Population Services International

Financial Analyst, West and Central Africa

2 months ago
Job ID
2017-2308
# of Openings
1
Category
Country Program Operations
Position Location: City
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country
United States

 

Job title: Financial Analyst

Department: West and Central Africa (WCA)

Based in Washington DC

Up to 15% international travel

Reports to the Deputy Director Field Finance Support

 

 

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

 

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

 

Join us!

We are looking for a Financial Analyst to help us provide support to PSI’s social marketing programs in the West and Central Africa region. Currently, we have programs operating in Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger.

 

We are looking for someone with finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities.  The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the regional support team and is responsible for providing financial services for domestic and overseas program staff on a range of finance issues. This position will be based in Washington, DC and requires approximately 15% overseas travel to countries in the region. 

 

Sound like you? Read on.

 

Your contribution

  • Lead financial analysis to identify trends, flag potential issues, and recommend actions to senior management.
  • Collaborate with the program management team to perform the Monthly Project Financial Review and analyze project budgets, actual expenses, commitments, obligations, and burn rates.
  • Coordinate the creation of quarterly and annual forecasts, monitor the pipeline of bids and proposals, and perform a gap analysis.
  • Maintain a dashboard to monitor the financial health of the region, including surplus/deficit, program income, and overhead.
  • Coordinate the development of the annual operating budget.
  • Build strong relationships with country teams and HQ departments.
  • Review financial reports prior to submission to funders.
  • Review Operating Advance Requests (OARs) from field offices.
  • Coordinate with HQ Finance team to resolve errors on transactions that prevent them from being imported into the main accounting system.
  • Assist in developing project budgets in collaboration with the program management team.
  • Build analytical capacity in the field and on the regional support team in collaboration with the Field Finance Support Team.
  • Ensure and provide financial expertise, critical thinking, and customer service.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

What are we looking for

 

The basics

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional work experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and financial expertise
  • Self-starter with the ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow
  • Expert Excel user, including pivot tables and advanced functions; familiarity with data query tools is helpful (Access, SQL)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in fluent English
  • Comfortable interacting with senior management

Icing on the cake 

  • You have worked with West and Central African countries in a non-governmental organization (NGO) environment
  • You are familiar with USAID, DFID, and KFW rules and regulations
  • You are a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or equivalent
  • You have experience with QuickBooks Enterprise and Infor Lawson
  • You speak and write French fluently
  • You are a team player who smiles and encourages others through easy and tough tasks

STATUS

  • Exempt                                                                                                                         

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

 

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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