Director of Finance & Administration, Regional Counter-Trafficking in Persons

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 18 April 2019

Job Description

The Director of Finance and Administration will be based in Almaty and will oversee finance and accounting for the Regional Counter-Trafficking in Persons activity in Central Asia. The Director of Finance and Administration provides support to all Technical, Program & Operations Departments, and ensures that the program operates within the approved budget for the program and is compliant with USG cost principles under 2 CFR 200. The Director of Finance and Administration will also work closely with each country’s Finance and Administration Associate to review and verify program costs and payments are properly coded.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Finance and Administration manages, delegates, supervises, ensures quality with, and provide guidance to staff on, the following tasks:

  • Maintain program accounts in accordance with Winrock policy and procedures;
  • Ensure program expenditures are in accordance with the approved budget, program agreement, and USAID policies and cost principles;
  • Ensure correct coding of expenses, and file supporting documents as per the set guidelines;
  • Oversee all programmatic financial transactions including grants and other procurements;
  • Coordinate with the Finance & Administration Associates to ensure that invoices for grants payments are broken down correctly per grant and each state task code, so we are consistent in our reports;
  • Ensure that monthly accounts and financial reports (FOVs) are submitted to headquarters by the given deadline;
  • Coordinate updating monthly field projections with HO budget manager;
  • Finalize and submit monthly wire requests to HO by the given deadline;
  • Implement sound internal control practices in program office(s) in accordance with Winrock policy;
  • Work with Program Accountant in Arkansas to address any concerns with program liabilities, grant cost reconciliations and other accounting matters to ensure we properly report costs to USAID;
  • Ensure that all program staff follow Winrock accounting policy (with respect to procurement, timesheets, receipts, etc.);
  • Develop and manage program budget and pipeline to ensure the program operates within the approved obligation and budget ceiling;
  • Monitor monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments, and advances to subcontractors and consultants;
  • Provide detailed analysis of costs, budgets, contract, and funding agency requirements as needed;
  • Facilitate program audits as needed;
  • Ensure that all financial and accounting documentation is compliant in preparation for USAID audit;
  • Manage and record staff payroll;
  • Review field and partner accounts periodically to ensure full compliance to given rules and regulations;
  • Manage working advances to staff and programs as required;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party;
  • Oversee that all consultants, sub-grants, and other contracts are properly closed before the program ends;
  • Oversee the opening and closing of bank accounts in required countries; and
  • Coordinate with Winrock’s regional finance officer in Nairobi to hand over any outstanding payments or contracts that need to be addressed at the end of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience required, including administration of USAID agreements, financial management, direct program management;
  • Experience managing to the highest ethical standard;
  • International work experience in a position similar to Director of Finance and Administration;
  • Experience managing international programs valued at $15 million or more;
  • Experience managing grants accounting;
  • Familiarity with Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations under 2 CFR 200;
  • Ability to manage diverse team;
  • Fluent written and oral English language skills required; and
  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are essential. Strong analytical and computer skills, especially spreadsheet and financial analysis.

DESIRALE SKILLS AND EXPERTIESE:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field of equivalent;
  • Experience managing program close out and preparing for USAID Audi; and
  • Working knowledge of Russian preferred. Working knowledge of Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, and/or Uzbek is an asset.

About the Organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

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