MANAGEMENT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH NEW VACANCY


FINANCIAL ANALYST/BUDGETER
JOB ID: 13-5739


Overall Responsibilities
The core job of the financial analyst is to conduct a general financial analysis of the reports obtained from accounting and various departments such as operations, transport, human resources, field offices, or other sources and present and communicate findings.  The financial analyst will be responsible for monitoring the monthly spending of the projects against the budgets, and the obligations and preparing all financial reports as required by USAID.  
Additionally, the financial analyst will prepare ad hoc reports as necessary.  S/he will also collaborate with Data Systems Specialist to assist program teams to prepare annual work plans and budgets using work plan database budgeting tools and help teams to monitor their plans and will also develop annual project budgets.

Specific Responsibilities
Compile and analyze monthly management reports.  Some reports will be generated from various units,while you will be expected to prepare financial reports such as accruals reports, expenditure reports or quarterly finance page for project quarterly reports, for example.
Monitor monthly expenditures against work plan, budget and obligation for all projects.
Analyze reports: vehicle fuel reports, field office reports, phone bills, generator fuel reports, advance reports, ad hoc HR reports, making use of spreadsheets and different statistical software in order to analyze the facts of the reports.  Most information is tracked in Access Database.
Develop new and effective techniques and templates for financial monitoring.
Keep up with the latest trends and techniques in the field of financial and management analysis
Coordinating with the management to help them to understand the reports and interpretations and to use data in decision-making

Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in business administration, finance and accounting, or statistics required.
At least 3 years experience working on a USAID funded project in finance office.
Superior analytical abilities, result oriented nature and team working capabilities
Demonstrated high level of proficiency in Access, Excel and QuickBooks.
Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial "common sense".
Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
Understands the principals of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.
Attention to detail and ability to finish projects on time required
Self motivation, passion, desire to learn and contribute required.

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