Senior Financial Specialist

Washington, DC
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Overview: ACDI/VOCA is a global development design and delivery partner based in Washington, DC We have implemented effective economic and social development projects around the world since 1963. Our areas of expertise include: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Resilience, Finance, and Equity & Inclusion. We employ some 1,000 people in the United States and overseas. In 2019, we implemented 63 programs in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Beyond our competitive compensation, full array of insurances, generous 401(k) plan, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, commuter subsidy, career development, we also offer a vibrant, friendly, diverse, inclusive, passionate, and inspiring work environment.The Sr. Financial Specialist (Resilience and Growth Division) provides timely financial insight to inform management decisions and risk mitigation. They lead the development of budgets for department-led proposals, project extensions, realignments, and other budget modifications as needed. They collaborate with project teams to identifying key metrics, indicators of success and milestones; performs analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to ensure objectives are achieved and recommended actions for optimization discussed frequently. Responsibilities: Project Financial Analysis: Develop an in-depth understanding of donor rules & regulations and internal policies & procedures related to financial management. Foster strong working relationships with in-country teams and Home Office departments. Create ETC Project Financial Management Tool using Microsoft Excel and ERP system upon startup for all assigned projects. Support projects in the development of annual workplan budgets and various financial reporting for client submission. Coordinate the corporate annual budgeting and mid-year budget reforecasting process for all projects in portfolio. Lead the Month-End financial review process with program teams. Perform Quarterly Financial Reviews of all portfolio projects. Support the financial management of Subawards. Provide capacity building to both field-based and HQ program staff in all aspects of project financial management. Conduct regular financial risk analysis on each project considering agreement type and complexity, project close-out status.Other Financial Management: Serve as a key communication conduit to and from HQ-Finance, Management, and other staff. Ensure the timely and accurate dissemination of information. Use Unit4 Business World ERP system and various other applications to assemble and format reports. Develop, adapt, and maintain financial report templates, processes, and reporting tools as needed to support projects, the division, and the organization. Understand organizations NICRA methodology and ensure its consistent application in assigned portfolio. Provide support to Department Head to ensure completion/accuracy of project projections. Participate in periodic in-house training and workshops related to organizational budgeting practices. Maintain financial documentation files. Support and enhance the company's culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and align with our corporate values by treating others with respect and congeniality.Cost Proposal: Lead development of department-lead proposal budgets for small and micro bids. Develop budgets according to donor requirements and lead preparation of budgets and other required forms. Manage deadlines and coordinate budgeting efforts working directly with the team. Manage/support proposal budget negotiations with partner organizations. Ensure that cost recovery guidelines are followed, applied, and maintained in budgets. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Masters degree preferred in business administration, accounting, finance, or other related field; additional years of experience in lieu of a masters degree will be considered. Minimum of 5 years experience in budgeting and/or accounting or related field, preferably international experience within a non-profit or similar setting. Fluency in English required. Spanish or French language is required. Ability to interpret financial reports and perform financial analyses and perform quick analyses and determine possible solutions required. Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required. Knowledge and familiarity with USG federal rules and regulations, including OMB circulars 2 CFR 200. Knowledge of Unit4 Business World and SharePoint preferred. Knowledge of FAR, CAS, and USAID regulations preferred. Sound communication, detailed-orientation, customer service, analytical, problem-solving, and organization skills. Knowledge and demonstrated experience with MS Office package software applications with advanced skills using Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Team, and other Microsoft programs. Ability to work extended hours during peak periods preferred. 10%-25% international travel.While the requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Please apply online at -with-us/. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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