Field Financial Manager (ABA ROLI Mexico)

  • Posted on 26 March 2019

Job Description

ABA ROLI seeks a Field Financial Manager for an initial period of 6 months, based in its office in Mexico City and with probable travel throughout the country. Candidates need to the able to work legally in Mexico.

JOB SUMMARY

The Field Financial Manager shall provide financial and administrative management support to ABA ROLI’s office in Mexico. These duties will involve frequent interaction and coordination with U.S.-based grants managers and finance staff.

The Field Financial Manager shall coordinate budgeting and financial reporting for all program activities, including those related to the program activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Office operations:

  • Has principal responsibility for the handling of office funds, such as banking and petty cash;
  • Assists the Country Director and Program Officers with the financial administration and discharge of budgetary and accounting operations; and
  • Ensures timely payment of office costs and local staff salaries.

Reporting and compliance:

  • Tracks expenses against approved budgets for projects;
  • Prepares detailed monthly expense reports in QuickBooks;
  • Conducts monthly bank reconciliations and cash forecasting;
  • Ensures compliance with donor and ABA financial management and reporting requirements;
  • Coordinates and liaises with U.S.-based grants managers and finance staff;

Record keeping:

  • Develops and maintains up-to-date financial records and vendor and consultant records;
  • Maintains files of all contracts, agreements, and supporting documents;
  • Maintains files of and reports on local staff recruitment, training, and termination;
  • Maintains inventory and property lists.

New business development:

  • Assists and advises on prераration of programmatic budgets, including budget narratives;

Programmatic support:

  • Coordinates logistics for training workshops and national competitions in Mexico;
  • Makes vendor and consultant payments in a timely fashion; and
  • Provides additional support as needed.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in accounting, finance, or related field;
  • Intermediate computer skills;
  • Professional fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written);
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in financial management of U.S. government-funded programs;
  • Experience with financial management software and accounting spreadsheets, including QuickBooks and Excel; and
  • Experience working in a professional setting with individuals from varied cultural backgrounds.

The Field Financial Manager must also be organized, detail-oriented, ethical, responsible, trustworthy, a team player, and discrete when working with confidential documents and information

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

For more information about what we do at ABA ROLI please visit: https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/about.html

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