Finance manager

Chemonics, Arlington VA, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th May, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Finance Manager to join a dynamic and growing team for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM). GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives.

The finance manager will provide the overall financial management for one or more of the task orders. The successful candidate will serve as primary point of contact with USAID Contracting Officer Representative (COR) team and task order (TO) Director for task order financial matters, providing professional and timely client service. The finance manager will prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports and maintain and update status of obligated funds. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as primary point of contact with USAID COR team and TO Director for task order financial matters, providing professional and timely client service
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports and maintain and update status of obligated funds
  • Maintain USAID-mandated financial trackers utilizing USAID-provided data and data from Chemonics systems as appropriate
  • Inform Global Supply Chain teams of obligated funding for commodities by country; confirms whether funding is available prior to contract/order execution
  • Develop Task Order specific cost recovery rate at the direction of USAID; Monitor the cost recovery rate on a monthly basis. Maintain and track country specific cost recovery pools, and provide periodic reports to USAID and GHSC-PSM leadership
  • Prepare additional financial reports as required by USAID Contracting Officer Reresentative or Task Order Director
  • Prepare and monitor core work plan budgets as required
  • Provide data to support annual GHSC-PSM corporate budgets and monthly reforecasts
  • Prepare country scoping and/or start up budgets for country offices
  • Review transition and annual country office budgets for compliance with activity percentage allocation requirements, level of effort allocation between HQ and Filed Offices, and task order allocation guidance as updated from time to time by USAID
  • Inform Country Program teams and Country Project Management Units regarding country obligations; Receive country projections from Country Program teams and Country Project Management Units and prepare corporate and USAID pipeline projections and reports
  • Travel to country offices as required
  • Create linkages with systems and communications to encourage culture of transparency and information sharing, and to ensure adequate transparency and dissemination of information to USAID and GHSC-PSM stakeholders
  • Monitor implications of country program and Headquarters financial performance (budget and Level of Effort) across task orders, and update GHSC-PSM management to inform decision making
  • Collaborate with Finance Team Leader and other Task Order Finance Managers to develop and implement strategies and foster a culture of transparency and collaboration that enables the Finance Team to perform at high levels of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrate leadership, versatility and integrity in performance of work, following Chemonics Code of Business Conduct
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications ​

  • Advanced degree in accounting or financial management, or a closely related field or equivalent post-graduate degree in these areas preferred and a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience
  • A bachelor ’s degree in accounting, financial management or a closely related field and thirteen years of relevant work experience may be substituted for a graduate degree
  • At least seven years of experience managing the finances of US Government funded programs with multi-country field offices
  • Experience interacting with senior U.S. and foreign government officials
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to establish and maintain effective contacts with key stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical writing and organizational skills and advanced numerical skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year; experience living or conducting volunteer work in developing countries
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, especially MS Excel
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in secondary language is preferred


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