Oversees and manages implementation of all financial requirements for management of projects funded by government, WWF network, and “other” donor sources to minimize risk for the organization, ensure financial compliance, and demonstrate WWF’s capability to manage complex and high-risk donor funding. Manages the preparation, integrity, compliance, and submission of all financial reports for USG, World Bank, and other high risk donors. Manages WWF’s A-133 audit. Conducts direct negotiations with financial managers at government and other agencies to resolve any financial reporting and audit issues. Provides guidance to program office financial managers to resolve any financial reporting issues with their donors. Develops policies and procedures and trains staff on donor financial compliance. Consults on donor financial management issues.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Serves as in-house expert on all government and other donor financial requirements; oversees and manages financial compliance for all government, Network, and other donors including financial reporting, cost share requirements, cash management, allowable costs, exchange rates, and cost recovery, with emphasis on USAID.
2. Manages WWF's annual A-133 audit process and other project audits for government and large scale donor-funded agreements as required by the donor, with WWF’s external auditors in coordination with WWF’s Controller. Advises the program offices on compliance issues in relation to donor audits conducted in the field.
3. Oversees revenue from government, Network, and other Donors to monitor and analyze receipt of revenue; manages and reconciles WWF’s USG letters of credit; and negotiates with donors to resolve any outstanding payment issues. Guides the program offices in securing revenue receivables.
4. Manages WWF’s annual USAID/Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) registration process which ensures continued funding eligibility for WWF with USAID.
5. Ensures compliance of program offices and Network subrecipients to major financial compliance requirements, including timekeeping and use of Bridger.
6. Oversees implementation of WWF’s subrecipient audit monitoring process in compliance with OMB Circular A-133; guides PA staff in identifying and developing action plans to resolve audit issues and verifies compliance; develops policies for implementation of the process with subrecipients funded by any high risk WWF donor.
7. Manages the approvals of final proposal budgets for accuracy of information, compliance with donor financial requirements, and inclusion of costs with emphasis on recovery of indirect costs; manages accuracy of anticipated budget revenue for government, Network, and other donors; and approves financial components of government-issued agreements to WWF.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Internal: Interacts daily with the Strategic Agreement Services unit, Program Administrators and Coordinators, HQ and program and project office accounting staff. Interacts frequently with and provides consultation to other staff members including Directors, Program Officers, and Country Representatives.
2. External: Interacts and negotiates with counterparts from external funding sources, US government agencies and multilateral organizations to analyze data, address issues, and respond to specific requests; interacts with external auditors.
Supervises Government and Network Donor Specialist.
Minimum Work Requirements:
1. Education/Experience: An advanced degree in Business Administration or Finance or equivalent experience. Minimum of five years of experience in financial management of government grant and cooperative agreements in compliance with USG and other government donor requirements. Working knowledge of OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133. Five or more years of demonstrated experience in managing financial oversight of the grants from budget preparation to closeout.
2. Skills and Abilities:
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply for the job please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #12115, and submit cover letter and resume. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.
- Excellent financial and accounting skills
- In-depth knowledge of electronic spreadsheets, database and other accounting and budgeting software
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, tact and diplomacy
- Initiative, strong organizational skills, flexibility, writing abilities, and attention to detail
- Ability to coordinate efforts of a team, work independently, and maintain flexibility