Finance Manager

Job Overview

The Finance Manager provides overall management and support for budget development, budget performance monitoring, new proposal costing and make recommendations to the Center leadership to improve cost efficiency in the management of all center programs. They also serve as the advisor for budget and cost management across all programs and ensures that proven cost management principles are applied in the implementation of field programs.

They support center leadership in all phases of developing and maintaining program operating budgets, day-to-day financial planning activities, and program financial reporting and processes; and oversee effectiveness of field program cost performance systems. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supporting the COO to develop and implement framework for program performance that ensures financial accountability for results by HQ and field leadership and management teams.
  • Supporting performance review processes within the field offices and providing technical guidance for program staff to implement initiatives that will improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of field programs.
  • Carrying out routine financial expenditure analysis of all budgets and making specific recommendations to on cost cutting measures to improve efficiency and increase value for money for sponsors.
  • Developing tools and templates to guide budget development and monitoring; and training all program management staff in the application of these tools.
  • Preparing cost proposals for new programs that align and translate technical propositions into quantified resource requirements that are feasible and value-adding.
  • Analyzing and evaluating relationships between major operating program changes and the financial state of the center; acting to ensure adequate funds for program coverage; and analyzing, evaluating, recommending, and revising annual and program specific budgets.
  • Overseeing budget operations, including both budget formulation and execution; reviewing and formulating guidance for use in developing an integrated budget; ensuring review of a variety of historical data and comparison to current spending information and trends for a consolidated estimate covering the complex and diverse programs administered; and utilizing the budget system as an evaluation tool in measuring program performance and effectiveness.
  • Consolidating and validating input from individual program budgets for the presentation of the budget; overseeing the compilation of budget presentation information and materials; and planning and coordinating the presentation of annual and long-range budgets for the substantive and supporting programs administered by center.
  • Preparing program financial reports to the donor, the university and center leadership.

Work Interactions

Reporting to CGHPI’s COO, the Finance Manager also engages regularly with the Center’s Director of Finance and Business Operations. Business interactions also include those with Principal Investigators, Program Implementation Team, Administration and Operations Support Teams, Central University Financial Services, and Pre and Post Award Management Teams.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 to 7 years of experience managing a portfolio of complex program portfolio [note: an equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered]
  • Experience working with federally funded programs
  • Excellent writing, communication and costing/budget development and management skills, as reflected in specific cost proposals developed
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations
  • Proficiency in project management solutions and budget analysis software tools

Preferred qualifications

  • MBA and accounting certification
  • Experience and competence in project cost monitoring and evaluation

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation (new window).

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions. Apply at the following link: 

Finance Manager

For additional information, contact Ms. Lowrey Redmond, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, at (new window).