Emory University Senior Financial Analyst in atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Coordinates major financial reporting and budgeting activities. Ensures compliance with regulations and reporting requirements. Coordinates the correction of account balances, resolves funding issues and maintains proper accounting controls and procedures. Makes recommendations to management related to long-range financial and cash flow analyses. Prepares and analyzes statistical and financial reports, financial statements and supporting schedules. May assist in preparing, developing and monitoring department/organizational budgets. May maintain grant agreements, policies and guidelines; coordinate grant reporting requirements; review grant funding source compliance; and negotiate grant funding with awarding agencies. May perform indirect cost analysis. May hire, train, and supervise a small staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field and six years of financial analyst or accounting experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Additional Details

The CHAMPS finance lead will coordinate major financial reporting, budgeting, contracting and forecasting activities; ensure compliance in the Program Office, with subawardees, and at sites; and manage all financial forecasting, monitoring and reporting for a major, multi-site international program. Additional activities will include financial review, procurement, and co-funding.


Emory Global Health Institute, Atlanta Georgia, USA

Reports to:

Direct – Director, Program Office Operations, CHAMPS Network


Emory University job class: Financial Analyst, Senior

Internal CHAMPS title: Assistant Director, Finance and Analysis

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

The CHAMPS Assistant Director for Finance and Analysis will lead or assist in the following major activities:

  1. Financial reporting

  2. Monitor and evaluate requirements for financial reporting (to sponsor, Emory)

  3. Monitor and improve processes for financial reporting

  4. Monitor and update tools for financial reporting and test

  5. Map requirements to sub-contractor reporting process; ensure that sub-contractor reports meet Emory and sponsor requirements

  6. Implement and monitor financial reporting, ensuring all levels of relevant deadlines are met

  7. Develop training on tools and processes for sites

  8. Update reports for sponsors and others as needed

  9. Contracting and invoicing

  10. Ensure site compliance with fiscal aspects of subcontracts

  11. Provide technical assistance regarding finance as needed to 7 sites

  12. Ensure timely invoicing and payment for sub awardees

  13. Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure contractors are continuing to deliver on the terms of the contract

  14. Financial review

  15. Monitor the process of financial review of sites (for sponsor, Emory) and improve or update as needed

  16. Continuously improve the process for financial review Program Office internal controls

  17. Develop audit processes and timelines and vet; implement and monitor

  18. Conduct financial reviews and/or provide audit support as needed on an ongoing basis

  19. Procurement

  20. Develop recommendations for procurement in sites versus program office

  21. Continually monitor

  22. Implement procurement processes and monitor

  23. Budget management and forecasting

  24. Assist Director with budget management with donor

  25. Update budget checklists for site RFP process and review submissions

  26. Update budget management / identify what conditions will lead to a ‘flag’ and vet; implement and monitor

  27. Manage, monitor and forecast Program Office, sub-contractor, and site budgets in a variety of scenarios on a regular basis

  28. Provide regular updates on above to Emory, PI(s), Director(s), partners and sites

  29. Site support

  30. Provide financial technical assistance to 7 sites

  31. Identify opportunities for ongoing financial management training and create and deliver trainings as necessary

  32. Co-funding

  33. Assist in development of co-funding resource planning

  34. Assist with co-funding plan implementation and separation of funds monitoring

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with complex grant management and analysis; proficiency in PeopleSoft Financials and Business Intelligence tools; expertise in financial forecasting; contracting skills. Master’s degree preferred.


The CHAMPS Network initiative’s goal - to provide accurate, timely and reliable data for decision-making on the causes of death for children under age 5 - will provide the answers needed to support the goal of significantly reducing child deaths in lower-resource countries. The overall CHAMPS Network program when fully realized has the goal of bringing to the world the knowledge needed to dramatically reduce early childhood death and disability, including the factors that may underlie the progression from severe illness to death (malnutrition, electrolyte imbalance, poor access to health care and others).

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Job Number 27052

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Global Health Institute

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

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