ABA ROLI Finance – Finance Specialist

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association-Rule of Law Initiative is seeking a Finance Specialist for its Finance division. The Finance Specialist reviews accounting transactions for a complex portfolio of countries and projects and ensures compliance with grantor, government or private entities, and appropriate rules, regulations, and/or award provisions.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

-Reviews field cash forecast requests, prepares advance wires, and reconciles business advance accounts on monthly basis.

-Disburses funds to subrecipients and reviews their financial reports.

-Reviews field office operating expense reports for completeness, accuracy, allowability and compliance for the assigned award portfolio by examining vouchers, invoices, requisitions, contracts, and other documents to meet requirements.

-Collaborates with Field Finance Managers from assigned countries/awards on expense inquiries, supporting materials, expense allowability, policies, and processes.

-Runs and analyzes monthly pipeline reports and general ledgers and distributes them to program managers and field staff for Award monitoring purposes.

-Maps pipelines to match donor budget structure and ensures pipeline reports include all information such as Burn rate, remaining budget, and other committed funds.

-Prepares, reviews, and submits high volume payment requests to AP for US and international based vendors, subgrantees and consultants.

-Responds to inquiries regarding vendor and consultant payments.

-Prepares journal entries for month-end General Ledger close for program related expenses (e.g., field reports, in-kind contributions, reclassifications, write-offs, etc.).

-Prepares USG donor financial reports (e.g., SF425, SF-270) and private donor reports per donors’ schedule either on standardized reporting forms for USG donors or special templates for non-USG donors.

-Prepares final financial reports and closeout forms (Certifications, VAT, Inventory lists etc.)

-Liaises with program staff to obtain additional information for transaction completeness (banking information, revised invoices).

-Assists in collection of data and records in support of ad hoc requests and/or audits.

-Performs other related duties, as required.

-Provides remote training to FFMs and Program Staff.

-Assists and mentors Finance Associate.

-Cross trained to be Sr. Finance Specialist backup.

-Performs other related duties, as required.

Required Education, Qualifications, Experience

-Possession of a Bachelor’s degree is required.

-At least two years’ experience reviewing financial transactions against award provisions to determine allowability of such transactions and experience interpreting and applying award rules and regulations from government entities (e.g., 2 CFR 200) and/or private donors is required.

-Intermediate-level skill in the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience

-Fluency in a language of a host country for which support is provided is a plus.

-Previous experience interacting with program support staff, donors, and/or grantors.

General Qualifications

-An eye for detail and accuracy

-Willingness to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment

-Fluency in English

-Team player with rock-solid ability to work with diverse team members across multiple time zones.

-Ability to strategize effectively to meet deadlines and competing obligations

-Excellent organization skills and self-direction.

-Values-driven, trustworthy, honest, and a passion for helping people in need

How to apply

Please submit your applications along with other relevant documents by using the URL below: https://us63.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/aba/Posting/View/2853