United States of America: Financial Analyst, Southern Africa

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Feb 2017

Financial Analyst

Southern Africa

Based in Washington, DC

Up to 10% international travel

Reports to the Sr. Financial Analyst

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

The Southern Africa (SA) team is known for our social enterprises and innovations in HIV- related work, including self-testing and VMMC. Currently, we have programs operating in Lesotho, Madagascar, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and will be adding two more countries Mozambique and Angola.

We are looking for a Financial Analyst with finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities (especially with numbers) and the belief that “the devil is in details”. An ideal candidate has INGO experience, experience with creating and managing budgets, worked on preparing and reviewing financial reports, etc.

The position will form part of a regional backstopping team based in DC and will be expected to interact regularly with the field offices in the region, as well as other departments in Washington including Contracts, Finance and Procurement.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the regional support team and is responsible for providing financial services for domestic and overseas program staff on all accounting and finance issues. Duties include, but are not limited to the following;

Reporting & Analysis:

  • You will support on analyzing and updating financial management dashboards/overview (burn rates, program income, Overhead, Surplus/Deficit etc).
  • You will support on monitoring countries’ program performance against annual operating and donor budgets in close coordination with Associate Program Manager.


  • Manage the funder billing process and cycle in close coordination with country office, Accounting Department and SA program staff ensuring all bills are submitted on time and are of high quality.
  • Review and reconcile sub-recipient’s payments processed from DC, you will liaise with Associate Program Managers to ensure that sub award budgets and payments align with donor budgets and program deliverables.


  • You will support country platforms to ensure the highest level of financial management by monitoring country program and regional performance against annual operating and donor budget.
  • You will help us develop and manage our regional annual operating budget and you’ll assist in the development of new budgets for proposals as required.


  • You will serve as the main liaison on financial issues between the Regional Department, Accounting Department and field offices.
  • Maintain a list of finance admin staff of field offices.
  • Liaise with country office and PSI Audit team for any audit requests (donor, project, inventory, other external audit).
  • Support maintenance of internal finance report management/ Filing systems and tools
  • Fulfill other programmatic, financial, and administrative functions as required.

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master’s degree in Finance (MBA, MS, etc.) strongly preferred; however, equivalent experience may be considered
  • At least three years of prior work experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong quantitative skills, with emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets and would be wonderful if you’ve got experience in financial analysis too
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with special attention to detail and timeliness, it would be a beauty if you can initiative task from your side
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

What would get us excited?

  • Experience living and working in a developing country and in multicultural environments
  • Experience in auditing, financial training, and financial oversight of foreign entities;
  • Experience with Lawson or any ERP; strong attention to details; and interactive nature
  • Experience with Federal contract accounting regulations, balance sheet reviews and analysis
  • Customer service oriented, fun loving and lots of team spirit
  • Proven problem solving ability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments
  • French or Portuguese language skills


  • Exempt
  • Level 7

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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