• Project Finance Analyst - VectorLink

    Abt AssociatesRockville, MD 20851

    Job #1171841055

  • Organization Overview

    Our Finance Department is committed to facilitating the achievement of the Company's objectives by providing exceptional financial and administrative expertise and service to our clients.

    Opportunity

    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Project Finance Analyst to support the VectorLink team at our office in Rockville, MD. Under the direction of the Lead Project Finance Analyst and alongside the home office project team, the Project Finance Analyst supports the management of the financial and contractual elements of the USAID-funded PMI VectorLink project in collaboration with other departments/functional support areas including Contracts and Procurement, HR, and corporate/division finance. This position requires strong communication skills with respect to breaking down and explaining financial risks/implications of project management decisions.

    The USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project supports the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as USAID Missions and Bureaus with malaria programs outside the PMI focus countries, in planning and implementing integrated vector control programs and entomological monitoring with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria in Africa by enhancing USAID's ability to implement IRS programs on the ground through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of IRS in countries affected by malaria.

    This position requires significant interaction and coordination between field staff, home office technical staff and home office support departments, excellent communication and leadership skills, and problem solving abilities. The role requires an understanding of field office challenges and project goals and objectives, a strong desire to analyze, investigate, and resolve issues, ability to collaborate and lead through others, and a focus on continuous improvement.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    The full-time Project Finance Analyst will be based in our Rockville, MD office, and will play an important role supporting across a variety of international development contracts. USAID contract management expertise is required.

    • Collaborate with Portfolio Manager to build appropriate work breakdown structure to comply with client requirements and allow for accurate time charging and financial projections
    • Develop budgets for project teams that align to contractual requirements, proposal and project WBS; Work with Lead Project Finance Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and Senior Financial Manager to adjust as appropriate
    • Review, validate and report project actual costs incurred for labor, expense and travel
    • Document and submit information in support of accruals for work performed but not yet invoiced in accordance with company policies
    • Work with Project Team to collect bottom up financial forecasts/Estimate to complete and enter into Project Financial Management Tool
    • Review trends to assess accuracy of the financial forecast and work with project team to remediate any issues
    • Responsible for accuracy in financial reporting for cost, revenue and profitability internally to the division and finance department, as well as externally to the client(s) in accordance with contractual obligations
    • Conduct financial risk analysis considering contract type, subcontracts/materials, staffing, and other measures as appropriate. Report financial risks to the business up to Lead Project Finance Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Senior Financial Manager, Operations Directors and Program Finance
    • Comply with company, client, local and other legal requirements and regulations
    • Track the progress of activities with financial implications such as milestones with progress payments or ties to fee
    • Prepare and manage project specific deliverables related to financial or contractual requirements (such as invoicing, supporting back-up data, limitation of funds communications, etc.)
    • Responsible for accuracy of financial reporting to client and Division
    • Initiate purchase requisitions in Oracle in support of project services and material purchase needs
    • Work with procurement team to review vendor and consultant agreements to validate funding and contract type are appropriate based on prime contract including subcontracts and materials purchases

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Experience with Oracle and TM1 based systems preferred
    • Skilled with excel for data manipulation and analysis such as pivot tables, lookups, etc.
    • Experience with USAID contract financial management
    • Experience supporting and balancing the needs of multiple contracts at once

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 3 years of experience and BA degree (in finance or economics) or the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

    As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm's values, mission, and strategies. Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.