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Dept. / Bus. Group External Relations and Partnerships
Business Unit DCF - Multilaterals
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 07/04/2019
Purpose of Job
Positioned within the multilateral team of the Donor Co-Financing department (DCF), the Finance Analyst ensures efficient financial resource management and the effective delivery of financial services with a focus on the Bank's climate donors, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and other multilateral donors, such as the European Union (EU).
The Analyst analyses financial information, interprets the financial rules and regulations of EBRD's donors, and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The Finance Analyst will manage and account for donor funds, provide financial advice, as well as coordinate and prepare periodic and annual financial reports.
The role interacts with different departments within EBRD who access and manage multilateral and climate/environment-focused donor funds to coordinate the receipt, expenditure and analysis of financial information. Responsible for the accurate maintenance of financial records for donor funds, the incumbent implements EBRD's accounting practices and ensures full compliance with donor agreements, policies and procedures.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Managing donor funds, including tracking contributions received, committed, and disbursed; earmarking funds for use; processing disbursement of donor funds; managing fund budgets; issuing payment requests; setting up funds in EBRD's IT system, undertaking fund termination activities, etc.
Reviewing cash positions across the portfolio to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements, identifying and recording income receipts, recording contributions, and preparing monthly cash flow forecasts.
Managing, planning and allocating the use of climate donor management fees, analysing, monitoring and anticipating fee inflow and outflow, processing recharges, and preparing fee reports to climate donors.
Mapping financial business processes with a view to improve internal standard operating procedures for financial management and elaborate proposals for effective planning and management of financial resources.
Continuously analysing the financial situation and delivery of ongoing programmes, monitoring budget preparations and modifications, and preparing reports containing analysis of the financial situation.
Implementing effective internal financial control, including reviewing transactions booked and posted to the accounting systems for accuracy and appropriateness.
Ensuring that cost-sharing contributions are properly recorded on a timely basis;
Managing and analysing financial data and providing technical briefings and visuals for presentations and documents.
Interpreting and ensuring compliance with donor agreements, policies and procedures and supporting teams in implementing these.
Maintaining accounting and reporting systems, files and other records required for the Bank and Donor Funds to ensure accurate and timely information.
Preparing financial reports to donors, ensuring reporting deadlines are met and that reports are of the appropriate quality.
Providing advice to EBRD colleagues relating to relevant financial products or transactions.
The responsibilities of the Analyst are designed to allow the incumbent to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Qualifications and Skills:
Master's degree (or equivalent university degree) in finance, business administration, accounting or a related subject.
Experience in providing financial and funds management services and accounting, including financial management systems, such as SAP, preferably in an international organisation.
Experience in analysing and interpreting financial information, conducting financial analysis, presenting data in a meaningful manner and undertaking financial reporting;
Experience in managing budgets, contributions and investments, and transactions plus verifying accounts and records for audit purposes;
Some understanding of global developmental assistance, particularly from climate donors, such as the GCF, GEF, and CIF and other multilateral donors, including the EU.
Strong quantitative/numerical and analytical skills
Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, regulations, and policies and ability to apply to practical situations;
Computer literacy and in-depth experience in Excel and financial analysis and modelling software.
Fluent written and oral communication skills in English
Good communication and problem-solving skills.
Strong process management skills, including ability to work across departments.
Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.
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