Finance Assistant

at Catholic Relief Services
Published September 15, 2022
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  



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:


You will efficiently provide comprehensive information, clerical, and accounting services to assist the Finance Department in executing processes and delivering service needs that support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. As part of an experienced finance team you will deliver quality support in your role, applying clearly defined accounting and financial reporting processes, procedures and service standards.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:


Complete standard financial documents (vouchers, wire transfer requests, checks, etc.) following a sample template with prescribed guidelines and circulate as needed.

Provide administrative and clerical support to financial transactions processing. Prepare, type, photocopy, and scan related documentation. File accounting and financial reporting documentation as instructed.

Compile supporting documentation (liquidation/receipt package) to support processing of financial transactions. Communicate with staff, subrecipients, partners, suppliers to follow up on required documents.

Perform data entry for financial transactions recording, following validation by the next-level Finance staff.

Keep custody of various documents (e.g. blank/undelivered checks, fuel coupons, etc.).

Basic Qualifications


High School Diploma required. Professional diploma/Certificate or courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration a plus.

Minimum of two years work experience in a similar role with some familiarity of standard accounting practices. Experience with an international organization a plus.

Required Languages– Fluent in English & Arabic.


Travel– 10%


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


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. Able to meet deadlines.

Strong customer service ethic and abilities. Ability to work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications


Experience using MS Office packages, in particular Excel and Word. Hands-on experience with data entry into online databases and forms.

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.



Continuous Improvement & Innovation

Builds Relationships

Develops Talent

Strategic Mindset

Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Key Working Relationships:


Internal: Finance, Operation and programming team.


How to apply


Anyone interested in applying for this position should send a CV and a Cover Letter by email

The subject of the application should be ‘Finance Assistant’.

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