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International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has offices in Africa, India, Ukraine and Haiti, and projects in more than twenty countries. I-TECH's 500 worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other partners to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems. Much of I-TECH's work is funded by PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Global Financial Analyst (GFA) to be responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of I-TECH international financial matters, including reporting required by the University of Washington, grant funders and local law. This position oversees the fiscal operations for multiple country offices whose combined total annual budgets amount to approximately $70 million in complex grant funds.
I-TECH is a significant UW center and a complex program that requires individuals in the GFA positions to have extensive experience and capacity in complex federally funded finance management as it applies to locally registered country office affiliates. I-TECH field offices are located in developing countries with varying local laws that impact business and financial operations.
This position requires sophisticated problem solving and critical thinking skills, the ability to make sound independent decisions, and leadership skills to perform compliance, fraud and risk assessments.
This position provides oversight of I-TECH's international fiscal systems. This position ensures compliance and works to develop country office monitoring and evaluation systems.
Technical and Strategic Leadership (20%)
Train, mentor and monitor country Finance Directors and fiscal staff adherence to the federal regulatory requirements of OMB 2 CRF as they apply to the country offices and projects in the I-TECH network.
Improve network-wide financial practices through the development and dissemination of I-TECH, UW Fiscal & Operations Policies, standard operating procedures, GAAP and IFRS.
Strategize with the finance team at HQ and in the Country Offices in evaluating and prioritizing actions that strengthen country office financial practices and provide successful responses to challenges.
Mentor and support the country office Finance Director to develop a work plan that addresses key points in their job description, especially with regard to banking, cash management, risk management, and organizational controls.
Direct financial activities for projects without country office registrations and/or fiscal staff
Monitor Country Office financial reporting, performing spot audits as needed, and direct corrective measures to be taken when warranted in light of any deficiencies noted or findings.
Training Assistance and Capacity Building (20%)
Advise and support the Finance Director to recommend training needs in the development of country office finance team capacity.
Assess risk and control gaps in country office financial systems.
Monitor and review country office financial reporting and procedures.
In collaboration with the country office Finance Director, monitor and reconcile FAR or Task Description advances and validate balances between University records, country office and headquarters.
Develop and deliver training materials in support of I-TECH's accounting systems and policies.
Develop and deliver orientation materials and working sessions for Finance Directors.
Conduct regular reviews of country office financial processes and records to assure compliance with applicable procedures, regulations, and accounting standards.
Support HQ Program Teams (20%)
Assist with process development to support new projects and on-going projects with new needs.
Provide expertise regarding banking, field advance, UW budget management and financial questions.
Maintain fiscal records and fiscal system (30%)
Maintain file of budget numbers and project codes. Review data for correct project codes.
Upload data from UW's systems to I-TECH's financial systems and reconcile totals.
Maintain budgeting and forecasting software program files and structure.
Assist with UW budget reconciliations and expense transfers.
Monitor grant and budget closing. Track dates, disseminate information to assist in timely closures. Monitor for deficits.
Process reimbursement invoices from the country offices in a timely manner according to policy.
Develop and manage reports for external and internal stakeholders and fund management
Train and provide technical assistance in implementation of the Allocation of Overhead Direct Costs (ADC).
Other Duties as assigned (10%)
| This is a full-time position based at the I-TECH offices in Seattle. Flexible work schedule may be necessary to accommodate time differences between the west coast and International partners, for both conference calls and travel. |
International travel up to 15% may be required.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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