Finance Manager At University of Maryland

Finance Manager 

Company Description

Since the 1970’s, the University of Maryland, Baltimore has been engaged in critical global health initiatives around the world. In September 2009, the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) was formed as a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to help support the implementation of UMB international programs. UMB, through MGIC, currently has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. MGIC’s administrative operations support the research and clinical programs of the

MGIC supports the Government of Mozambique in expanding HIV service capacity and surveillance through a host of initiatives funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Job Description


The Finance Manager will have overall responsibility for coordination of the finance and administrative activities of the MGIC Mozambique programs.

S/he will be responsible for administration and adherence to both MGIC/UMB and local country rules and regulations. S/he will manage a team of finance staff and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all financial processes for the country office.

Related Jobs


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight of in-country financial and administrative functions ensuring compliance with the award terms for all funding.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) and the Project Director to support budget development, plan for expenses and to track expenditures against annual work plans and ensuring resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted and managed to achieve activity deliverables.
  • Oversee financial and administrative processes, including budgeting for new bids, preparing budget redirection/alignments, financial transactions, financial reporting, inventory management.
  • Develop, in coordination with the DFA, financial administrative management systems and processes required to maintain project implementation, and guarantee that these processes comply with UMB and CDC policies and regulations and local laws.
  • Work with the DFA and the Project Director to ensure transparent and efficient functioning of administrative and financial processes and systems and maintain adequate internal controls.
  • Ensure that all donor financial management and reporting requirements are met, providing a clear, concise and timely overview of the financial status of the award.
  • Liaise with other key technical personnel and local staff to ensure smooth financial processes are upheld.
  • Effectively manage and supervise finance personnel, ensuring effective and efficient financial processes and outputs.
  • Manage and supervise monitoring and tracking systems for the budget. Advise the DFA and Project Director on financial status and budgetary decisions.
  • Offer treasury management and maintain stewardship and fiduciary responsibility of financial resources ensuring sufficient cash resources are available in-country to meet project obligations.
  • Ensure the preparation of complete and accurate monthly and ad hoc financial reports and submission of financial information to MGIC within the stated deadlines.
  • Oversee other general accounting functions including accounts payables and payroll, banking, accounts receivables, payable, audit planning and submission of Tax and VAT returns.



  • Degree in Accounting and/or Finance is required, Masters’ Degree in Business Administration or Accounting/Finance, from a recognized university or equivalent is preferred.
  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, etc.) or those studying towards completion of professional accounting qualification will have an added advantage.


  • Fluent in Portuguese, verbal and written, is required.
  • Excellent command of English language, verbal and written, is required.


  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in financial management of U.S. assistance programs in Mozambique.
  • Demonstrated experience in U.S. government cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting and working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditure.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing sub-grants including risk assessment and working with host government entities as grantees.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent record of accurate and on-time reporting to donor agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with national and sub-national government officials and institutions and donor organizations.
  • Exceptional computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, and substantial experience using commercially available accounting software programs such as QuickBooks and ERP platform.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and eager to work in a fast-paced multicultural organization.

How to apply

Apply here


Related Jobs

ArabicChinese (Simplified)DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseRussianSpanish