Job Description:

Role Summary

Reporting to the Senior Specialist Corporate Budgeting and Forecasting, the Associate Specialist, Corporate Budgeting & Forecasting supports the rolls out of the Secretariat Operating Expenditures (OPEX), Strategic Initiatives (SI) and Grant allocation budgeting and forecasting processes as per the Global Fund annual financial planning.

They have a client facing role for divisions/teams by supporting the timely development of their annual OPEX and quarterly reforecasts, analyzing and reporting on the actual performances and providing timely and accurate reports on variance analysis and trends to enable better measurement and monitoring of organizational performance against strategic objectives.

They assist the heads of department/ budget holders for the divisions/department they cover in effectively and efficiently managing their budgets and expenditure including challenging budgeting and forecasting assumptions with the view to ensure value for money, fund efficiency and improve forecasting accuracy, identifying cost trends, variances and slippage risk using historical track record and then proposing adjustment to Finance management.

They support the Specialist, Corporate Budgeting & Forecasting with the consolidation of the OPEX, SI and Grant budget and reforecasts focusing on Hyperion Planning data initialization, managing extracts and performing initial checks and verifications  They coordinate the monthly accruals process with the accounting team for the divisions/departments they cover working with budget holders or focal points.

They ensure compliance of budgeting and forecasting assumptions with accounting guidelines in terms of asset capitalization for OPEX.

They will have a good understanding of Financial Controlling. They will have basic skills in stakeholder management to ensure timely delivery of quality budgets and reforecasts for divisions/departments she supports while maintaining high level scrutiny and compliance with existing financial policies and guidelines.

They will provide support for SI budgeting, forecasting and consolidation in line with business needs.

Application deadline: 14/11/2021

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