Jaisamma Francis

Grants manager at Institute for War & Peace Reporting

Location
Baltimore, Maryland Area
Industry
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Jaisamma Francis's Overview

Past
  • Grants Manager at Institute for War & Peace Reporting
  • International Finance Officer at Institute for War & Peace Reporting
  • Financial Administrator at Catholic Relief Services
  • Corporate Grants & Budget manager at World Relief
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Jaisamma Francis' Experience

Grants Manager

Institute for War & Peace Reporting

September 2010September 2011 (1 year 1 month) 729 15th Stttt. nw, Washington DC 20005

Assure an appropriate review process is in place and utilized for all grants, public or private.
• Assure that the Staff have capacity to handle grants in all programmatic and
compliance aspects.
• Ensure that the Grant Accountant is able to handle program and financial
compliance through desk reviews and field visits as needed.
Prepare monthly grant revenue and spending reports (Budget to Actual) for the senior management.
Prepare quarterly SF 425and other necessary reporting in support of government and other donor requirements as required.
Works with operations and finance departments to clear any findings before A-133 audit is finalized.
Review and approve all budgets prior to proposal submission.
Ensure that monthly Draw down takes place in a timely manner.
Assist with the preparation of the annual operating budget
Designed the chart of accounts and payroll allocation template for the new accounting software and managed the conversion from Peach Tree to Sage MIP fund accounting.
Responsible for monthly indirect cost calculation, revenue recognition and Balance sheet reconciliation.

International Finance Officer

Institute for War & Peace Reporting

October 2008August 2010 (1 year 11 months)

Prepared monthly financial analysis for international programs and monitors cash
flow in the field offices.
Worked in close contact with overseas finance teams to assure accuracy, and completeness of the field reports.
Trained the field staff regarding the financial and compliance aspects of grants.
Developed field financial reporting policies and procedures for intentional field offices.
Visited the field offices and coach the field financial staff with the basic accounting skills.
Prepared quarterly financial and cash transaction reporting.
Responsible for A-133 audit

Financial Administrator

Catholic Relief Services

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2005August 2008 (3 years) Baltimore, Maryland

Responsible for day-to-day administrative management of Technical Unit’s publicly funded awards from USAID.
Provided support to Grant Managers in drafting budget proposals, budget amendments, creating guidelines and systems to Helped to identify financial problems within current controls, policies, and procedures that impact efficiency and effectiveness and recommend and
implement systems for improved management of financial resources.

Corporate Grants & Budget manager

World Relief

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20052008 (3 years)

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