Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.
The International Finance (IF) Department plays a key role in supporting financial operations in Mercy Corps’ country programs throughout the world by working collaboratively with country finance staff and providing guidance in grant management, budgeting, accounting and other financial functions in accordance with Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations. The IF Department ensures the timely, complete and accurate reporting of financial information from Mercy Corps’ Country offices and is responsible for ensuring that all financial reporting requirements to donors are met in a timely and accurate way. The IF Department also works closely and collaboratively with the Headquarters (HQ) Regional Program Team members (RPT) in support of country program objectives as well as the HQ Corporate Finance department in support of agency financial functions.
General Position Summary
The Regional Finance Analyst will work closely with the Regional Finance Managers and Senior Analysts to prepare donor reports (including matches) for submission. The Analyst will be responsible to reconcile ARDR and contribution award reconciliations. The Analyst will manage the donor cash flow management and will be the focal point for field office cash management (CFP process). The Analyst will support non-complex program award closeout and support donor and Mercy Corps policy/procedure compliance. The Regional Finance Analyst will recognize opportunities to innovate on current processes and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are shared and welcomed.
AWARD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING
Prepare and submit donor reports.
Assist with the completion of donor online system financial processes (USG PMS and other).
Responsible for donor accounts receivable/deferred revenue and contribution award reconciliations and support to payment management
Focal point for field office cash management (cash flow projection process)
Prepare journal entries related to award-level reclasses or other entries needed from award reconciliations
Support Non-complex program award closeouts
Support country compliance with donor and MC financial policies and procedures.
Reports Directly To: Regional Finance Manager
Works Directly With: Global Finance team, Regional Finance Team, Global Finance Training, Corporate Finance, Mercy Corps Europe Finance staff, Internal Audit, Grants and Compliance, Ethics, Country Finance
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
BA/S or equivalent in accounting or relevant field
2+ years finance management experience
2+ years international accounting experience or non-for-profit accounting experience
Ability to clearly communicate ideas both verbally and in writing
Detail oriented, with proven ability to identify process improvements
Strong Knowledge of rules and regulations governing the compliance /regulatory management of grants from US Government (USAID, BHA, UN) and other agencies preferred
Demonstrated experience and skill with financial reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, financial reporting, accounting systems, and budget development and administration is required
Experience with MS Office and accounting (general ledger) software
English fluency required; additional fluency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic is highly beneficial
The successful Regional Finance Analyst will have a strong understanding of multi-donor finance and accounting in a relief and development setting. They must be a strong communicator with the ability to problem solve, prioritize, delegate and work closely with other departments. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment while maintaining the respect of staff and colleagues will be essential.
The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork, accountability, and effective communication in all situations. Mercy Corps is a highly collaborative and lateral organization that encourages strong self-initiative as well as team spirit. In order to succeed in this environment, the candidate should be highly organized, and innovative. They should demonstrate proud workmanship, good communication and collaboration skills. The successful Regional Finance Analyst will demonstrate a strong understanding and sensitivity towards the diverse cultural, political and religious environments of the places where Mercy Corps works.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
Work in a normal office environment. Travel is not required.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.
Covid-19 Vaccine Policy for US-Based Employees
Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status. This policy is necessary to ensure not only the safety of our workforce, but the ongoing functionality of the organization.
This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.
For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment. Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations. Failure to comply may impact your employment. Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided