients in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager designs, improves and maintains effective financial systems and processes. In line with CRS strategic priority to reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability, s/he works with CP management to ensure that the country program maintains a high level of resource stewardship and strict financial accountability.


The Finance Manager serves as the principal advisor to the CP leadership on all matters relating to financial management. S/he plays a leadership role in shaping the country program’s processes and practices in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager prepares financial information and interprets results to promote stewardship and manage risks. S/he stays abreast of changes in the financial operating environment and promotes policies and processes to ensure the country program adapts to these changes. S/he strives to enhance collaboration between Finance, Programming, and other departments. S/he ensures the Finance team consistently delivers a high standard of customer service. As a change agent, s/he champions, supports and oversees the implementation of new financial strategy, processes, tools, policies and procedures.


  • Strong leadership, management, and analytical skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation and effective communication skills (good listener, positive, supportive, clear, constructive, and accessible) both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
  • Excellent skills in Excel required. Knowledge of other application software, such as Word, Visio and PowerPoint highly desired.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prepare training materials and to present training materials.
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt quickly to change.
  • Willingness to work the hours needed to meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative and proactive team environment, but able to work independently.


  • University Degree in Accounting, finance or related field or equivalent work experience required. A professional certification in Accounting or a related field highly desired.
  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in a financial management position of responsibility, at least three of which is in a supervisory position required.
  • Budgeting and budget management experience required.
  • Knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software highly-desired.
  • Proven ability to analyze reports or issues and to provide appropriate recommendations required.
  • Availability to perform work assignments out of the country required.
  • Sound knowledge of local law in the areas of taxation and local regulatory reporting obligations is required.
  • Strong knowledge of effective management practices desired.
  • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations will be highly desired.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates should download the application form using this link and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to The position and location of the position should be stated as the subject of the email.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received until all positions are completely filled.

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

‘CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.