Coordinator, Finance

Lexington, KY, USA
negotiable Expires in 5 days



The Coordinator, US Programs and Advocacy (USPA) Finance will provide financial support for Save the Children’s Rural Education Programs, a division within the agency charged with implementing high quality programs and policy work focused on early childhood education, school age programs, and emergency preparedness. Rural Education delivers programs to over 150 sub-grantees funded by numerous grants, contracts, and private contributions. The Coordinator is responsible for budget holder support, award management, sub-award management, budgeting, financial analysis, accounting, and expense allocation guidance, and will report to the Director, Finance and Operations, USPA.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • May exercise independent judgment and discretion on operational matters related to specific tasks. Requires supervision to review work progress and results. There are general policies and procedures covering routine tasks.. Requires supervision to review work progress and results. There are general policies and procedures covering routine tasks.
  • Objectives and milestones are determined jointly by employee and supervisor and implemented with management support
  • Functional based policy and practices exist. Incumbent is provided with the “what”, but is most likely to determine the “how”
  • Provide information to their Manager or to other Senior Managers so that they can make accurate decisions
  • Build effective relationships with peers and managers. Relates well to all kinds of


Financial Reporting and Analysis (40%)

  • Prepare financial analysis files by extracting data from the general ledger
  • Conduct monthly general ledger analysis for coding accuracy
  • Provide coding allocations for national invoices
  • Initiate coding re-class transactions in the general ledge

Award Management (30%)

  • Assist with donor budget proposals
  • Monitor grant spend to ensure fair cost allocation and expense projections
  • Provide financial data to Award Managers

Sub-award Management (30%)

  • Prepare comprehensive sub-award analysis, including spending trends
  • Prepare annual sub-grant agreements
  • Reconcile sub-award advance and expense accounts
  • Create sub-grant analysis codes in Agresso, our accounting system
  • Ensure accurate and complete sub-grant files

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in area of expertise
  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • Learned knowledge and technical skills to support semi-complex tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with Microsoft Excel and demonstrated ability to apply creative ideas for data compilations
  • A creative self-starter who has the ability to support multiple stakeholders by providing sound financial data and guidance
  • Ability to work with staff at various levels and to demonstrate the importance of upholding financial policies and procedures
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure, and capably handle/juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.


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About Save the Children


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.


Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.


We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.