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Project Finance Manager

Project Finance Manager

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As a member of the project management team, the Project Finance Manager provides specialized services in the following areas for support to the Zambian USAID-funded project: Budget variance analysis and financial reporting; project accounting; and grants administration. The Project Finance Manager administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with GAAP, USAID guidelines and regulations, TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial/organizational management. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Responsible for the Project financial management and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Supports and helps strengthen the management and administration of subawards made to partner organizations to ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Ensures TNC policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulations, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • Engages directly with USAID Zambia mission on all aspects of financial reporting and compliance as required. 
  • Develops and prepares financial reports and invoices.
  • Drafts outgoing sub-award agreements using standard templates. 
  • Reviews internal and partner financial reports, including tracking and reporting leverage contributions.
  • Presents Budget Variance Analysis and project pipeline reports to the technical teams every quarter.
  • Assists with quality control review to ensure accuracy and full support in documentation for audit purposes.
  • Ensures all payments presented for settlement are approved and fully supported with appropriate documentation.
  • Works closely with the Senior Grants Specialist to ensure compliance with TNC and donor regulations.
  • Provides financial management capacity building to project partners as needed.
  • Resolves complex issues independently, cultivates the creative ideas of others, and innovates to find solutions to project challenges.  
  • Provides leadership in integrating financial management to support conservation objectives.
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