DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global - launched in 2019 - is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.
Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.
USAID in Sri Lanka:
To strengthen democratic governance, USAID partners with the people of Sri Lanka to improve the responsiveness of government institutions and increases informed public participation in governance processes. Responding to good governance and vulnerable population needs, USAID activities build a robust civil society; increase access to balanced, accurate information through the media; promote dialogue, conflict mitigation, and social cohesion among multi-ethnic communities; and build local capacity for disaster response and risk reduction.
DT Global seeks applicants for a USAID-funded, Colombo-based civic engagement program. The program will primarily focus on providing small grants to expand the range of civil society actors that have a voice in national reform processes, support advocacy for democratic values and accountable governance, and promote opportunities for constructive citizen participation in governance issues. The program will support collaboration between Sri Lankan civil society organizations (CSOs) and CSO-led networks to engage proactively and constructively on issues related to political and governance reforms, raise awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and engage with the government on key reform issues.
The Finance Manager will prepare and track budgets; oversee budget projections; ensure timely payments to vendors and consultants, oversee the daily recording of all expenses, and weekly or bi-weekly reporting of transactions to DT Global headquarters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for overall in-country financial management of program in accordance with USAID and DT Global policies and procedures, as well as Sri Lankan law and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Responsible for proper stewardship and accounting of funds for program activities and grants as well as contractor operations, including maintaining liquidity of funds and regular financial reporting;
- Responsible for establishing and managing the program’s financial systems, including designing and entering an organization structure according to project needs
- Oversee the program’s Finance Department, including finance teams in all project sub-offices throughout the country
- Review payment requests and vouchers
- Maintain account code system to match the DT Global Corporate Chart of Accounts
- Manage the maintenance and upgrade of financial, payroll information systems
- Review and approve all Field Office Expense Reports (FOERs) submitted by the Finance team. Ensure the accuracy and completeness of the FOERs prior to upload and after upload; oversees required corrections in conjunction with the Home Office
- Ensure all required financial documentation and back-up is uploaded to the DT Global online filing system and physically archived;
- Work with the Finance Team and Program Management Unit (PMU) team in the DT Global home office to analyze and resolve any non-billable expenditures
- Review and approve all accounts receivables and accounts payables reports developed by the Accountants
- Ensure the steady flow of project funds, through timely and accurate fund replenishment requests to avoid interruptions in program activities; enacting cash controls to ensure there is a minimum of unutilized funds in the field; prepare monthly cash forecasts for the program leadership’s review and approval;
- Work closely with the program leadership on forecasting project burn rates, developing financial management tools; track and analyze spending data by location and by component area (as applicable) against the approved budget; provide regular reports on this information as requested;
- Produce accurate and timely DT Global Corporate financial reports
- Report any inconsistencies or problems with field accounts to program leadership and the Home Office; recommend corrective actions as necessary
- Conduct monthly audits of local expenditures including local bank reconciliation, cash accounts (mobile and petty cash), and US dollar expenses
- Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with Sri Lankan financial legislation, and USAID and DT Global policies and procedures
- Ensure approvals for all financial actions are in line with DT Global’s established approval thresholds;
- Regularly review the DT Global Field Office finance regulations and templates to ensure current practices are compliant and practical
- Respond to DT Global internal and external auditors’ comments concerning finances and oversee required action to address deficiencies
- Ensure DT Global remittances to the appropriate authorities are made in a timely manner and in compliance with local tax law
- Prepare applications for exemption from VAT, if VAT is paid on any goods and services, and ensure that requests for exemptions are submitted on time;
- Keep a regularly updated report of all expenses over $500 over which DT Global has to pay VAT;
- Identify and evaluate areas of risk in the program and program activities and make comments and suggestions on the development of the approach to the audit;
- Conduct audit procedures, including identification and identification of issues, development of criteria, review and analysis of supporting documentation, and documentation of processes and procedures;
- Identify, develop, and impartially document audit issues and recommendations for controlled areas;
- Communicate the results of the audits to the program leadership or DT Global’s Home Office on request;
- Provide internal training to build the knowledge, skills, and competencies of the Finance team
- Respond to any queries submitted by the field offices with regards to compliance with DT Global and USAID policies
- Potentially travel to project’s areas of operations if needed
- Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Education and certifications:
- Advanced degree in finance, accounting, or related field required
Key Position Competencies and Experience:
- At least 6 y ears’ experience in financial management and accounting with large international firms or NGOs implementing donor-funded programs
- Prior experience working on programs funded by USAID preferred;
- Fluency in computer applications, such as Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel) and accounting programs, preferably QuickBooks and Quicken;
- Experience in developing financial management tools, designing financial and accounting systems at an organization level, and experience in tracking and forecasting project expenditures
- Experience training and mentoring staff
- Demonstrated financial management, accounting, planning and communication skills
- Excellent organization and time management and ability to work in a team and under pressure and on tight deadlines;
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills and good judgement
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with tact and diplomacy in a multicultural, multiethnic, and religiously diverse group.
- Possess demonstrated leadership skills, humility, and self-awareness
- Written and Spoken Fluency in English and Sinhala or Tamil preferred
- Position open to Sri Lanka nationals only.
DT Global Core Competencies:
- Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment
- Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts
- Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment
- Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner
- Diversity & Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly
- Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal
DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.
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