FHI 360, Lebanon
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The Finance Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for financial management and overseeing the projects’ legal, compliance, and audit activities. She/he will supervise an Accountant and ensure their compliant and efficient support to the project’s activities. Other responsibilities include:
- Manage financial operations in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 requirements and global standards, including budgeting, accounting, payments reporting systems and procedures
- Analyze, develop, and monitor accounting/fiscal control procedures, budget planning, pipeline and spending analysis, cash flow projections, tracking of burn-rates and donor-funded obligations
- Develop and analyze project financial reports; monthly cash flow, cash book and balance sheet reconciliation reports; annual budget planning, audit reviews and assessments.
- Oversee accounting work including but not limited to verification of supporting documents, monitoring of payments and processing of transactions in the accounting software.
- Participate in the management of advances, follow up and liquidation of advances for grants, workshops, staff, subcontractors, vendors and consultants.
- Oversee the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports prepared for submission to the program funding agencies and FHI 360
- Maintain adequate financial resources in country to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements
- Review pre-award assessment (PAT) of grantees and subcontractors as well as budget and contract development. Propose appropriate special award conditions and documentation requirements per FHI 360 policies.
- Assist with procurement solicitations and recommendations for potential providers of needed goods and services in accordance with FHI 360 policies, procedures, and practices.
- Participate in the preparation of salaries, and preparation of tax statements.
- Manage Lebanese legal requirements for tax, audit and company obligations
- Supervise the project accountant to maintain a highly secure financial system and provide technical guidance to the Grant Accountant in budget reviews, pre-award assessments,
- Build and train staff on financial policies and procedures, GAAP practices and client relationships.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as accounting or finance is required. Advanced degree preferred in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, social sciences, or related field;
- Minimum five (5) years (8 preferred) of progressively responsible financial management experience, including budgeting, policies and procedures oversight, hands-on program management, direct supervisory responsibilities, and experience with procurement of goods and services
- Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations regarding financial management, grants and contracts is strongly preferred.
- Excellent analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills; strong communication and organizational skills as well as consultative and negotiation skills
- Experience in developing and managing budgets in excess of $10 million
- Experience in building the financial management capacity of civil society organizations and other stakeholders, preferred.
- High integrity and strong attention to detail and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
- Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls and financial information systems.
- Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets required