Abt Associates is seeking a highly motivated and diligent Project Finance Analyst to support the International Development Division for a large project. This person should have strong excel and analytical skills as well as prior work on USAID-projects and experience with budgeting and subcontractor financial support including field office monthly financial transactions review. The position will be based in Rockville, Maryland.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The PFA collaborates with other department/functional support areas including Contracts and Procurement, HR, corporate/division finance, and field office finance team. Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment is required. Fluency in English required. Additional languages preferred.
Financial Management & Reporting:
Under the guidance of the Sr Project Finance Advisor, track the progress of any activities with financial implications.
Ensure timely processing of vendor invoices and support in keeping subcontractor payment tracker up to date
Support the field office Finance team, obtain the Remote Office Vouchers (ROV) backup; review receipts for ROVs process / compare to QuickBooks and backup for accuracy
Review all transactions to ensure reasonableness and compliance with project including approved contract terms, salaries, budgets, allowances, proper billing codes and all Abt's Policies and Procedures.
Review, validate and report project actual costs incurred for labor, expense, and travel
Document and submit information in support of accruals for work performed but not yet invoiced in accordance with company policies
Review travel expense reports for accuracy; track outstanding project advances and Amex
Learn about factors that affect financial risk analysis such as contract type, subcontracts/materials, staffing, and other measures as appropriate.
Report financial risks of the project to Sr. Project Finance Advisor and the Project Director
Comply with company, client, local and other legal requirements rules and regulations
Update monthly budget trackers of assigned portfolio
In collaboration with the Regional Project Managers and the Sr Project Operation Advisor, review the subcontractors/suppliers/consultants' invoices for accuracy.
Validate subcontractors/suppliers/consultants spending are in alignment with expected forecasts, funding, and commitments.
Work with Accounts Payables to ensure invoices are routed, reviewed, and approved in a timely manner
Initiate purchase requisitions in Oracle in support of project services and material purchase needs
Work with Procurement and Operations team, learn how to review supplier, subcontract, and consultant agreements to monitor funding and understand the agreement types in relation to the prime contract obligations
Keep tracker of active subcontractor work orders and payment status up to date
Preferred Qualifications and skills
French or Spanish language
Previous work on USAID-funded projects highly preferred
Intermediate to Advance Excel
Bachelor's Degree + Two years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree
This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $65,111.30 to $91,155.82 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.
At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.