The Carter Center: Associate Director, Program Finance

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
The Carter Center
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Carter Center

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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 


The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.




The Associate Director, Financial Operations is responsible for financial accounting and reporting of the Health/Peace programs. This includes management and supervision of the financial operations of multiple field offices, and supervision of financial staff at headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.



  • Responsible for the financial viability of NGO international offices and internal programs through the management and control of their financial operations.
  • Responsible for all aspects of financial management including financial reporting, budgeting, auditing, cash management and procurement.
  • Prepares and monitors annual budgets for headquarters and field operations.
  • Reviews and approves proposal budgets developed by financial staff working in cooperation with program staff.
  • Maintains system of internal controls to ensure that the program's assets are safeguarded.
  • Establishes guidelines based on official policies and analysis of past experiences for each cost element in the proposals to improve reasonable and accurate figures.
  • Directs the accounting, compliance and reporting on all grant funding.
  • Reviews all grant provisions and set-up procedures to comply with the donor's needs and the organization's policies.
  • Evaluates grants for accurate assignment to revenue categories.
  • Reviews and revises budgets.
  • Balances expenditures among multiple cost centers when funding for an initiative is provided by multiple grants, particularly grants with differing end dates.
  • Oversees compliance by ensuring accurate payroll allocations and review of all charges prior to payment.
  • Manages the preparation and distribution of interim and final financial reports; provides analysis and forecasts expenses.
  • Ensures compliance with all governmental rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Assists in periodic audits throughout the year.
  • Develops, evaluates, and recommends policies and procedures, and measures effectiveness.
  • Ensures that all program bank accounts effectively and safely handle resources.
  • May supervise staff. Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and five years of related financial experience.
  • Experience with the development of grant budget proposals and grant management is required.


  • Professional certifications encouraged.
  • Supervisory experience necessary, in addition to experience with operational policy formulation and assessment, comprehensive accounting and budgeting skills, overseas and project management experience and good understanding of issues affecting developing countries in which programs operate.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or French desirable. 

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. The Carter Center requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

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