By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Field Finance Advisor

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

Field Finance Support Advisor
Finance Department
Based in Washington, DC
Up to 35% international travel
Reports to the Deputy Director of Field Finance Support

Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing 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 9,000 “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!
The Field Finance Support team based at PSI's headquarters in Washington, DC works with the finance teams in 60+ country offices around the world to build capacity, implement processes and systems, and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting. We help recruit local finance teams by writing job descriptions, and interviewing and testing candidates. We train on accounting policy and procedure, as well as QuickBooks Enterprise and Infor 10. We review and provide feedback on their balance sheets and monthly financial packets. We help prepare management responses to audit reports and action plans to remediate findings. We travel to country offices often to provide on-site support.

We are looking for a Field Finance Support Advisor to help us strengthen our finance teams in our country offices.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution
You will support roughly 10-12 finance teams in one of PSI's five geographic regions. You will:

Implement New Processes and Systems
• Deploy PSI's new “Finance in a Box” to country offices in your assigned region. This is a package of policies, processes, procedures and tools to build high-performing finance teams.
• Upgrade country offices currently using cash-basis QuickBooks Pro to accrual-basis QuickBooks Enterprise. Features new to these country offices include purchase orders, inventory, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
• Align processes in countries that already have PSI's ERP, Infor 10, to the new processes in “Finance in a Box”.
• Train local finance teams how to transact, reconcile and report in QuickBooks Enterprise and Infor 10.
• Support local management in understanding the tools available to monitor and review financial reports, and to extract and analyze data to help run the business better, in both QuickBooks Enterprise and Infor 10.
• Craft change management plans to assure full adoption of and compliance with new processes, procedures and systems.

Build Finance Team Capacity
• Train in the field and in Washington, DC.
• Assess skills of current staff, identify gaps, and propose ways to fill gaps to achieve required skill levels.
• Train accrual basis accounting and accounting best practices.
• Train and raise awareness of PSI accounting policy, processes, procedures and internal controls.
• Help local accounting staff become advanced Excel users, including functions such as pivot tables.

Ensure Timely, Accurate Financial Reporting and Compliance
• Review balance sheets and monthly finance packets from the field, provide feedback to country teams and to Washington backstopping teams.
• Track outstanding issues, escalate as needed, and reach out to other departments such as Procurement or Grants & Contracts for their input as required.
• Prepare management responses to audit reports, propose action plans to remediate audit findings, and follow up to ensure compliance.
• Request deviations from global policies and processes and localize procedures to conform to local statutory requirements and business needs.

Recruit Top Talent
• Write job descriptions, help determine where to advertise job openings, screen job applications, conduct in-person and remote interviews, administer skill tests, and recommend top candidates to the hiring manager.

Give Great Customer Service
• Respond to all finance-related inquiries from field offices, including soliciting input from other Washington departments as needed in order to provide a complete answer.
• Treat country offices as highly valued clients.
• Take on other duties as projects as assigned.

What are we looking for?
The basics
• You have at least 7 years of experience, including at least 2 years as an in-country Finance Director in an international development organization.
• You are a professional accountant (MBA, MS, CPA, Chartered Accountant, or Certified Accountant required).
• You are fluent in spoken and written English.
• You have a working knowledge of ERP systems such as Infor 10 and/or QuickBooks Enterprise.
• You are able to travel internationally up to 35% of the time.

What would get us excited?
• Experienced accountant. You know what a well-run accounting department looks like and you're eager to help build one (or more).
• Engaging trainer. Participants rave about your fun and interactive sessions and you make complex information easy to assimilate.
• Change leader and project manager. You get buy-in from a wide spectrum of stakeholders, you keep everyone on track, and you follow through to the end and beyond.
• Client-oriented. People come to you with questions because you give great service and you make them feel like the solution to their problem was their idea.
• World traveler. You love spending time in developing countries and you thrive on the challenges of working in that environment.
• Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese is highly desirable.
• You are familiar with USAID rules and regulations; knowledge of Global Fund, DFID, KfW rules and regulations is beneficial.

STATUS
• Exempt
• Level 6

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

The basics
• You have at least 7 years of experience, including at least 2 years as an in-country Finance Director in an international development organization.
• You are a professional accountant (MBA, MS, CPA, Chartered Accountant, or Certified Accountant required).
• You are fluent in spoken and written English.
• You have a working knowledge of ERP systems such as Infor 10 and/or QuickBooks Enterprise.
• You are able to travel internationally up to 35% of the time.

What would get us excited?
• Experienced accountant. You know what a well-run accounting department looks like and you're eager to help build one (or more).
• Engaging trainer. Participants rave about your fun and interactive sessions and you make complex information easy to assimilate.
• Change leader and project manager. You get buy-in from a wide spectrum of stakeholders, you keep everyone on track, and you follow through to the end and beyond.
• Client-oriented. People come to you with questions because you give great service and you make them feel like the solution to their problem was their idea.
• World traveler. You love spending time in developing countries and you thrive on the challenges of working in that environment.
• Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese is highly desirable.
• You are familiar with USAID rules and regulations; knowledge of Global Fund, DFID, KfW rules and regulations is beneficial.

STATUS
• Exempt
• Level 6

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/623jpcv7kp

PI92748521

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/623jpcv7kp

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
Apply

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.

  • Organization: PSI - Population Services International
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-24

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.