Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition and diseases of poverty. Cofounded by Helen Keller – and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential – the organization delivers life-changing health solutions to vulnerable families where the need is great but access to care is limited. In the US, Africa, and Asia, Helen Keller’s proven, science-based programs empower people to create opportunities in their own lives and build lasting change.
Budget and Finance is an integral unit of Helen Keller’s Finance Department which also supports accounting, auditing, and grants and contract compliance activities. Specifically, the Budget and Finance unit is responsible for supporting budgetary projections, monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting for Helen Keller Intl. In coordination with field offices and technical departments, the unit supports proposal development, budget realignments, and financial analysis aiming at financial and programmatic impact.
The Program Finance Manager is responsible for the overall financial management of a project portfolio which may be composed of single-country and/or multi-country projects, funded by USAID and/or other multi-lateral or privately funded initiatives With support from the Director, S/he will manage a collaborative effort with country office, and global management colleagues to oversee financial policies and procedures supporting Helen Keller’s administration and management of assigned agreements and sub-agreements; and the implementation of financial oversight mechanisms to ensure financial integrity and compliance with donor and Helen Keller policies across programs. The position ensures consolidation of annual project budgets and/or subaward budgets and Fixed Amount Awards (FAAs), financial reports, strong tracking of program expenditures, and continual analysis of cash flow.
Working closely with program teams, the position’s main responsibilities include:
• reviewing and preparing life-of-project budgets, annual workplan budgets, Fixed Amount Awards (FAAs) and/or subaward budgets ;
• preparation of budget narratives, invoices and other financial reports to donors;
• thorough tracking and analysis of project expenditures; management of cash-flow;
• ensuring compliance with Helen Keller and donor policies; alerting the program team of any project financial risk;
• and providing staff training in close coordination with Helen Keller’s Grants & Contracts unit.