USAID Financial AnalystPlein Temps
The incumbent serves as a Financial Analyst (FA) in the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and reports to the Supervisory Financial Analyst, with general and specific guidance and direction received from the Controller and/or Deputy Controller with responsibility for: (a) Providing financial management services to USAID/Haiti in the design, implementation, monitoring , evaluation and closeout of programs and activities and actively participate and proactively contribute in all stages of the Development Objectives (DO) implementation plan cycle including audit using both technical and interpersonal skills ; (b) Promoting sound financial management policies, procedures and practices which advance the mission’s goals and objectives through timely collection and dissemination of accurate financial information, advisory and analytical services to USAID partners and other constituents; (c) Establishing value-added business processes coupled with the ability to communicate responsive strategies and to fully apply federal financial standards; (d) Strengthening USAID/Haiti financial management systems to effectively and efficiently account for USG funds while maintaining a strong focus on preserving fiscal integrity and internal controls to prevent waste, fraud, misuse and abuse. The FA serves as a core member of the Mission’s Partner Government Systems (PGS) team and takes a lead role in the assessment of Host Government Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems, development of fiduciary risk mitigation and monitoring plans for direct Government to Government assistance. Implement the Financial Audit /Review Planning and Implementation Process, Audit Management, Resolution and Closure program. Coordinate the Annual Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) reviews, and semi-annual Management Control Review Committee (MCRC) meetings. The FA designs and participates in Financial Management Training workshops.
Conduct comprehensive financial reviews of USAID partners in the form of internal control structure reviews, risk assessments, cost effectiveness assessments, disbursement reviews, indirect cost rate reviews, pre-award surveys, pre-closeout, and closeout reviews to determine the levels of accountability and adequacy of controls necessary to prevent waste, fraud, misuse, and abuse of USAID funds.
The FA is the Mission Controller’s representative to Technical/Development Objective teams and serves as the frontline financial management advisor to technical teams and their partners. In this role the incumbent leads, performs or participates in the provision of proactive, practical financial guidance and recommendations on the financial feasibility and soundness of implemented activities by way of the following: (a) Quarterly Financial Reviews (QFRs), Activity Pipeline Analysis, Sec. 1311 and Accrual Reviews, Validation of Counterpart/Cost Sharing Contributions; Forward Funding Analysis; (b) Analyze the method of implementation and financing of projects and their vulnerabilities to possible waste or abuse of these funds; (c) preparation of the DO implementation budgets in coordination with DO team members including analysis of current financial status of the DO individual contracts and grants, burn rates, cash flow analysis, future funding requirements in accordance with forward funding guidelines and audit requirements; (d) Review the implementation of on-going project activities to assess whether objectives are being met economically and effectively, with particular focus on personnel resources, supplies, equipment and facilities funded by USAID; (e) Lead the preparation of the Mission’s quarterly pipeline reviews and semi-annual portfolio reviews; (f) Provide assistance and advice to development partners on the maintenance of accounting records and general financial regulations requirements of USAID; and (g) Review project expenditures to determine allowability in accordance with relevant award terms and provisions and with applicable USAID costs principles and other regulations.
In line with the Agency’s Audit Management and Resolution Program and accountability requirements, the FA acts as the Mission’s Audit Management Officer’s designee and coordinates Government Accountability Office and Office of Inspector General mandated Performance and Financial Audits and assists Technical Offices in meeting their audit management responsibilities.
As a member of the DO Team, advise Mission Management and CORs/AORs/Activity Managers on the financial feasibility of complex technical activities; adequacy and reasonableness of Activity/Program Dollar and Local Currency budgets and total costs; alternative sources and appropriate methods of financing; Activity/Program financial reporting, and audit requirements.
Post Entry Training: On-the-job training on the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS), USAID accounting, internal controls, financial statement, reporting systems, and USAID Assistance Objective and Activity processes. Mandatory training on Basic and Advanced Financial Analysis, Audit Management, and federal audit standards. All other formal training and additional participation in job-related workshops will be provided as required, appropriate to the assignment and subject to availability of funds.
A Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration is required.
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in professional accounting, financial analysis, auditing or business management consulting is required.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of pertinent Host Country laws, regulations, and procedures relating to budgeting, auditing, accounting, and financial management. The Financial Analyst must have a very good knowledge, or the potential to acquire knowledge of U.S. Government laws, regulations, and procedures related to budgeting, auditing, accounting, and financial management, of USAID activity design, implementation, evaluation, and closeout processes.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to evaluate financial aspects of activities and programs, institutional capacities and capabilities, and adequacy of accounting, financial management and internal controls. Ability to use various computer software (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Ability to present recommendations to a broad audience, both orally and in writing and deliver professional quality reports and presentations. Ability to work with Host country officials, Contractors, Grantees, who may be unfamiliar with USAID’s programming and budgeting process. Ability to work well in teams, under pressure, manage crises and make sound judgments.
Must possess a fluent level of English (level IV) in reading, writing, and speaking. French or Creole fluency (reading/writing/speaking) is required.