Senior Manager, Grants Finance

Plan International , Toronto, Canada

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th December, 2020

Job Description

The Position

The Senior Manager, Grant Finance and Compliance is part of a cross-functional project team responsible for quality implementation of complex, multi-million dollar grant funded projects. The team includes specialists in Program Management and relevant thematic experts. This is a key role within the team that provides oversight and analysis of the financial health of assigned projects/ portfolios; while ensuring compliance to donor requirements and the achievements of revenue targets. The Senior Manager, Grant Finance and Compliance will also provide leadership to a team of Compliance Managers.

What success looks like?

  • Provide financial oversight to a portfolio of projects (predominantly in West and Central Africa) that are funded by governments, multilateral organizations, foundations and corporations.
  • Provide financial inputs for project work planning and budgeting.
  • Ensure appropriate set-up for project finances and reporting.
  • Work with the project team and partners to attain accurate and timely project financial information.
  • Review and ensure accurate project financial reporting for management and funders.
  • Ensure projects are audit ready, in compliance with funding agreements, and lead on project audits.
  • Ensure the project team has a good understanding of the project finances and compliance risks, allowing the team to solution for issues and develop risk mitigation tactics.
  • Lead on process improvement initiatives.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated success developing costing models/ budgets at the project design stage and risk assessment/ mitigation for large proposals
  • Fluency in English and French, written and verbal communication
  • Financial management experience of large-scale international projects, including project risk management
  • Proven track record of working with a wide variety of international development funding agencies or similar
  • Experience managing contracts and agreements with Global Affairs Canada, Development Banks and multilateral agencies is desirable
  • A flexible and adaptable work style; open to collaboration with strong personalities; ability to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving work culture
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and deliver within short deadlines
  • Experience managing internal audits/ reviews and project management reporting and performance reporting
  • Familiarity working in cross-functional teams and a matrix environment
  • People leadership experience
  • MBA or CPA designation an asset.


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