Senior Financial Analyst - Military HIV Research Program - Bethesda, MD

Updated: May 8, 2020
Job ID: 215922
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to support the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), the Emerging Infectious Disease Branch (EIDB), and other awards supporting the mission of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The position is located in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The incumbent will maintain and develops financial reports to track program financial indicators and execution.  

Responsibilities:

  1. Performs monthly technical financial analysis of current expenses and projection trends to determine present and future financial performance of the program, the individual projects, and provides feedback to the Finance Director and the Deputy Finance Director or other member of the MHRP/EIDB Finance team when required.
  2. Helps monitors the Program's total fiscal execution; analyzes funding, obligation, disbursement trends and alerts the Finance Director and the Deputy Finance Director.
  3. Provides monthly financial status reports detailing funding totals, obligations, monthly averages, and funding balance for the Program as a whole, country level, individual projects and separately funded cooperative agreements, contracts and grants.
  4. Provide a forecast of expenditures and funding balances for each month of the current year based on available data and input from investigators and expected funding increments.
  5. Assist MHRP/EIDB program staff with setting up new financial reports that will meet their requirements, provide cost projections, and analyze monthly revenue and expense variances.
  6. Communicates and interacts effectively with all levels of staff within the organization including principal investigators and project managers in both the US and oversees sites. Builds positive relationships with a professional and customer-service oriented demeanor.
  7. Conducts detailed reconciliation of data from multiple accounting systems.
  8. Maintains cost center listing for program staff and processes new cost requests as needed.
  9. Monitors open purchase orders and facilitates the closing process to ensure any remaining funds are returned to the program after the service or product has been received.
  10. Creates finance unit SOPs to document current procedures and updates existing SOPs accordingly, based on changing requirements and conditions. Helps build templates to support financial management. 
  11. Assists with initiating, organizing, completing department projects.
  12. Prepares periodic management ad- hoc reports to facilitate decision-making by the program.
  13. Preforms other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Incumbent will be required to work independently and without direct supervision for short periods of time. The incumbent must be able to identify critical aspects of their job and prioritize multiple competing projects with little or no direct daily guidance from supervisor. Must display initiative and possess "self-starter" qualities necessary for success in a fluid and dynamic work environment. Experience supporting USG-funded international projects.

Must have working knowledge of MS Excel including VLOOKUPS, SUMIF, and pivot tables. Knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Access and other databases and project costing and financial management systems helpful. Effective Communication Skills (Written & Verbal). Ability to succeed in a dynamic team environment, customer Service oriented, understanding of accounting processes, procedure, and internal controls. Strong research and analysis skills.  Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently. Ability to assimilate detailed information into the bigger picture. Excellent organization skills. Ability to manage competing priorities. Ability to generate bold, creative ideas to improve performance.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in finance, accounting or business management.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of experience in project budget management, accounting, or financial management

Physical Capabilities: Prolonged sitting using a personal computer.

Work Environment: Set in an office environment. Possible travel to visit international sites 1-2 times a year.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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