Senior Finance Associate, Budgeting & Reporting

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th April, 2018

Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

CHAI’s employees currently work in over 30 countries across Africa, Asia, and Central America and are supported by CHAI's Boston-based finance team.

Summary of Position:

The Senior Finance Associate will be a key business partner to the Global Program Team, leading on various financial and operational tasks including, but not limited to, budgeting, financial analysis, financial reporting, program plan analysis, general ledger review, and grant compliance. Additionally, the Senior Finance Associate will provide budgeting and financial reporting support to several country offices. The Senior Finance Associate will report directly to a Senior Global Program Director and to the Director of Budgeting & Reporting.


Grant Management

  • Generate budgets for grant proposals (or re-budgeting of existing grants).
  • Generate financial reports and invoices for donors, working directly with the relevant Director, Manager, or EVP responsible for the grant, and work directly with the Director of Budgeting and Reporting and the Global Team Program Director to validate the reports.
  • Review the finance-related sections of donor contracts, amendments, and no-cost extensions with regards to anticipated cash flows, financial reporting requirements, approved budget, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with donor financial requirements.

Financial and Budget Management

  • Review G/L entries related to the Global Program team and work collaboratively with program managers and directors on G/L adjustments.
  • Prepare monthly analyses of operational expenses against the budget; work with program managers and directors to provide variance explanations and to make ongoing adjustments to programmatic plans.
  • Lead the annual budgeting and periodic reforecasting processes for the Global Program team and for other supported focal country offices to ensure consistency and accurate reflection of programmatic goals given the financial resources available.
  • Work with the Global Program team and country offices to allocate and track funding.

Invoices and Contracts

  • Support the business relationship with subcontractors and implementing partners.
  • Work with Global Program managers and directors and Accounts Payable to ensure timely payment of invoices.


  • Facilitate training on finance-related issues to non-finance staff; ensure corporate memory is retained; facilitate knowledge transfer of best practices between Global Program teams.
  • Create tools and reports for budgeting and planning purposes.
  • Whenever possible, be an organization-wide resource for CHAI operations and participate in ad hoc projects and analyses as needed.


  • Advanced degree; Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) preferred. Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of an Advanced degree.
  • 4-6 years of prior experience in a related field (experience with an international non-profit/NGO is preferred)
  • Strong familiarity with financial systems, budgeting, accounting best-practices, expense recording and reporting
  • Strong quantitative skills and solid experience in financial modeling using advanced Excel features
  • Dynamic individual with strong leadership, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to deliver high quality, actionable feedback on a variety of complex issues to management, donors, and care-partners
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment; self-motivated and capable of working independently as well as within a team
  • Proactive solutions oriented capability
  • Highest ethical standards, a deep sense of collegiality, as well as a strong desire to create positive change on a big scale


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