Regional Finance Manager

at Feed the Children
Published January 25, 2023
Location Manila, Philippines
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Regional Finance Manager will serve as one of the focal people for budget and disbursement processes of relevant field offices. S/he will work under the direction of the International Regional Finance Director. The ideal candidate is organized, self-driven, flexible, has excellent interpersonal skills and is solution and outcome oriented. The candidate works well with others, but can operate independently, is team oriented, and has experience mentoring, coaching, and building capacity of field-based staff.

The Regional Finance Manager is responsible for the overall financial management of an assigned portfolio of eight country offices. The position’s main responsibilities include reviewing award budgets, ensuring compliance with Feed the Children, Inc financial standards, reviewing financial reports, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditures, forecasting revenue, and ensuring the accuracy of financial information, and the development and continual improvement of financial management tools to provide insight for effective project management of program activities.

Responsibilities

Work with the Regional Finance Director to provide guidance on financial accounting issues and audit support.
Lead Funder initiated financial reviews for Feed International portfolio
Coordinate the resolution of all field accounting issues for Feed International portfolio
Review all contract related invoices for the Country Offices for submission to funders
Oversee review of all financial documentation uploaded for Feed International Country Offices
Train and Orient staff on new accounting systems and business processes as they relate to finance
The position will work with program teams to review work plan budgets and how they impact the monthly projected burn rates.
Collaborate with Field Finance Managers and Program staff to determine revenue pipeline.
Track actual program revenue and projected program revenue for current year and for 2-5 years in the future.
Using the multi-year forecast model, generate, analyse and provide commentary on financial scenarios for the Business Unit for dissemination to senior management team.
Analysis and financial commentary on pipeline reports prepared by country offices. The role will analyse the monthly pipeline reports and burn rates to help assure Feed International that we are tracking financial obligations to sub partners and detailed monitoring of budgets to assure compliance with funder terms and conditions.
Perform financial reviews for the country portfolios
Working closely with the Regional Director Finance, analyze program portfolio (pipeline analysis, expenditure review) in consultation with Country leads, Finance leads and country program teams. Conduct analysis of budget trends for developing new CO strategies and revising existing strategies.
Support the programme staff to understand individual income streams and the budget process, providing detailed analysis and evaluation to designated program managers through monthly/quarterly review meetings.
Review budget modifications for the BU prior to finalisation.
Advise country offices management through reports and special studies on the progress of financial plans, funds requirements, and opportunities to effect savings, and alternative suggested allocations to cover budgetary shortfalls.
Travel to field offices for start-up, close-out, trainings, and financial reviews.
Directly supervise the field office financial staff and provide training and support to those staff. Work with the field and headquarters staff to ensure that corporate and donor policies and procedures are adhered to, and standard accounting practices are utilized.
Provide support and training to program staff on how to analyze budget vs actual expenditures to identify problem areas and make appropriate recommendations to program and financial staff.
Ensures timely submission, review and approval of purchase orders, expenses reports, payments to vendors, consultants, and subcontractors.
QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in a related field
Minimum of five years’ experience in the finance and operations components of international development projects
Strong financial management and budgeting skills
Good knowledge of international donor rules and regulations, e.g. USAID, CDC, GF, UNICEF, etc.
Ability to work independently, without day-to-day supervision, take initiative, solve problems, and follow up
Ability to independently plan, execute and complete tasks while addressing daily Operations details
Dynamic team player with strong multicultural communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word, knowledge of QuickBooks preferred

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