Senior Finance Officer US NGO Careers – FHI 360


Finance Officer

Organisation: FHI

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

FHI 360 is a
nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in
lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff
includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic
development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries.


Job Summary:   The Senior Finance Officer mainly coordinates
financial/accounting operations, including overall financial monitoring and
support/guidance to projects in finance and operations staff, to ensure the
fiscal well-being of the organization. Provides financial management and
guidance, conducts analyses of financial data, provides budget analyses for
project funds, and reviews and prepares required reports to funding agencies to
ensure compliance with the donor’s requirements. Proactively guides and
supports respective financial success by providing high level analytical expertise,
implementing business strategies and developing strong customer relationships.
Provides analysis and business modeling support on strategic initiatives for
senior management and field operations. Analyzes performance trends, modeling
complex business decisions, tracking performance and presenting results.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyzes, budget forecasts, regulatory filings and compiles
    moderately complex data.
  • Interprets, analyzes and/or evaluates data, ensures compliance with
    applicable state and federal statutes, and uses Generally Accepted
    Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with
    regulated industries, consultants, management and staff.
  • Interprets and provides explanation for discrepancies and variations
    in financial data.
  • Applies updated information technology to facilitate program goals
    and program procedures.
  • Delivers formal presentations suited to the characteristics and
    needs of the audience; educates relevant parties regarding programs, procedures
    and/or eligibility criteria.
  • Interacts with industry representatives, co-workers and officials to
    analyze or resolve issues.
  • Maintains a variety of professional working relationships.
  • Documents complex issues and effectively articulates written conclusions;
    Interacts with staff officials and executives.
  • Reviews and edits work of others.
  • Presents oral and written testimony on moderately complex issues.
  • Uses financial systems to produce reports, financial models and
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and may lead teams on complex
    financial issues.
  • Analyzes complex business and/or financial issues and consults with
    management or business entities as needed; works independently; active
    participant in meeting organizational goals.
  • Implements and evaluates financial/statistical models, systems and
    serves as a trusted advisor to management.
  • Evaluates and determines fiscal and operational policy. Determines
    service impacts and analyzes the regulatory environment to makes
    recommendations on best practices.
  • Communicates industry information regarding more complex or unique
    issues, and presents specific findings in such situations.
  • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships.
    Interprets compliance and makes recommendations to management.
  • Documents more complex or unique issues and effectively articulates
    written conclusions; Interacts with management to plan, negotiate and
    coordinate complex written findings.
  • Presents oral and written testimony on complex financial issues.
  • Develops or adapts new financial processes and procedures based upon
    changes in corporate policies, laws and regulations or industry practices.
  • Recommends and develops regulations, policies, and procedures.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the FHI 360 Senior Finance Officer job must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent.
  • Experience: 
  • 8+ Years of progressively responsible accounting, finance and
    operational management experience in a government contracting environment
    coupled with internal control reviews.
  • Experience applying U.S. Government grants, contracting and auditing
    standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds
  • Proven experience in transferring knowledge into operational plan
    with clients collaboration and sustainable buy- in.
  • Substantial experience using computerized financial information
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear,
    positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in
    host country language as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated team leader experience in finance, auditing or
    accounting department preferred.
  • Applies expert knowledge of current federal, state and local
    government programs. Applies expert level technical and administrative
    knowledge of the rules and regulations in the subject area and defends
    analyses and recommendations relating to a variety of issues.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of external regulations as well as internal
    corporate policies and procedures.
  • Proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and
    Internal Control Fundamentals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated project and organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify/resolve errors and
    prepare reports.
  • Ability to motivate and work well with others.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 18th September 2020


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