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Senior Project Finance Manager (USAID)

Company: Abt Associates
Location: Rockville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

World at AbtAbt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.Under the direction of the Project Finance Leadership and alongside the Global Project Director, the Senior Project Finance Manager manages all financial and contractual elements of the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) project. This position works hand in hand with the division and supporting departments to facilitate excellence in project delivery, to enhance client and program knowledge, to enforce policy adherence and to ensure process standardization across the supporting Project Finance team. This role will also lead other Project Finance staff to include mentoring, training, and performance reviews and requires strong communication skills with respect to breaking down and explaining financial risks/implications of project management decisions.The OpportunityThe USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) helps countries achieve sustainable, self-financed health systems that offer quality health care for all. The LHSS approach includes fostering localization and sustainability, building resilient health systems, advancing equitable access to essential health services, promoting quality health care systems, optimizing the use of health resources, and increasing financial protection and facilitating continuous learning and knowledge exchange. The LHSS project is a five-year project that started in the fall of 2019.Core ResponsibilitiesThis position requires significant interaction and coordination between field staff, home office technical staff and home office support departments, excellent communication and leadership skills, and problem-solving abilities. The role requires an understanding of field office challenges and project goals and objectives, a strong desire to analyze, investigate, and resolve issues, ability to collaborate and lead through others, and a focus on continuous improvement.Financial Management:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for the LHSS Project Finance team from a financial perspective; assesses and implements improvements in project financial controls, processes, and data manipulation.
  • Take ownership of all finance related matters in of the LHSS project and be ready to present the projects financial performance to the PD and company leadership.
  • Conducts financial and programmatic risk analysis considering contract type, subcontracts/materials, staffing, and other measures.
  • Provides reporting and analysis, financial understanding, and business perspective on a variety of financial and operational issues related to the financial health and execution of the project
  • Prepares all client financial deliverables, in collaboration with Project Director and Operations Director
  • Ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures, Federal regulations, guidelines, and contractual requirements, enforce adherence to requirements, and advise organizational leadership on needed actions
  • Analyzes and assesses trends that may impact the execution of the project along with the key drivers that may affect the financial health of the project, the division, and the company
  • Oversee and manage project specific deliverables related to financial or contractual requirements (such as invoicing, supporting back-up data, pipeline reports, limitation of funds communications, ad-hoc requests from client, etc)
  • Leads project revenue exercises and ensures company revenue forecasts and estimates at completion (EAC) are submitted accurately and on time and that are the product of consolidated inputs of all finance and technical teams.
  • Oversee and review submission of annual work plan budgets. Approximately 30-40 per year.
  • Overview of ROVs and site office expenses and invoices. Work with GPD to minimize controllable non-billed amounts and provide guidance/training as needed to project team.
  • Collaborate with Project Management team to ensure creation of purchase requisitions in Oracle in support of project services and material purchase needs
  • Oversee subcontractor/supplier/consultant invoice for accuracy, validate subcontractor/supplier/consultant spending is in alignment with expected forecasts, funding, and commitments
  • Support PFO in finding supporting documentation for internal and external audit requests
  • Ability to think big-picture and work in agile environments with no prescribed set of policies during a
  • period of financial transformation and change.Management and Training:
    • Collaborate with Project Finance leadership on training requirements and support training activities for home and site office finance staff.
    • Assists in the development of training, competency profiles and career development of staff to include performance evaluation, and goal setting
    • Provide mentorship and opportunities to Project Finance team members to facilitate their professional growth
    • Support project finance team by providing surge support when neededWhat We Look For
      • Strong financial presentation and management skills.
      • Ability to prioritize, delegate and follow through tasks with a team
      • Self-directed with proven ability to research complex issues, work independently, and multi-task several projects efficiently
      • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of developing and sustaining effective peer, project, and supporting organizational relationships
      • Strong communication skills in order to collaborate with other department/functional support areas (e.g. Contracts, Procurement, HR, etc.)
      • Experience with Oracle and TM1 based systems preferred
      • Skilled with excel for data manipulation and analysis such as pivot tables, lookups, etc.
      • Experience managing people and direct responsibility for objective setting, performance reviews and disciplinary actions
      • Fluency in Spanish or French is highly desirable.
      • Minimum Qualifications: 15 years of experience and BA degree (in finance, accounting, or economics) or the equivalent combination of education and experience.What We OfferThis position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $105,120.07 to $168,192.11 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysisAbt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Keywords: Abt Associates, Rockville , Senior Project Finance Manager (USAID), Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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