Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.
Global Budgeting and Reporting Officer
Location: Washington DC, Watertown, MA, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Togo, or Uganda.
Analyzes and prepares financial reports, optimizes workflow, and harmonizes processes to ensure the accurate and timely close. Coordinates and documents accounting processes based on different ERP systems. Manages the monthly preparation, review and analysis of global operating results, and reconciliation .The senior accountant will provide oversight to various accounting processes including mentoring more junior staff.
Key Job Outcomes:
- Award Administration: Tracks key indicators and project spending for Pathfinder awards. Prepares donor required invoices and financial reports in accordance with award terms and condition. Maintains award data in Pathfinder’s award management system. Works with country office teams to develop budget revisions for existing awards. Provides budgetary review for sub-awards and project related procurement. Assists in the response of program specific financial audits.
- Budgeting: Prepares budgets and budget narratives for cost proposals in compliance with donor requirements and Pathfinder policies. Serves as budget liaison for partner organizations during proposals. Assists in the preparation of country office annual budgets.
- Capacity Building: Works with GB&R Manager to provide training to country office staff to improve financial management capacity of staff.
- Compliance: Ensures financial management of Pathfinder award complies with Pathfinder policies and procedures and applicable donor rules and regulations.
- Process Tools and Improvement: Supports the design, implementation, management and monitoring of award systems and processes.
- Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
- Finance and Accounting Principles and Practices: Advanced knowledge of and ability to use finance and accounting principles and methods, techniques, and systems of financial management and be able to guide and implement best administrative and financial
- GAAP and GAAS: Mastery of knowledge of GAAP and GAAS.
- USAID: Experience with USAID rules and regulations, and other governmental and non-governmental donor agencies
- Strategic Planning: Proven ability to forecast issues in advance to prevent potential impact, both internally and externally.
- Management and Leadership: Ability to lead, and direct the work of others.
- Systems and Tools: Knowledge of finance and accounting software Advanced knowledge of Serenic / Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience. Advanced knowledge of third party software for reporting and analytics (JET).
- Training and Development: Ability to train and coach others on financial related topics
- Presentation Skills: Ability to make impactful presentations to large and small groups
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
- Courage: Confronts obstacles head-on and challenges the status quo to achieve our mission.
- Innovation: Seeks out the most effective solutions, pilots new approaches, and modifies current practices to adapt to evolving mission needs.
- Collaboration: Embraces diverse perspectives and disciplines across Pathfinder and joins with partners at the local, national and global levels towards a common vision and the realization of transformational change.
- Integrity: Rigorously measures data, shares results and holds self and others accountable.
- Respect: Understands and appreciates the values, beliefs, knowledge, and capabilities of our staff, our local partners, and the people we serve.
- Develops Self and Others: Provides, seeks and acts upon feedback and coaching to maximize performance at individual, team and organizational levels.
- Effective Communication: Actively listens and conveys clear and appropriate messages in both written and verbal forms across a global organization.
- Knows, Build and Uses Pathfinder Strengths: Learns, invests in, and uses the breadth of Pathfinder’s strengths at the individual, team and organizational level in order to advance Pathfinder’s work.
- Vision: Creates and articulates a compelling vision for the future
- Projects and Financial Management: Manages project implementation using systems and tools (e.g. workplan, budget, knowledge management tools, ) and effective communication.
- Manage to Results: Holds self and others accountable to accomplish clear goals.
- Decision-Making: Makes decisions and sets priorities, including deciding when to delegate and how to consult others.
- Advocacy and Influence: Uses data and the Pathfinder brand to communicate Pathfinder’s impact.
- External Relationships and Partnership Management: Fosters partnerships and relationships as a means to expand Pathfinder’s impact and visibility.
- Knowledge of and Engagement with the SRHR Ecosystem: Develops and understanding in which Pathfinder operates and is an active member of that ecosystem.
Required Education, Training and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management, or related field, or equivalent, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
- 4 years’ professional experience working in finance, financial monitoring, policies and administration
- Work experience with a multinational organization
- Prefer: Work experience in international Finance and Accounting in an organization of at least $50M in revenue with multiple international offices
- Prefer: Work experience with Serenic/Microsoft Dyanamics NAV financial systems
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Prefer: Work experience with government grants and contracts
- Travel required (10% or less)
- Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)