Chief International Operations, Finance & Compliance Officer

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 May 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • Closing on 25 July 2020
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Job Description

At Feed the Children we know the value of outstanding people. More importantly we want to find the right individuals to join our team. We pride ourselves on providing our employees with an environment conducive for productive, rewarding, long-term employment.

Already one of our country’s most recognizable brands, Feed the Children is being rebuilt from the ground up. We are accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise giving Alliance. By banding together to defeat hunger, Feed the Children will one day create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

We are currently in search of a Chief International Operations, Finance & Compliance Officer to join our team! The Chief International Operations, Finance & Compliance Officer is a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to the President/CEO, that provides strategic leadership and direction in the areas of country operations, international financial management, international programmatic oversight and review, international grants compliance (US Government and other donor/s), and the overall monitoring and evaluation of country offices. This position entails high-level responsibility for ensuring that Feed the Children’s international offices comply with the organization’s policies and procedures, U.S. federal grant compliance, donor requirements, local country laws and regulations, and other applicable legal and regulatory guidelines.

The Chief International Operations, Finance & Compliance Officer is responsible to support Feed the Children’s global operations with operational oversight, sound financial management, programmatic leadership and direction, compliance review, and monitoring of statutory audits and requirements of overseas offices. This position also will collaborate closely with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to ensure the overall effectiveness of the international operations, financial reputation, and governance and to further ensure that the international financial operations are in compliance with Feed the Children’s corporate financial policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required; Master’s degree in Accounting or MBA preferred.


10+ years of either international financial oversight, accounting and/or federal grant compliance experience required.

5+ years of experience managing international NGO’s including 5+ years of experience managing compliance with USAID federal awards required.

5+ years of proven overseas field office monitoring experience preferred, including a solid working knowledge of internal controls, financial management, international operations and international program monitoring.

Familiar with and ability to apply GAAP, IFRS, and the COSO internal control framework essential.

Technical competency in development areas (Education, Livelihoods, Child Development, Hunger Alleviation, Health, etc.) preferred.

Bi-lingual language proficiency (English/Spanish) – both written and oral communications preferred. Language proficiency in other international languages (e.g., French, Swahili, Haitian Creole, Tagalog) a plus.

Ability to work flexible work schedule, including international travel, which is required.

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), International Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Internal Auditor preferred.

Current US passport required.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide strategic direction to the management team on compliance requirements (US Government, other donors and statutory).

Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the financial, programmatic, administrative and reporting functions related to grants management by country.

Prepare and present clear and concise compliance reports to the President/CEO.

Independently investigate and act on matters related to compliance.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of the regulatory environment in each country in which Feed the Children operates.

Advise on legal and regulatory issues impacting Feed the Children’s international operations and advise on potential impacts of ongoing policy development.

Establish and oversee all policies, procedures, and systems to ensure sound operations and financial management of country offices, compliance with donor requirements and accountability in support of successful grants management and donor/funder compliance.

Financial and operational compliance oversight of country offices and partners to ensure adherence with Feed the Children’s policy and procedures, compliance with local statutory and any sponsor/donor requirements.

Serve as a technical resource to the organization including international field offices, in interpreting and executing applicable regulations, providing guidance, education, training and technical support related to compliance with federal grant requirements.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of internal controls, developing and implementing effective systems of internal controls to ensure continued compliance with grant requirements.

Ensure timely close of country offices financials on a monthly basis and coordinate with CFO on any pending issues.

Coordinate the review of country office internal controls and report on any non-compliance observations.

Coordinate country office reviews of transactions ensuring adequate segregation of duties.

Responsible for coordinating with country offices to ensure audit plan and audit schedules are in accordance with statutory requirements.

Oversee resolution of audit findings and recommendations that relate to the country offices.

Oversee and ensure corporate international department and country office budgets operate within established targets/goals throughout the fiscal year.

Undertake periodic visits to country offices to analyze operations and procedures and assess adherence to organizational standards and grants compliance.

Collaborate closely with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to ensure the overall effectiveness of the international operations, financial reputation and governance and ensure that the international financial operations are in compliance with Feed the Children’s corporate financial policies and procedures.

Present dashboards of key indicators and trends to senior management.

Review grant reports required for donors.

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Maintain regular attendance and punctuality which are critical in order to complete the day to day tasks of this position.

Model the type and level of behavior, professionalism and personal leadership that is in accordance with the values of the organization.

Perform other related duties as required.

Travel: The domestic and international travel requirements for this position are estimated to be 30% of the work time during peak times.

Feed the Children is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, pregnancy, military and/or veterans’ status, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state, federal, or local law. Feed the Children welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will make every effort to reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons.

About the Organization

At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in 10 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.

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