• Finance and Accounting Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/5/2018 5:08 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    ThinkWell is an emerging health systems development organization that is currently in a major growth phase. While our core area of work is health financing, we take a health systems approach and also provide support to human resources for health, health information systems, private sector engagement, and research and evaluation. We currently have offices in Washington, DC, Bangladesh, Geneva, and Maputo. We are currently in search of a Finance and Accounting Manager.

    The successful candidate will have a strong accounting foundation and a desire to be part of an exciting and growing team. S/he should have a demonstrated track record of academic excellence and, ideally, have professional or personal experiences relevant to this position. This is an opportunity for the right person who is flexible, creative and customer service oriented to develop strong Accounting skills and gain experience working independently and on global teams across the organization.   


    General Accounting Functions

    • Support and Monitor cash flow management activities for all entities
    • Review and approve accounts payables vouchers weekly in payment processing system. Process accounts payables payments and oversee that confirmations are submitted to vendors by staff accountant or accounts payables specialist.
    • Act as backup for reviewing and approving accounts receivables submissions from program finance team.
    • Oversee, review, and approve the recording of accounting activities (vouchers, journal entries, cash receipts, allocations) in appropriate systems to ensure accurate reporting.
    • Support the management of month end close process for multiple entities including balance sheet account reconciliations, support schedule preparations, revenue recognition review and processing, and monthly expenses review.
    • Produce Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements, including MD&A Statement support to review with Finance Director and Leadership team.
    • Review and approve payroll processing throughout the month for all entities. Review Journal Entries posted by Staff Accountants. Act as backup for payroll processing. Ensure payments are processed on time.

    Financial planning, forecasting, and tracking

    • Prepare a monthly summary report for general and administration expenditures and business development expenditures to review and monitor with the Finance director and Operations Lead.
    • Develop ad hoc financial plans and forecasts for the firm to support operational growth and development.
    • Assist with the creation and administration of the Annual Corporate Budget. Monitor, analyze, and evaluate monthly the financial management of the company against budget and growth objectives. Model probability-adjusted growth projections for the firm based on proposals submitted to funders.
    • Act as a backup to after-award program budget analysis to support Program Finance Manager.

    Manage internal and external financial, accounting and compliance staff

    • Support the management of internal finance and accounting staff including the preparation and oversight of professional development planning.
    • Support the management of relationships with external finance and accounting resources, including outsourced tax, audit, and legal vendors.
    • Liaise with Tax preparer and provide support to the preparation of annual returns.
    • Liaise with Auditor and provide support to the preparation of annual audit reports.

    Policy and procedure development

    • Manage the development and implementation of financial policies, processes, and procedures.
    • Establish and maintain internal financial control procedures.
    • Maintain appropriate financial accounting systems and tools to support the needs of the firm.

    Business Development

    • In consultation with project leads and business development coordinator as appropriate, prepare and review proposal budgets.
    • Provide proposal documentation to support financial statement requests.
    • Provide support documentation for Indirect Rate Submissions.


    • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree / qualification in accounting, business administration or other appropriate discipline preferred.
    • A minimum of 8 years of demonstrated financial and contractual leadership and management of large, complex projects
    • Extensive knowledge of and successful experience with USAID and other donors interested in development
    • Experience with US government FAR regulations (as well as OMB)
    • International Accounting Experience preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to build strategic budget systems and represent the firm’s interests in all budget and contract discussions
    • Native or complete fluency in written English. Fluency in French or Portuguese a plus but not required.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Demonstrated ability to build corporate financial, accounting and legal systems
    • Strong understanding of the interplay between proposal budgets, internal project budgeting, funder deliverables and funder invoicing
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment – international experience required
    • Experience working in a start-up company preferred
    • Experience creating corporate standard operating procedures preferred
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
    • Open to and empowered by critical feedback
    • Occasional travel to project countries is required


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