Senior Finance Manager

Results for Development
October 16, 2018
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
Not specified


Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too. 

R4D’s Global Health portfolio leverages extensive networks and expertise to improve health and achieve equity in health outcomes for all people around the world. Whether it's assessing policies that can support research and development on new drugs and vaccines, exploring innovations in healthcare and connecting innovators to each other or to investors, supporting the growing global movement for universal health coverage, or producing on-demand research and forecasting to help countries and global institutions plan their healthcare futures, R4D’s global health work unlocks new possibilities for global health actors worldwide.

R4D seeks a Senior Finance Manager to provide financial, operational and administrative leadership to the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (HSS Accelerator).  This $200 million, 5-year USAID-funded project will develop a global platform to connect locally-driven health system innovations with global knowledge, accelerate countries’ journeys to self-reliant health systems, and improve the institutional architecture for evidence-based and sustainable health system strengthening. The Manager will be considered key personnel on the project.

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Director of Grants Administration.


The Senior Finance Manager will provide financial, administrative and organizational leadership to the project staff. S/he will be responsible for working in collaboration with other support teams, such as Finance/Accounting, Procurement, and HR on a range of administrative, financial, new business development, and project support tasks.

Compliance and Tracking:

  • Manage and direct daily grants accounting activities and reporting according to GAAP
  • Maintain a birds-eye view of overall reporting requirements, financial management and grant timelines for the project
  • Evaluate, document and monitor compliance requirements for USAID
  • Create systems, processes and templates for tracking individual grant requirements (financial, reporting), including processing internal paperwork for grant reporting deadlines and preparing and submitting funder reports in compliance with financial and admin reporting needs
  • Ensure sound project financial, administrative, and programmatic management (i.e.: achievement of contract deliverables, consultant and sub-award tracking, invoicing, effective project burn rates against planned activities, etc.)
  • Update project budget forecasts; Review monthly expenses and lead in the preparation and submission of monthly funding requests to donors
  • Develop and implement internal controls, audits, and best practices across all grant’s functions

Consultants, Sub-awards and Procurement:

  • Provide thought leadership on ways to accelerate the capacity of regional and local organizations in low and middle-income countries to receive sub-awards from R4D and direct awards from USAID and other donors
  • Collaborate with program staff during proposal submission, and review grant applications to ensure compliance with guidelines and policy, and support of the goals and mission of R4D
  • Conduct risk assessment of potential recipients of subgrant funding in compliance with funder requirements and R4D policies and guidelines
  • Ensure subgrant agreements comply with funder requirements, and subgrantees are properly trained on finance compliance
  • Train, support and provide post-award guidance to subgrantees including basic terms of signed agreements, reporting schedule, and documentation for allowable costs
  • Review, negotiate, approve and modify grant agreements, subgrants and contracts in line with R4D guidelines, ensuring they support the goals and mission of R4D
  • Review, analyze and monitor to ensure grants, contracts, and subgrants are expended in compliance with funder requirements and R4D policies and procedures
  • Work with internal and external partners to support the processing of sub-awards, sub-contracts, Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) or other agreements
  • Conduct quality assurance on invoices, payments and expense reports submitted by project staff to ensure compliance with funder (USAID) rules and regulations
  • Ensure close out of grants and contracts in line with donor and R4D requirements
  • Manage professional relationship with stakeholders such as partners, subgrantees, funders, etc.
  • Serve as the point of contact for assigned grants and subgrants including compliance related inquiries
  • Apply broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex grants/contracts issues
  • Monitor applicable federal regulations for changes and updates to grants, subgrants, and contracts

Reporting and budgeting

  • Assist in the development of project work plans and deliverables, budgeting, and funder quarterly and annual progress reports
  • Prepare regular financial analysis and reporting as needed to facilitate project decisions
  • Advise teams on long-range budget/planning issues and conduct financial analysis including forecasting and pipelines
  • Develop and manage project budgets for country activities, as required
  • Track LOE of all team members in portfolio against project burn rates
  • Collaborate with project leads in considering/evaluating longer term funding needs of projects and developing individual funding and staffing plans in line with technical requirements
  • Document and collect financial management best practices and lead trainings
  • Assist the audit process to include audit work-papers, and work with auditors to ensure a clean audit


  • Supervise project finance team, including Finance Officer and Finance Assistant, providing direction, coaching and mentoring
  • Share knowledge with staff, and provide finance training to new hires, and other employees as needed

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, possess a strong work-ethic and ‘can-do’ attitude and will have a desire to grow their skills and experience in project operations and developing systems for financial tracking.  The Senior Finance Manager will be expected to successfully manage competing priorities and deadlines and must be highly organized, detail-oriented, conscientious, flexible, and able to work independently and as part of a remote team. Exceptional multi-tasking, decision-making, and communication (verbal and written) abilities are required.


  • BA or MA in Finance, Business Administration, accounting, Economics or related field,
  • At least twelve (12) years of financial management/reporting/administration, budget management, expense processing, and project coordination experience, preferably related to USAID projects
  • Experience with finance systems integration and developing/maintaining project tracking tools
  • Exceptional data presentation skills and a basic understanding of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Health Financing is preferred
  • Expert knowledge of U.S. federal regulations for awards specifically 2 CFR 200 and 22 CFR 228
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) software required
  • Prior experiences managing USAID grants & cooperative agreements as well as administering subawards from start to finish are required
  • Prior experience managing a team is required
  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed (approx. 15%)

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