Director of Finance

Durham, North Carolina, United States | Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 11 November 2018
Posted on 12 October 2018

Job Description

Job Summary:

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Director of Finance for an anticipated USAID-funded PEPFAR activity which will build on current investments made by USAID on HIV prevention, care and treatment focusing specifically on pregnant women, children and adolescents. This project will accelerate the ability of governments and organizations working with these target populations to plan and implement services that help with these efforts

The Director of Finance will be responsible for administrative and financial leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. The Director of Finance will manage the administrative and financial infrastructure of the program and ensure compliance with donor requirements. The position will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Accountabilities (Responsibilities):

The Director of Finance will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to finance and contracts aspects of the project, including general financial management processes, subaward management;
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, subaward and operations aspects of project;
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, and award requirements;
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets;
  • Manage project procurement processes;
  • Advise senior leadership regularly on financial and agreement-related matters;
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting;
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID;
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management;
  • Supervise other project-based finance, procurement, and contract & grants staff.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
Problem Solving & Impact:
  • Decisions and actions have a direct impact on the outcomes of own department and possibly the entire organization.
  • Problems encountered are often complex, broad in scope, and implications are often unprecedented with no clear resolution.
  • Must be able to provide accurate, expert level advice to reach outcomes that will enable achievement of overall department and organization goals.
Supervision Given / Received:
  • Leads by “managing managers” or other direct reports in the functional area. Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the functional unit.
  • Typically reports to a Vice President, Senior Vice President or Executive staff member.
Education:
  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required; or a Bachelor’s accounting degree with 12 years’ experience;
Experience:
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects;
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a developing country;
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required; USAID cooperative agreement experience strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets of $50 million dollars or larger;
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets;
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of community-based organizations and implementing partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with NGO partners, community-based organizations and international donor agencies;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of financial management expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • is required.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
  • Preferred Education and/or Experience - experience working in a Non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred. Experience working with a global, international organization preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred.
Travel Requirements:
  • 10-25%
Typical Physical Demands:
  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
  • Personal computer, PC software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copy machine, cell phones, PDAs and other computing devices.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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