Job

Financial Analyst

at Population Services International (PSI)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 25, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day

Description

Financial Analyst
Organization:  PSI

Closing date 31 Mar 2020
Job title: Financial Analyst

Department: Field Finance

Based in Washington DC or Nairobi, Kenya

Up to 15% international travel

Reports to Finance Manager

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

We are looking for a Financial Analyst to help us provide support to PSI’s programs in Anglophone Africa. The Anglophone Africa department at PSI Washington supports program management in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, eSwatini, Lesotho, and Uganda.

We are looking for an Excel expert, who has finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities. The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in connecting financial data to program data to “tell the story” of the country’s projects. The Financial Analyst will monitor and analyze financial data to inform risk mitigation and provide timely, thoughtful financial insight to aid program management decisions.

This position will be based in Washington, DC OR in Nairobi, Kenya and requires some travel to countries in the region.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

Lead financial analysis to identify trends, flag potential issues, and recommend actions to senior management.
Collaborate with the program management team to perform the Monthly Project Financial Review (MPFR) and analyze project budgets, actual expenses, commitments, obligations, and burn rates.
Coordinate the creation of quarterly and annual forecasts, monitor the pipeline of bids and proposals, and perform a gap analysis.
Maintain a dashboard to monitor the financial health of the region, including surplus/deficit, program income, and overhead.
Lead development of the department’s piece of the annual operating budget (corporate budget). Lead the quarterly reviews of annual operating budget progress for senior management (surplus/deficit meetings).
Review financial reports prior to submission to funders.
Review and process Operating Advance Requests (monthly cash request) from field offices.

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of professional work experience

Job Responsibilities

Lead financial analysis to identify trends, flag potential issues, and recommend actions to senior management.
Collaborate with the program management team to perform the Monthly Project Financial Review (MPFR) and analyze project budgets, actual expenses, commitments, obligations, and burn rates.
Coordinate the creation of quarterly and annual forecasts, monitor the pipeline of bids and proposals, and perform a gap analysis.
Maintain a dashboard to monitor the financial health of the region, including surplus/deficit, program income, and overhead.
Lead development of the department’s piece of the annual operating budget (corporate budget). Lead the quarterly reviews of annual operating budget progress for senior management (surplus/deficit meetings).
Review financial reports prior to submission to funders.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Skills

Demonstrated analytical skills and financial expertise
Expert Excel user, including pivot tables and advanced functions; familiarity with data query tools is helpful (Access, SQL)
Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
You are a team player who smiles and encourages others through easy and tough tasks
References will be required.
The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
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