Finance Manager

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Washington, United States
Apply by 31 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 April 2018

Job Description

The Finance Manager is responsible for accurate financial reporting and revenue management for an annual portfolio of approximately $30M, made of up several different assistance and acquisition awards sponsored by USAID. This includes tracking expenses and AR balances and preparing and/or reviewing financial deliverables, reports, and invoices. The Senior Management & Finance Analyst also supports departments across the Institute with financial analysis and grant/contract management. The Finance Manager may periodically lead working groups within the Business Planning & Analytics department and he/she may conduct trainings on topics related to financial management and award administration. Please note: This position does not manage people but manages the processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates and maintains award/contract status reports to monitor project expenses against approved budget line items. Identifies major variances and resolves issues with revenue recognition and cash receipts. Prepares monthly invoices for seven separate USAID-sponsored programs, and reviews invoices and financial reports for four others. Prepares other financial deliverables as required, such as pipeline analyses, projections, residuals analyses, financial reports, etc.
  • Dedicated to monitoring sub award recipients for two USAID cooperative agreements. Reviews advance requests and subsequent payment reconciliations. Provides training and acts as a resource for field and home office staff in sub-recipient monitoring and compliance, namely around spending and payment reconciliations, and field office operations. Coordinates the quarterly budget v. actuals, pipeline analysis, and accrual reports.
  • Reviews award status reports on a monthly basis or as needed with points of contact in the Client Engagement unit; plans and facilitates regular meetings with these contacts. Reviews burn rate and other metrics to make projections and provide financial decision support to the Project Manager. Interprets agreement and applicable regulations to determine recoverability of costs and advise on business decisions.
  • Guides colleagues throughout the organization with financial management and resource planning. Includes providing analysis and support during the annual plan and mid-year forecast process.
  • Prepares content for and participates in meetings with senior management and cross-departmental trainings. Responsible for ad-hoc departmental and IIE wide projects, leveraging experience, and knowledge of IIE’s financial systems and cost allocations.
  • Determines appropriate product type for new agreements and facilitates PeopleSoft award setup. Develops and distributes payment coding structure. Acts as award administrator throughout the life cycle of an award, including creating new projects and activities and uploading and tracking financial deliverables.
Job Requirements

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply subject matter of a specialized technical discipline.
  • Requires at least five (5) years of related work experience and a minimum of five years of total work experience.



Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with ability to run pivot tables, data validations, charts, and advanced formulas in Excel.
  • Strong compliance background, with knowledge of Uniform Guidance and FAR.
  • Familiarity with GAAP a plus.
  • Experience with both grant and contract management, specifically with USAID.
  • Experience with a variety of funding mechanisms, including grants, contracts, indefinite quantity contracts, cooperative agreements, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to drive common understanding across a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters.
  • Proven ability to create and explain comprehensive financial report and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify financial and compliance risks.
  • Ability to develop and conduct training to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work and follow through to completion, work under pressure and tight deadlines, and work with team members from different locations and cultures.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Travel Less than 10%

About the Organization

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency. IIE designs and implements fellowships, training, and technical assistance programs for sponsors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations, universities, and international organizations. As an independent, non-profit organization IIE serves as a resource for educators and learning institutions worldwide through our network of six U.S. regional and fifteen overseas offices. Annually, IIE administers over 250 programs that support cultural and educational linkages to nearly 18,000 men and women from 175 nations around the world. IIE fulfills its mission and achieves the objectives of sponsors through research, development and implementation of the following services in the United States and abroad: -developing and managing effective academic and technical training programs, -arranging internships, professional placements and exchanges, -administering small grants programs, -facilitating technical assistance, -convening international conferences, and -administering English language training. All IIE activities support one or more of our strategic goals: -Promote closer educational and professional relations between the people of the United States and other countries; -Increase the number of students, scholars, and professionals who have the opportunity to study teach and conduct research outside their country of residence; -Strengthen and internationalize institutions of higher learning throughout the world; and -Foster global development through training and technical assistance. Global Development Center IIE's Global Development Center (GDC) administers professional capacity-building programs serving participants from developing countries. The GDC's professional training and exchange programs have allowed participants to gain both industry and public agency based expertise, and acquire leadership, management and technical skills in a variety of fields. The GDC is an extension of IIE's strategic goal to offer the best in professional technical training and capacity development assistance in collaboration with public, private, and non-profit sector clients. The GDC's approach is to establish partnerships that can produce sustainable development results by engaging new and existing international development stakeholders. IIE is able to leverage additional and diverse sources of funding to bring creative development solutions to bear on complicated development challenges. IIE's contract and grant management approach strengthens human and institutional capacity development programs and ultimately delivers a series of premium integrated training services with measurable results for our sponsors. We establish and maintain partnerships with forward-looking governments, educational institutions, corporations, and foundations that work to improve the societies in which they live. Throughout all IIE programs we make a daily investment in the Opening Minds to the World concept: Peace and prosperity in the 21st century depend on increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. As technology opens borders, educational and professional exchange opens minds.

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