Interim Chief Financial Officer

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 15 July 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

Role & Responsibilities

The interim CFO is responsible for ensuring strong financial controls and compliance with government contracts. The CFO is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial cycle including, but not limited to, performing financial and budget analysis, developing financial forecasts, and preparing financial reports for senior leadership and the Board of Directors. In partnership with the CEO, the CFO will work collaboratively with the President, senior management team, and the Board of Directors to deliver on CA-USA’s mission and objectives. The CFO must be a capable administrator and problem solver, financial acumen, and excellent organizational skills.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with Controller to ensure proper books of accounts, compliance with US accounting regulations, US Federal Procurement, and generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Ensure the adequacy of financial controls, timely financial reporting, accurate monthly management reports, budgets, forecasts, and other ad hoc reports as required;
  • Provide professional financial analysis of international development projects;
  • In conjunction with the President and Directors, prepare the annual budget and quarterly forecasts;
  • Analyze and report on budgeted project P&L and Cash Flow;
  • Calculate and monitor indirect cost rate and prepare related schedules for annual incurred cost submission as required;
  • Work in conjunction with Controller to ensure accounting records are maintained professionally, and in such a manner to facilitate ease of internal and external audits;
  • Advise the President on financial planning, budgeting, and cash flow;
  • Serve as the financial management liaison; effectively communicate and present financial matters at select meetings; and
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.


  • Master’s degree in business management, accounting, finance, or related field;
  • 15 years of relevant work experience in progressively responsible financial services preferably within a U.S. government contracting environment;
  • Experience providing financial management for USAID projects highly preferred;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and USAID contracting guidelines;
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of prudence and diplomacy;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; and
  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.

About the Organization

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) located in our Washington, D.C. office.

Our Business

Crown Agents is an international development company employing over 600 personnel worldwide with a presence in more than 40 countries, subsidiaries in 11 countries, and permanent staff working on the ground in 22 corporate offices in Africa, Asia Latin America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Crown Agents Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in procurement, logistics, health systems strengthening, customs and trade facilitation and public financial management.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Department of State (DOS), and the Gates Foundation.

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