Management Sciences for Health Finance Associate vacancy

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

Finance Associate

Overview

The Finance Associate is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately Global Fund against fraud, loss or misuse. S/He is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. The Finance Associate is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers
  • Payment of Vendor Invoice
  • Properly code all transactions
  • Payment of expenses, including per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field
  • Prepare and control advances
  • Assure balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher and entering into QuickBooks
  • Maintain accounting files
  • Follow up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation
  • Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control
  • Prepare all financial reports as requested by supervisor
  • Preparation of schedules for statutory deductions and their remittances to the appropriate authorities
  • Process online Payments
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of University Degree or HND in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in accounting
  • Knowledge of Donor funded programs, regulations and requirements
  • Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks) or comparable software
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Verbal and written language skills in English required including understanding, reading and the ability to conduct business in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a service-oriented outlook
  • Advanced reporting skills
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic mail along with data entry experience)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizes tasks, and meets deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Extensive knowledge of GF rules & regulations and experience with GF projects is an advantage
  • Understanding of the tenets of cash control and asset management, and must be able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations
  • Ability to follow MSH and donor policies and procedures for procurement and documentation, and ensure adequate accounting documentation for a proper audit trail

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Senior Accountant

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