Finance Officer, PMI REACH Malaria, Accra, At Path


PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing heath challenges.

PATH has unparalleled expertise and experience in the development of new tools and strategies for malaria elimination and has the potential to become an acknowledged leader in accelerating efforts towards malaria elimination and global eradication. PATH’s Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) works with PATH staff and strategic partners to coordinate expertise and programming and maximize our collective impact toward malaria elimination.

PATH seeks a Finance Officer for the USAID-funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (REACH Malaria) global project. REACH aims to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.

The Finance Officer will report to the Chief of Party and assist with all financial management and compliance, human resource management, operations and logistics project activities.

Responsibilities:

  •  Monitor budgets and keep project management updated about spending against project budgets.
  •  Assist in ensuring monthly approval of payroll; monitor funds balances, and conduct; bank account reconciliations.
  •  Ensure compliance with all USAID and PATH policies, practices, and regulations; advise project staff on donor requirements.
  •  Analyze project expenses, including partner financial reports, on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  •  Prepare monthly financial projections, forecasts and cash requests
  •  Coordinate input for the annual work plan and budgeting process with the project team.
  •  Support procurement of in-country commodities and other project equipment as needed, in collaboration with REACH Director of Finance and Administration.
  •  Support project team to identify and ensure that necessary approvals are secured.
  •  Process and review payment vouchers for advance requests. Track outstanding advances and follow up to ensure all are cleared on timely basis and in line with PATH’s financial policies.
  •  Respond on a timely basis to all suppliers’ inquiries, reconcile all the suppliers’ statements with PATH’s records and update the Director of Finance and Administration on any discrepancies.
  •  Respond to staff inquiries on a timely basis on any financial issues.
  •  Carry out monthly Bank Reconciliations.
  •  Process and review payment vouchers for supplier’s payments, posting transactions in Business World. eDoBeV9 BIpnb
  •  Support follow up on receipts from service providers for VAT reports to USAID as needed. Ensure that Foreign Tax reports are accurate and submitted on time by CSOs.
  •  Support property and asset management including IT, equipment, transportation and insurance.
  •  Support procurement processes in Business World and follow up to ensure that they are delivered on time with required specs.
  •  Plan for all logistics required for CSOs trainings/Workshops.

Required skills and experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or business-related field.
  •  Minimum of five years in an administrative and financial management position in an international organization, USAID experience preferred.
  •  Experience in developing, monitoring, and reporting on complex budgets.
  •  Thorough knowledge of applicable USAID rules and regulations.
  •  Proficiency in Ms Office applications including word and excel, hands on work experience with QuickBooks-Multi currency and payroll processing.
  •  Experience in managing project funds, preparation of bank reconciliations, financial statements, and financial reporting and data analysis, auditing, and taxation.
  •  Able to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships.
  •  Excellent attention to detail, sound planning and organizational skills, and problem-solving skills.
  •  Analytical approach to work and strong time management skills
  •  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  •  Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATH’s mission.
  •  Professional proficiency in English required.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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