Financial Analyst

Population Services International, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th November, 2019

Job Description

We’re Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

We are looking for an Excel expert, who has finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities. The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in connecting financial data to program data to “tell the story” of the country’s projects. The Financial Analyst will monitor and analyze financial data to inform risk mitigation and provide timely, thoughtful financial insight to aid program management decisions.

This position will be based in Washington, DC and requires some overseas travel to countries in the region.

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 (MPFR) 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 department, including surplus/deficit, program income, and overhead.
  • Lead development of the department’s piece of the annual operating budget (corporate budget). Lead the quarterly reviews of annual operating budget progress for senior management (surplus/deficit meetings).
  • Consolidate and prepare financial reports prior to submission to funders.
  • Monitor expenses and resolve coding errors from a global perspective
  • Provide quality control for financial management of subawards including reviewing and processing subrecipient invoices and cash requests, with more in-depth monitoring, as required
  • Develop realignments and new budgets for project.
  • Serve as point person for donor financial audits.
  • Provide quality control for financial management of subawards including reviewing and processing subrecipient invoices and cash requests, with more in-depth monitoring when required
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with country teams and HQ departments.
  • Ensure and provide financial expertise, critical thinking, and customer service.
  • Travel to field offices (up to 15%) to provide hands-on finance support, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
  • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
  • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
  • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
  • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
  • Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

The basics

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and financial expertise
  • Expert Excel user, including pivot tables and advanced functions; familiarity with data query tools is helpful (Access, SQL)
  • You are a team player who smiles and encourages others through easy and tough tasks

Icing on the cake

  • You have worked with project-based budgets for non-profit organizations
  • You are familiar with USAID rules and regulations
  • You have professional certifications in accounting or finance
  • You have experience with QuickBooks Enterprise and Infor Lawson


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