The Finance Officer assists the Finance Manager in coordinating financial management and performing accounting and financial duties for a department or unit. S/he works with various sources of funding including sponsored research, and federal restricted funds, grants and contracts, and performs audit function to assure accuracy and compliance with internal and external regulations. The incumbent of this position is also responsible for guiding and conducting training on accounting systems (GFAS) whilst performing general month-end and year-end closing processes to countries, selecting and applying established procedures appropriately. S/he monitors the Implementing Agency (IA), maintains the tracking system, review Subaward Finance Report (SFR), payment voucher from country, and updates supervisor on status of projects as required.
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepares and monitors monthly expenditures for projects by analyzing financial data and providing monthly reports to internal stakeholders.
- Establishes and manages accounting record keeping systems and procedures for tracking and reporting.
- Assists to support reviewing invoicesby working in GL and financial report detail with country/APRO finance/program staff relevant to monthly expenditures and project budgets.
- Communicates with country finance staff regarding monitoring of budgets to ensure projects adhere to budget constraints and meet completion.
- Works closely with countries staff and ensures all transactions, adjustments or other changes are reported correctly and in a timely manner.
- Provides technical support on the tracking system (SAT) to country office staff and ensure information in the system is up to date
- Supports on Implementing Agency budget and Subaward Financial Report (SFR) review and ensure that IA’s expenditures are in compliance with approved budget and supporting documents and are consistent with FHI360 and award policy.
- Prepares subaward monitoring report to finance support team on a quarterly basis. Analyze and raise issue or concern to team
- Assists in IA close-out process ensuring all requirements have been met and IA funds have been settled
- Prepares data for financial management reports, e.g. revenue forecasts, quarterly financial reports, monthly management report and other financial reports as assigned
- Supports/performs general month-end and year-end closing processes such as review cost allocation, balance sheet reconciliation, country accounting transactions, accrual and ensure timely submission of countries month-end package
- Under the supervision of Finance Manager, notify and advise country offices on relevant issues and proposed solutions, keeping them informed of significant developments and/or risks
- Manages APRO filing including finance support shared points.
- Performs other related duties as assigned
EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY:
- Working knowledge of general office practices and administrative procedures
- Relevant software skills including automated accounting software, database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
- Strong knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), budgeting, general ledger and fiscal control theories and practices.
- Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
- Ability to work verify and analyze financial data, identify errors and prepare reports
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and demanding schedules to deliver high quality results on time
- Flexible approach to working hours and the ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work in, and contribute, to a team building environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion.
TYPE AND NATURE OF CONTACTS:
Interact with others, detect errors and resolve problem situations with tact, external contacts.
SUPERVISORY AND RESPONSIBILITY:
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Normal office working conditions and site visit to monitor sub-recipients as needed.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
- Typically requires 3-5 years of accounting or finance experience.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
- Computer spreadsheet experience required.
- Prior experience working with USAID, international NGOs and government organizations will be an advantage.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
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