Population Services International

Financial Coordinator, East Africa (Temporary)

4 weeks ago(12/21/2017 2:23 PM)
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Position Location: City
Washington, DC
East Africa
Position Location: Country
United States


Job title:  Financial Coordinator (temporary)

Department:  East Africa

Based in Washington, D.C.

Reports to the Financial Analyst


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 someone with experience in a large organization with a fast-paced dynamic office environment and an interest in gaining experience in the financial management of large projects. This role is largely administrative but offers the opportunity to learn and gain insight into the financial and program management of large donor funded international development projects. The successful candidate will be very detail oriented, have a desire to learn, and an ability work with team members and other departments to find answers and get things done. Being pro-active, prioritizing well, and managing one’s time are critical.  Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving capabilities are key. A team player who is attentive to detail and has excellent organizational skills is highly sought.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

  • Support East Africa Financial Analysts, Country Platforms and project teams with reporting and ad-hoc requests
  • Respond to requests for information and guidance for Finance, Accounting, and Budget related matters
  • Prepare re-classification and journal entry requests for East Africa projects and work with Accounting to have them completed
  • Review project budget set-ups in PSI’s internal financial system for accuracy
  • Support and assist Program Managers in Finance, Accounting, and Budget related matters as needed
  • Assist in tracking required financial report deadlines and reviewing invoices
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly reports, and ad-hoc financial reports
  • Other duties or special projects and analyses as assigned


What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Undergraduate degree in finance and accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience
  • Experience with accounting and financial report preparation
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Must be customer service oriented
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a commitment to producing accurate and quality work
  • Must possess the ability to work professionally and independently in a fast-paces, team oriented environment
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Must be pro-active and be able to manage his/her time well
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written


What would get us excited?

  • Understanding of accounting and journal entries
  • Preferences will be given to candidates with exposure to Lawson and/or Quick Books Enterprise (QBE)
  • Fluency in French is a bonus (but not required)




  • Non-Exempt
  • Level 3
  • Temporary position for 6 months


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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