Emory

  • Senior Financial Analyst

    Job Number
    27798
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Affiliated Organizations
    Department
    Task Force for Global Health
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
  • Description

    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.

    Additional Details

    BACKGROUND:
    The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur,
    GA. 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.
     
    POSITION   DESCRIPTION:  
    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.
     
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    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
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business management, finance or a related field and six years of financial analysis or accounting experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
     
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    •     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

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