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Finance Specialist, US Programs Portfolio

Save the Children
Lexington, KY 40507
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The Portfolio Specialist, Finance US Programs will provide financial support for Save the Childrens U.S. Programs (USP), a division within the agency charged with implementing high quality programs and policy work focused on early childhood education, school age programs, and emergency preparedness. USP delivers programs to over 150 sub-grantees funded by numerous grants, contracts, and private contributions. The Specialist is responsible for budget holder support, award management, sub-award management, budgeting, financial analysis, accounting, and expense allocation guidance in South Carolina & Mississippi. This person will serve as the financial point of contact for this assigned portfolio and will report to the Director, Finance and Operations, USPA.

What Youll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Budget Holder Support (20%)
    • Serve as a business partner for budget holder by providing strategic and sound financial guidance

    • Provide training and technical assistance for strong budget management

    • Support planning and budgeting process

    • Maintain an Excel based budget forecasting tool for division reporting

    • Participate in leadership meetings and provide financial guidance

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (30%)
    • Provide monthly financial reports including, but not limited to, budget vs. actual reporting, grant spending reports, spending projections, and trends

    • Conduct monthly general ledger analysis for coding accuracy

    • Prepare timesheet and expense allocation guidance, and ensure on-time completion and re-classes when needed

    • Assist with event budget preparation and expense tracking

  • Award Management (25%)
    • Prepare donor budget proposals

    • Draft invoices and financial reports that ensure accuracy and compliance with donor requirements and internal organization policy

    • Ensure Award Management System is maintained with accurate data and completed workflows

    • Monitor grant spend to ensure fair cost allocation and expense projections

    • Build award match plans and track progress through accurate coding

    • Collaborate with SCUS Grants and Contracts to implement guidelines and policies

  • Sub-award Management (25%)
    • Present annual finance training and compliance overview to sub-grantees

    • Provide financial guidance to stakeholders

    • Prepare comprehensive sub-award analysis, including spending trends

    • Review partner financial reports and process payments

    • Reconcile sub-award advance and expense accounts

    • Maintain annual sub-award budget vs. actual report

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in area of expertise

  • High School Diploma or equivalent,

  • Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects.

  • Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with Microsoft Excel and demonstrated ability to apply creative ideas to data compilations

  • A creative, self-starter who has the ability to support multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to work with staff in various positions and to demonstrate the importance of upholding financials policies and procedures

  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and team skills

  • An in-depth understanding and problem-solving approach to financial management

Preferred Qualifications

  • A general understanding of GAAP and Office of Management and Budget Accounting Principles

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children every day and in times of crisis transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Childrens policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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