Senior Grants and Finance Accountant (Temporary)
HIAS seeks a Senior Grants and Finance Accountant to perform grant-related post award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, reconciliation and financial reporting. S/he helps resolve discrepancies in conjunction with collecting information, preparing and analyzing monthly, quarterly financial reports comparing budget to actual and reconciling variances. The duration of this assignment is three (3) months. Essential Functions: Supports cost allocation, quarterly reporting, budget preparation, grants management, and tracking support Develops systems for recording and tracking all fiscal activities and documenting variance analysis. Analyzes and evaluates contract and grant/project budgets for correct calculation of expenditure categories such as salaries, salary increases, fringe benefits, indirect cost, overhead, program supplies, and equipment Ensures that all financial reporting is compliant with US Government, UNHCR and other donors grants management and financial management regulations Learns Great Plains 2017 financial system and management reporter. Supports evaluating existing management reporting developed by the GM&C team and helps repackage the way monthly financials are developed and packaged for program division colleagues globally. Supports development of tools for analytics to ensure emphasis on providing information to program colleagues in order to support spending trends in programmatic areas of the grant. Supports developing methodologies for spending trends which will provide assistance to field base teams so that they may track overspending and underspending of their grants across all federal programs globally. Re-assesses the forecast tools templates so that country program teams can forecast their spending on all federal grants. Works with program staff to provide budget projections as required by program staff and government agencies; ensures accuracy of budget information in the general ledger. Coordinates and supports the development of complex proposals and cost applications through completion in pre award. Performs other tasks as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Finance, Public Administration, Business or a related field. At least three to five years of experience in Financial Management; extensive knowledge of the Federal Grant Awarding System and experience in grants management or program development. Post graduate qualifications in Finance, Business Administration, Management or Accounting; experience managing large grants programs required. Bilateral, Multilateral, and Foundation donor experience preferred. Strong skills in financial analysis and reporting, crystal reports experience welcomed. Strong data collection, problem-solving and analytic skills; ability to meet and juggle competing priorities, meet demanding deadlines and work under pressure. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively verbally and orally. Ability to translate and summarize numbers into understandable narrative to others. Extensive knowledge of DOS/PRM USAID regulations, OMB Circulars, 2 CFR 200 (also known as Uniform Administrative Requirements Code) required. Demonstrated ability to interpret regulations and implement actions accordingly. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills to include pivot tables, look up tables and if statements when necessary and ability to run management reporter a financial tool module. Strong experience using financial and accounting systems required.