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Senior Financial Analyst
at The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

Location: Rockville, MD

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. At USP, we uphold the belief that Equity equals Excellence, and this principle is reflected in our core value of Passion for Quality, which guides the work of over 1,100 dedicated professionals across five global locations. Our mission is to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.


Job Overview

The Senior Financial Analyst plays a pivotal role within the Global Finance team, responsible for managing the finances of donor-funded projects, providing essential analysis, and delivering comprehensive financial reports. This role is integral to the success of the Global Health & Manufacturing Services (GHMS) division, with a specific focus on supporting the donor-funded project team in areas such as project budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis. Reporting to the Manager, Finance and Accounting, with functional reporting to Global Health Programs, this position ensures the accuracy of both internal and external financial reporting and invoicing. The ideal candidate excels in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, embraces challenges, learns quickly, and thrives under tight deadlines.


How You Will Make an Impact at USP


  • Develop Analytical Tools: Collaborate with the Finance Manager and project leadership to create and refine analytical and budget tools and templates. These tools will support project financial management, resource allocation, and programmatic reporting.

  • Challenge Current Processes: Utilize advanced analytical skills to review data, reports, and processes for accuracy. Identify areas for improvement and propose enhancements.

  • Prepare Financial Reports: Generate financial reports, including VAT reports, invoices, and pipeline reports for assigned projects.

  • Financial Analysis: Conduct regular and ad hoc financial analysis for assigned projects, responding to requests from project leadership and managers.

  • Expense Coding: Collaborate with other Global Finance staff to address expense coding issues promptly and ensure the accuracy of project financial reports.

  • Support Project Operations: Provide ad hoc financial support to the project team, including internal control testing, external audit preparations, market research and analysis for local per diem rates, and managing donor-specific reporting requirements.

  • Training and Resource Development: Offer training to project staff on budget vs. actual reports and templates. Create job aids and resources to assist project staff in effectively managing their project budgets.

  • Field Office Monitoring: Monitor and analyze field office accounts to assess the allowability of costs and adherence to budgets.

  • Liaison Role: Serve as a crucial liaison between the corporate accounting team and the Global Health & Manufacturing Service division in Rockville, as well as overseas field offices, regarding financial planning, reporting, and analysis.

  • Budget Contribution: Provide budget information for assigned projects to the Finance Manager, supporting the preparation of the GHMS corporate budget and projections.

  • Compliance: Ensure that all project finances adhere to USP's Accounting policies and procedures.

  • Other Duties: Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned.

What We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission and a commitment to excellence, equity and inclusivity. They will rapidly build credibility with stakeholders and posess the following competencies and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, or equivalent practical experience.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in U.S government/donor award financial reporting, planning, and analysis.

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Proficiency in MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and Access.

  • Experience with accounting for USG-funded awards, with a preference for USAID experience.

  • Technical expertise with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports, and financial management tools.

  • Familiarity with general ledger systems is a plus.

  • Comprehensive understanding of financial statements.

  • Knowledge of Financial Planning processes and their integration with other organizational areas.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical abilities with great attention to detail.

  • Results-driven with a history of successful outcomes.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels.

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.

  • Initiative-taking and follow-through on projects.

  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment with shifting deadlines.

  • Exceptional customer service orientation with a focus on the end-user.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.


How to Apply:  Please send your cover letter and resume to with the subject title “USP Sr Financial Analyst”

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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