The Task Force for Global Health, an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA, is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to join their team. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.
Prepares and analyzes statistical and financial reports,
financial statements, and supporting schedules. Prepares, develops and monitors department budgets. Conducts financial training and audits for sub-awards. Analyzes historical accounting data and other information to make projections which will aid management in short- and long-range financial planning. Coordinates action necessary to correct account balances and maintain proper accounting controls and procedures. Assists in year-end audits and in ensuring the accuracy of financial data. Analyzes financial statements and prepares and analyzes financial reports to represent current and projected financial status. Ensures compliance with donor regulations and reporting requirements. Projects future trends and prepares long-range operational forecasts and cash flow analysis., Assists in preparing, developing, and monitoring budgets. May perform indirect cost analysis. Performs related responsibilities as required.
This is a key position on the Neglected Support Center (NTD-SC) team. The NTD-SC supports operational research on shared issues with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, DFID and other sources. The Senior Financial Analysts serves as the financial expert for all funding streams. A core responsibility for this position will include thorough training and financial evaluation of sub-awardees. The Senior Financial Analyst will play a vital role in our collaborative work by supporting the financial operations, including overseeing and tracking all financial transactions for the NTD Support Center and ensuring that policies and procedures are in accordance with donor requirements and with GMP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
• Responsible for ensuring that the accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis functions are operating effectively and efficiently
• Evaluates financial reports of sub-grantees, identifies deficits or problem areas, and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective actions
• Performs financial training and audits for sub-awardees
• Assesses prospective recipients' administrative and institutional abilities to implement program/activities
• Explains to Non-U.S partner organizations the requirements, policies and procedures of the Task Force for Global Health, USAID, DFID, and private donors
• Prepares budgets, budget modifications, and financial reports for internal and external reporting
• Monitors revenue and expenses and advises management of significant variances in budgets, cash flow, under or over spending and prepare expenses and revenue forecasts
• Ensures compliance with donor requirements for all contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, and prepares and executes the annual audit management plan
• Develops audit and assessment scope of work for USAID and DFID funded projects and activities, and plays a key role in planning and conducting audits and assessments
• Prepares required monthly/quarterly and ad hoc financial reports for donors
• Prepares quarterly accruals and reviews closeout documents to ensure that finance-related closeout actions such as completion of required audits and payment of final claims and de-obligation of excess funds are properly carried out, if necessary
• Reviews general ledger accounts, reconciles errors and prepares adjusting journal entries
• Monitors revenues and expenses and advises management team of significant variances in budgets including cash flow, under- and over-spending patterns
• Analyzes past and current data and prepares expense and revenue forecasts
• Assists with the development and tracking of the NTD-SC's sub-contracts and consulting agreements
• Tracks payments toward all sub-awards and consulting agreements with continuous updates
• Evaluates financial reporting on all sub-contracts, identifies deficits or problem areas, and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective actions
• Reviews and processes vendor payments and consulting invoices and enters them into the Financial Edge Accounts Payable system
• Processes monthly credit card statements for NTD-SC team members
• Prepares, reviews, tracks and approves travel requests and reimbursements on CONCUR
• Prepares and maintains time and attendance records and payroll allocations for the Program
• Trains Financial Analysts and other Program staff on grant management
• Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by Task Force management
TRAVEL: Up to 25% or less domestic and international
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Coordinates major financial reporting and budgeting activities.
- Ensures compliance with regulations and reporting requirements.
- Coordinates the correction of account balances, resolves funding issues and maintains proper accounting controls and procedures.
- Makes recommendations to management related to long-range financial and cash flow analyses.
- Prepares and analyzes statistical and financial reports, financial statements and supporting schedules.
- May assist in preparing, developing and monitoring department/organizational budgets.
- May maintain grant agreements, policies and guidelines; coordinate grant reporting requirements; review grant funding source compliance; and negotiate grant funding with awarding agencies.
- May perform indirect cost analysis.
- May hire, train, and supervise a small staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, business management, finance or a related field
- Six years of financial analysis or accounting experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
• Master's degree in accounting, business management, finance or a related field
• Familiarity, with USAID and DFID grants and rules and regulations
• A thorough knowledge of the USAID and DFID activity design, development, implementation, and closeout processes
• 3 years fund accounting experiences with Non-profit background
• Knowledge of strong accounting standards (GAAP), chart of accounts, financial statements, and fund accounting analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Solid experience in work recording with complex journal entries, and processing payments (check, wire and electronic fund transfer)
• Experience working in the international arena
• Proficient with spreadsheet (Excel) and database (Access) or similar software with ability to use formulas across multiple worksheets or databases. MS Office, advanced Excel skills
• Knowledge of Blackbaud's Financial Edge software