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Finance Manager


The Finance Manager is responsible for safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the donor against fraud, loss or misuse. The Finance Manager 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 Manager is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

General Responsibilities

Train, manage, supervise, and support finance and accounting office staff.

Understand and articulate the basic tenets of Internal Control and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to other staff members.

Develop tools to use to train staff in proper financial record keeping procedures and procurement integrity.

Lead the process of ongoing improvement of financial systems and internal controls.

Implement standard MSH procedures to manage and monitor the financial resources of the project office. This includes ensuring that all payments comply with MSH rules and regulations and are supported by adequate documentation.

Apply basic 2.CFR.200 (U.S. Government) Cost and Audit Principles.

Ensure that defined controls are respected in accounting system (QuickBooks), assuring detailed memos, proper charge codes, account codes and job tracking.

Review Travel Claims (TEFs) for staff and consultants.

Assure that the process for payment of per diem and transport to participants and other expenses paid at field activities is properly managed, documented and follows project policy.

Assure that the process for travel advances to staff is properly managed and follows project policy, assuring proper documentation and timely clearing of all advances.

Authorize journal entries, assuring all entries are properly coded, charged to the proper account codes and jobs.

Supervise management of petty cash, assuring all purchases are properly documented, approved and comply with petty cash management policy.

Working in close collaboration with the Operations Director to prepare and monitor project budgets and pipeline expenditures.

Estimate upcoming cash needs and accrue expenditures as appropriate.

Approve account reconciliations and approve field expense submissions.

Conduct regular spot checks of financial systems and transactions and compliance of financial policies and procedures.


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Create and interpret standard financial reports.

Define the system for and review weekly and monthly specialized reports for the Program Directors.

Establish internal systems for purchase approval and asset use that ensure adequate internal control. Ensure that all paid invoices agree with supporting documentation, including price quotes, purchase orders and shipping receipts.

Ensure that all costs have adequate prior authorization and approval.

Ensure audit compliance utilizing principles of audit and performance.

Prepare monthly account reconciliations and reports.

Maintain current standing with all mandated tax and registrations, including submission of payments and required reports.

Provide an audit interface between MSH Corporate Accounting, MSH external audit firms and donor auditors.

Prepare reports for USAID as required.


Any additional work as assigned.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a finance/accounting role.

Understanding of key aspects of accounting.

Experience with U.S. government projects.

Ability to use accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks Online).

Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.

Experience with Costpoint, not required but a plus.

Understanding of principles of adequate documentation and of audit, and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software.

Strong written and oral presentation skills in English

A creative and proactive approach to all areas of work with a ‘can do’ attitude, in line with the MSH’s values.

Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial ‘common sense’.

Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial ‘common sense’.

Strong team working orientation with a flexible and adaptable approach to work demands across the whole organization.

Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

Collaboration Skills


Financial management

Good ethical conduct

Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action.

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities.

Ability to manage teams, initiate and organize work.

Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.

Excellent written and oral communication skills both in local languages and English including business terminology.

Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

If you are a candidate in need of assistance, an accommodation, or an alternative method to apply for an open position, please email or call +1-703-524-6575 to be connected with Human Resources.


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