Finance Manager - Technology for Impact
Global non-governmental, humanitarian aid organization
United States (portland) Expire:
General Position Summary
The T4D Finance Manager (FM) will provide support for all aspects of budgeting and financial management for the Technology for Development portfolio that spans multiple grant awards.
The FM will also perform the direct finance functions for HQ managed awards as defined by MC norms and procedures. These include finance review of PRs, PAFs, consultant agreement requests, contracts, timesheets, and payment requests, supporting in the preparation and review of BVAs/projections, providing assistance as needed with new CN/proposal budget preparation.
Lastly, guided in this experience, the FM will document the resource requirements and structural changes needed to fulfill the direct finance function of the T4D team on an ongoing basis, and the opportunities for filling this gap over the medium-long term.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Perform all direct finance office functions for T4D team as required (no direct work in Navigator accounting system required), in particular those related to financial management under the team’s Cisco and AWS Data for Impact Grants
- Provide assistance with Budgeting, Grants management, BVA maintenance, AAM maintenance, proposal development, financial review of timesheets, purchase requests, procurement and consultant contracts, and payments.
- Assist with monitoring of grant spend and compliance with MC policy and donor agreements.
- Support the financial and administrative procedures required to allocate internal funds for projects to MC country offices, including budget review and assistance with ongoing budget management.
- Provide a summary report to T4D and the International Finance teams with recommendations for how T4D’s requirements for a direct finance role function should be fulfilled over the medium-to-long term, including the LOEs required to maintain proper segregation of duties in compliance with MC’s policies and procedures, and any recommended changes required in process flow and management and support structures.
Reports Directly To: Director, Technology for Development
Works Directly With: HQ Regional Finance Officer (RFO-MCG) and International Finance Officer (IFO-MCE) (with authority for technical financial matters), International Finance, Corporate Accounting, Treasury, and Human Resources teams
Knowledge and Experience
- BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance; advanced degree or CPA preferred
- Strong understanding of Mercy Corps’ direct financial management functions, policies and procedures
- At least 3+ years of progressive financial management experience
- At least 2+ years of experience in grant management, including compliance with donor regulations
- Demonstrated experience and skill with budget preparation, analysis and management
- Experience preparing and presenting financial reports with proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports
- Strong accounting skills, including knowledge of MC’s general ledger, journal entries, payables and balance sheet procedures
- Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills; success with geographically dispersed and culturally diverse stakeholders a definite plus
- Proven ability to prioritize workload and function effectively, to work well under pressure, and meet demands and deadlines with minimal supervision
- Experience leading or contributing to change management processes
- Expertise with MS Office and Financial Management Software -Quickbooks
This successful Finance Manager will exhibit a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments, support a culture of inclusivity and make effective communication a priority in all situations, including with partner organizations and donors. They will have excellent attention to and comprehension of details, while being equally adept at visualizing and engaging with the "big picture." They will effectively synthesize information and draw meaningful conclusions. They will proactively identify and negotiate win-win solutions and support successful change processes.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is for 9 months and will be based in the US.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a
professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.