Senior Financial Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 January 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 22 February 2020
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Job Description

The Portfolio Senior Financial Specialist for Resilience and Growth Division has the responsibility of overseeing financial performance of projects in the division. The position is responsible for: (1) managing multiple cost extension/modification and new proposals in accordance with best practices to the unique needs of each bid; (2) monitoring financial performance of projects within the portfolio; and (3) actively contributing to the corporate annual budget process. The position reports to the Managing Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).

Portfolio Financial Management (60%): Develop an in-depth understanding of corporate policies and procedures and donor regulations as they apply to the budget process. Work collaboratively with EVP of assigned project management division to develop and maintain standardized financial reports and analyses for the division project portfolio. Ensure full NICRA recovery for project portfolio. Provide coaching to program staff (both HQ and field based) in all aspects of budgeting, donor regulations, and financial management. Assist projects in development of estimates to complete (ETC). Provide technical support for ETCs. Lead Quarterly Financial reviews with projects. Review financial accrual reports for the projects prior to their submission to the clients. Review prime and sub budget modifications for accuracy and completeness prior to the submission to clients. Take the lead in developing prime budget modifications if necessary. Assist program staff with annual workplan budget for submission to client, working closely with all project, accounting, and compliance staff.

Cost Proposal (30%): Develop cost proposals according to the solicitation requirements and take a lead in preparing proposal budgets and other required forms of the cost proposal. Manage deadlines and coordinate proposal budgeting efforts working directly with the proposal team. Manage/support proposal budget negotiations with partner organizations.

Other Financial Management (10%): Actively contribute to the corporate annual budget process. Use Unit4 Business World ERP system and various other applications to assemble and format reports. Participate in and conduct periodic in-house training and workshops related to organizational budgeting practices. Work with Business World Systems Analyst to design reports for improved program financial management. Assist the Sr. Director FP&A in the design of new financial management tools and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree preferred in business administration, accounting, finance, or other related field; additional years of experience in lieu of a master’s degree will be considered. Minimum of five years’ experience in budgeting and/or accounting or related field. Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required. Ability to interpret financial reports and perform financial analyses and perform quick analyses and determine possible solutions required. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Unit4 Business World and SharePoint preferred. Knowledge of FAR, CAS, and USAID regulations preferred. Experience with multi-media applications, Excel, Word, Power Point and other Microsoft programs. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and reading comprehension abilities. Flexible, upbeat attitude. Spanish language is required. Must be able to work extended hours during peak periods. Ability to travel internationally 10%-25%.

While the requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

About the Organization

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 34 projects in 19 countries and total revenues of approximately $128 million.

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