Senior Project Finance Analyst

  • Posted on 18 June 2019
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Job Description

Opportunity

The fulltime Senior Project Finance Analyst will be based in our Rockville, MD office, and will play an important role supporting the USAID-funded bilateral contract for the large-scale integrated health service delivery program in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This $314 million, seven-year project will transform the way health care is delivered in the DRC – from introducing innovations like using drones to get essential medicines to conflict-affected areas, to using digital data dashboards to improve decisions about how health services are managed, to providing truly integrated service delivery in a gender and conflict sensitive way. The Integrated Health Program in the DRC will be implemented in nine provinces, which are grouped into three regions – Eastern Congo, Kasai, and Katanga – and in partnership with one Congolese and eight sub-contractors.

USAID contract management expertise is required, as is proficiency (FS3) in spoken and written French. The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel to DRC, including locations outside of Kinshasa, for extended periods of time as required.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop budgets for project teams that align to contractual requirements, proposal and project WBS; Work with Portfolio Manager and Senior Financial Manager to adjust as appropriate
  • Review, validate and report project actual costs incurred for labor, expense and travel
  • Document and submit information in support of accruals for work performed but not yet invoiced in accordance with company policies
  • Work with Project Team to collect bottom up financial forecasts/Estimate to complete and enter into Project Financial Management Tool
  • Review trends to assess accuracy of the financial forecast and work with project team to remediate any issues
  • Responsible for accuracy in financial reporting for cost, revenue and profitability internally to the division and finance department, as well as externally to the client(s) in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Conduct financial risk analysis considering contract type, subcontracts/materials, staffing, and other measures as appropriate. Report financial risks to the business up to Portfolio Manager, Senior Financial Manager, Operations Directors and Program Finance
  • Comply with company, client, local and other legal requirements and regulations
  • Track the progress of activities with financial implications such as milestones with progress payments or ties to fee
  • Prepare and manage project specific deliverables related to financial or contractual requirements (such as invoicing, supporting back-up data, limitation of funds communications, etc.)
  • Responsible for accuracy of financial reporting to client and Division
  • Initiate purchase requisitions in Oracle in support of project services and material purchase needs
  • Work with procurement team to review vendor and consultant agreements to validate funding and contract type are appropriate based on prime contract including subcontracts and materials purchases

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Experience with Oracle and TM1 based systems preferred
  • Skilled with excel for data manipulation and analysis such as pivot tables, lookups, etc.
  • Experience with USAID contract financial management
  • Experience supporting and balancing the needs of multiple contracts at once
  • French language skills (reading, writing, speaking) at FS3 level
  • Willingness and ability to travel to DRC, including locations outside of Kinshasa, for periods of at least three weeks, no fewer than twice a year

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience and BA degree (in finance or economics) or the equivalent combination of education and experience

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1965, Abt Associates was built on the concept that sound information and empirical analysis are the best foundations for effective decision making. The firm blends the subject matter expertise of our staff with technical capabilities in applied research, program implementation, and data collection to shape policy, strengthen systems, measure performance, and deliver other solutions to our public and private sector clients. Examples of Abt Associates’ work include nationally recognized research, evaluation, and technical assistance to improve the efficiency of healthcare systems, the effectiveness of government housing programs, the production of food, and the measurement of public opinion. Abt’s staff of more than 2000 includes national and international experts who are known for their understanding of communities and governments worldwide, innovative research techniques, and insightful—and often groundbreaking—analyses and recommendations. Approximately 51 percent of our staff has graduate degrees; one in six has a doctorate. Our staff’s educational and professional disciplines include economics, engineering, environmental analysis, epidemiology, food security, health, housing, international development, psychology, social science, statistics, and survey methodology. Abt’s research staff is experienced with prominent statistical software packages, including SPSS, SAS, and STATA, along with qualitative software such as NVIVO and Atlas. In 2011, Abt Associates was ranked among the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 development innovators. Abt has offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Rockville, Md.; Cambridge, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Durham, N.C.; and New York City and program offices in nearly 40 countries in Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. www.abtassociates.com

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