HIAS seeks a Budget and Fiscal Compliance Specialist, Latin America to be responsible for budget formulation and planning, tracking and monitoring of funding, including grants for the Latin America region.

Essential Functions:

Fiscal Compliance:

  • Manages reporting, compliance and recognition of international grants for assigned portfolio.
  • Partners with accounting to prepares monthly grant budget-to-actual reports.
  • Liaises with program and development staff to ensure restricted funds used in accordance with donor intentions or appropriate modifications are requested.
  • Ensures that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts identified, realized and monitored through regular monitoring meetings.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports for funders.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of laws, regulations, policy, and other requirements that affect grants management, in particular federal grant requirements.
  • Serve as the focal point on helping filed offices and program managers working on fiscal compliance and reporting in coordination with department directors.
  • Reviews coding of expenses against restricted grants to ensure adequate charging.
  • Assists in the maintenance and analysis of staff allocations.
  • Work with program managers to prepare spend plans and grant forecasts.

Budget:

  • Assists in preparing Budget in the compilation of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Prepares and performs monthly budget-to-actual analysis, conducts monthly reviews with program managers. Communicates results of reviews and analyses to finance leadership.
  • Supports in Budget formulation in the development of multiyear organizational revenue and expense budgets based on input from functional/business teams.
  • Work with Country Office and in compiling the international piece of the budget.
  • Ensures timeliness and accuracy of budgets.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Basic Qualifications (Minimum Requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in financial management of large-scale, international development assistance programs.
  • Prior experience in managing donor funded programs, including US government funded programs required.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including strong. multicultural communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications (formerly Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred.  
  • Strong financial planning and management, procurement, and operations management, including experience working with international field office, with proven management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and accounting software; GP experience strongly desired.
  • Previous cost proposal experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of second language, preferably Spanish is preferred.