Financial Analyst II- Global Controller

Catholic Relief Services

Job Title: Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting & Analysis

Reports to: Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting & Analysis

Department: Global Controller Department

Location: Baltimore, MD/Remote

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services 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 is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

Provide team based financial service support for the Global Controller department. Major responsibilities include providing account analysis, ad hoc reporting, financial survey preparation, monitoring and analysis of donor restricted funds, accounting for trade receivables, employee receivables, pension liabilities and other assigned accounts. Job function includes preparation of general ledger account reconciliations, account analysis/research, journal entry preparation, and related financial reporting. Employee will provide support through the ongoing monitoring of financial information to assist the Global Controller department with reporting of financial results, compliance of CRS policies and procedures and donor regulations.

Responsibilities for Internal Candidates

  • Perform account analysis and ad hoc financial reporting as requested by the Global Controller department, and other internal and external parties.
  • Complete financial surveys accurately and timely, including reports for charity watchdog organizations, US census reporting, etc.
  • Responsible for financial review of emergency and non-emergency restricted fund balances. Procedures include producing monthly reports and distributing to country programs, coordinating monthly restricted fund meetings with fund managers to review variances.
  • Perform a configuration review for new projects to be added to the financial ERP system.
  • Perform reconciliation of assigned balance sheet and related revenue and expenditure accounts, including trade receivables, employee receivables, pension liabilities and other assigned accounts. Prepare and record related journal entries. Perform financial analysis to review variances in accounts and follow up to investigate variances.
  • Responsible for reviewing and ensuring that the project subledger reconciles to the general ledger at month end.
  • Collaborate with the Systems Team and act as a liaison between the finance department and other users to provide support and clarification of overall processes.
  • Assist colleagues with responding to financial information requests.
  • Assist internal and external auditors with financial information requests and supporting documentation.
  • Analyze monthly and quarterly fluctuations in assigned accounts for internal reporting and propose necessary adjusting entries.
  • Perform other related tasks and ad hoc projects, as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications for Internal Candidates

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2-5 years accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant or current candidate

Required Languages – Fluency in written and spoken English.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Thorough understanding of accounting standards

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Deadline compliance and management of multiple priorities

• Excellent computer and analytical skills

• Strong financial systems experience, including ERP

• Analytical experience with cube databases

• Strong knowledge of internal controls

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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: All headquarters departments and domestic and international staff. • External: External auditors, vendors, etc.

What we offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

How to apply

Closing date: 18-Nov-22