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Project Accountant at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

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Job Description

About the Role

The Project Accountant will provide financial business partnering to a portfolio of projects, supporting colleagues in the financial management of these projects. They will support the Finance and Compliance Manager by providing an effective, high quality financial management service to the organisation.

The position holder will be expected to provide and support the financial management of a portfolio of donor relationships with an emphasis on non-US donors, ensuring compliance with contract terms, preparing and reviewing reports to donors and supporting donor audits.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Ensuring that reviews of financial performance are carried out to timetable and that explanations of financial variances and changes to forecast assumptions are recorded.
  • Support the preparation of annual consolidated accounts and the external statutory audit by producing reports, supporting documentation and explanations as required.
  • Preparing interim and final donor financial statements, cumulative summaries and periodic forecasts for review by finance managers, ensuring that these are accurate, that they are consistent with reported programme activity and that they are produced in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Ensuring that donor reports and forecasts comply with grant contracts, particularly for those donors with very specific detailed information requirements.
  • Ensuring that transactions and cost allocations charged to grants are compliant with expenditure restrictions specified within donor agreements, and with donor requirements for allowable expenditure.
  • Check and close donor grants that have reached their completion date, ensuring that final reports have been submitted, all funds are received, and contractual obligations met.
  • Monitor the operation of GAIN’s financial processes including procurement and payments, ensuring that published procedures are followed, reporting any significant breaches and approving transactions in line with delegated authority.
  • Draw on observations and analysis of processes and procedures for financial management and donor accounting to provide suggestions, recommendations and observations for improvements to finance managers.

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