Finance Manager, USAID/Sri Lanka Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA) Activity

Management Systems International, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2017

Job Description

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities.


MSI is bidding on a USAID/Sri Lanka activity to strengthen the civil society sector with an emphasis on working in all regions of Sri Lanka and supporting CSO participation in national and local governance processes. The anticipated length of the activity will be three (3) years and anticipated to begin November 2017.

Position Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for all financial aspects of the project including making payments to consultants and venues as well as compiling financial reports. This will be a full time position based in Colombo.

Please note: Only local Sri Lankan citizens may apply


  • Analyze financial data, define relevant information; interpret data for purpose of determining past financial performance and future probability.
  • Process bank and cash transactions, including reconciliations.
  • Ensure adherence to donor rules and regulations and Sri Lankan laws.
  • Review of and accounting for procurement transactions ensuring supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments.Create and/or contribute to financial reports to donor agencies and MSI HQ.


  • Minimum 10 years' experience managing finances for largo NGO programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and business practices and direct experience managing the finances and administration of a USAID-funded project are required.
  • Experience with project financial management, including financials controls, accounting, and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


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