Finance Officer

  • Posted on 2 February 2021

Job Description

Finance Officer reviews grant budgets, travel expense reports, prepares monthly financial reports for grant funded ROLI and domestic programs.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews new grant budgets, cost extensions, non-cost extensions, and realignment budgets for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the ABA policies and procedures and donor’s regulations;
  • Process expense reports for DC staff, Country Directors, Legal Specialists, and Contractors.
  • Submits incoming invoices for payment and performs reclassification of invoices;
  • Monitors in-kind contribution for all grants and prepares in-kind reports;
  • Requests Purchase Order numbers for US and Non-US vendors, sub grantees, and Independent Contractors.
  • Creates and analyzes reports on revenue/spending by funder and region and advises managers of program spending trends, potential overruns, and expense mitigation opportunities.
  • Provides finance-related support to staff and volunteers posted internationally.
  • Maintains internal budgets and ensures appropriate allocation of support costs to active programs.
  • Assists in the preparation and completion of audits.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable procurement policies and proper allocation of costs for purchases.
  • Identifies and investigates erroneous charges and oversees corrections.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Basic qualifications

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least four years’ experience in finance or accounting; OR, Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least two years’ experience in finance or accounting;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • At least two years’ experience in general ledgers accounting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in grant accounting.
  • Previous experience in financial and/or ERP software solutions.

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 40 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 400 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:

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