Management Sciences for Health

Finance Officer

Grade
H
Job ID
13-9936
Location
US-VA-Arlington
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
PHT
Dept/Unit
GEN (General)
Project/Program
A000 - None Specified
Reports To
Finance Manager

Overview

The Finance Officer is responsible for providing direct financial and operational support to the Finance Manager and other team members in the Finance/Accounting Unit with a focus on financial reporting and analysis, project closeout support, ad-hoc issue resolution as well as process and system improvement.

 

This is a 12 month position with opportunity for renewal. 

Specific Responsibilities

Project Finance and Analysis 100%

  • Produce routine and ad-hoc financial reports, project status updates, cash forecasts, freight buffer projections and other data analysis for both internal and external clients.
  • Support project closeout process including project due diligence, issue resolution, final invoice distribution, and knowledge management.
  • Work closely with Accounting group and ensure all transactions, adjustments or other changes are reported correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with internal units based overseas to resolve financial issues and to answer external client requests.
  • Work closely with MIS group to define, establish and improve web-based financial reports and financial monitoring tools.
  • Review existing financial processes and develop innovative excel models to meet the dynamic needs of the project.
  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and related supporting documents based on Quality Systems Unit guidelines.
  •  Support other assignments as required.

Qualifications and Experience

Required Minimum Experience:

  • 4+ years proven finance/business experience working with donor-funded development contracts, international projects or commercial supply chain organizations.

Required Minimum Education:

Required:

  • BA/BS degree or higher in Finance, Accounting or a relevant field.
  • Preferred: MBA and/or CPA preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess strong financial and analytical skills including working comfortably with large data sets, experience with creating complex financial models and efficiently communicating results through the use of supporting tables, graphs, and presentation quality materials.
  • Experience with BI Tool, ERP implementation or financial management / accounting software preferred.
  • Experience working with teams and clients in international time-zones.
  • Change management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in Excel. Intermediate skills in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States of America. 

Competencies:

  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management and staff both written and verbally as well as demonstrate sound judgment and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with strong organization skills and ability to prioritize and successfully management multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously required.
  • Ability to focus on details and meet deadlines as required.

Physical Demands:

Travel requirements: Availability to travel 5% internationally.

 

Keyboard use, Pulling drawers,

Lifting papers <10lbs., ETC.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Finance Manager
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