• Finance Manager, Infectious Disease, R&D and Laboratory Services Teams

    United States
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Access Programs - Operations Team
    Additional Location Description
    New York City or other Eastern US location
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org


    CHAI is seeking a Manager of Financial Operations to lead in financial reporting, budgeting, and overall grant management in support of CHAI’s Infectious Disease, R&D and Laboratory Services Teams.


    Key measures of success in this role include: timely and accurate reporting on project costs, detailed understanding variances to budget and forecast and communication of that information to non-finance partners; effective partnering with our internal clients and external partners; a demonstrated command of the underlying operational and financial content of the projects supported; proactive identification and resolution of the accounting and financial planning issues.


    • Grant Management
      • Create comprehensive budgets for new grant proposals (or re-budgeting of existing grants) that meet both internal CHAI requirements and external donor requirements
      • Manage completion of financial reports and invoices for donors, working directly with the relevant Director, Manager, or EVP responsible for the grant, as well as CHAI’s various country teams, global partners, finance administration departments and Chief Financial Officer for validation and approval of reports
      • Review donor contracts, amendments, and no-cost extensions, with specific attention and analysis ofanticipated cash flows, reporting requirements, approved budget, etc.
      • Oversee compliance with donor financial requirements
      • Manage financial close-out of grants coming to an end
    • Monthly Financial Review and Annual Budgeting
      • Review posted expenses across all Access programs and work collaboratively with program managers and directors to identify necessary adjustments
      • Analyze and report on monthly variances of operational expenses to budget; work with program managers and directors to provide variance explanations and to make ongoing adjustments to programmatic plans based on variances; conduct monthly reviews of activities with directors and senior management
      • Lead the annual budgeting and semi-annual reforecasting for the Access programs to ensure consistency and accurate reflection of programmatic goals given the financial resources available
      • Work with the appropriate directors and managers to allocate and track funding from CHAI Access programs to other CHAI programs. 
    • Operations Evaluation and Financial Planning
      • Lead in the creation and maintenance of financial models to track expenditure and generate forecasts to help drive programmatic decisions
      • Support development of alternative scenario analyses to facilitate decision making by senior management; lead in financial risk management
      • Identify, investigate, and implement potential operational improvement.
    • Other
      • Facilitate training on finance-related issues to non-finance staff; ensure corporate memory is retained; facilitate knowledge transfer of best practices between Access programs
      • Create tools and reports for budgeting and planning purposes
      • Perform other programmatic/operational duties as requested by the Executive Vice President Other responsibilities as needed



    • Advanced degree; Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) preferred. Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of an Advanced degree.
    • 4-6 years of prior experience in a related field (experience with an international non-profit/NGO is preferred)
    • Strong familiarity with financial systems, budgeting, accounting best-practices, expense recording and reporting
    • Strong quantitative skills and solid experience in financial modeling using advanced Excel features
    • Dynamic individual with strong leadership, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to deliver high quality, actionable feedback on a variety of complex issues to management, donors, and partners
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment; self-motivated and capable of working independently as well as within a team
    • Proactive solutions oriented capability
    • Ability to travel domestically 2-3 times per year and internationally, if needed
    • Highest ethical standards, a deep sense of collegiality, as well as a strong desire to create positive change on a big scale



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