Regional Finance Manager

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Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 13 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 July 2018

Job Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the primary voice for people who use cooperative businesses to build a better world and a more inclusive economy in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For over 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Regional Finance Manager, based in Washington, DC.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE: The Regional Finance Manager is a key position in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and works in partnership with other NCBA CLUSA departments to monitor and support the financial management of NCBA CLUSA’s overseas field offices and projects. This includes field accounting systems, budgeting monitoring, training and compliance with donor awards.

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides technical support in financial management, administration, procurement standards to field offices in accordance with NCBA CLUSA and funder requirements.
  • Implements the segregation of duties requirements with financial management positions, financial procedures, and procurement.
  • Conducts country/field project reviews to implement more efficient practices in financial management, procurement and operations.
  • Assists field offices in the preparation and monitoring of budgets and preparation of pipeline analyses.
  • Interfaces with staff on sub-award pre-award assessments, sub-award monitoring, and sub-award closeouts.
  • Coordinates and provide support to internal, third party compliance audits and follow-up on corrective actions to strengthen the control environment of a country/project field office.
  • Provides training that is tailored to the specific project requirements on either an individual or group basis. This includes training host country finance and administrative staffs on 2 CFR 200 requirements, and NCBA CLUSA policies and procedures.

  • Conducts proactive ongoing strengthening of internal controls.
  • When necessary, provides senior level financial management support to country or project field offices, at times acting in vacant senior roles until a position is permanently filled.
  • Supports the hiring of financial staff, project start-up, and project close out.
  • Reports to the NCBA CLUSA Vice President of Contracts, Grants and Compliance all problematic issues or conditions that pose a risk for NCBA CLUSA, and which may require higher level review such as an audit or investigation.
  • Works closely with the Senior Budgeting and Financial Monitoring Manager to ensure strong overall awards deliverables management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Development or related field. Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree preferred.
  • Minimum ten years functional management experience is required. Knowledge of accounting, financial analysis, human resources, information technology, and business procedures.
  • Minimum of five years financial management of U.S. Government grants and/or contracts;
  • Minimum of three years working overseas in a development capacity.
  • Working knowledge of the administrative, financial and contractual management of international economic development programs required; and thorough knowledge of applying U.S. Government rules and regulations that govern foreign assistance development financing.
  • Demonstrated experience with word processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); and familiarity with accounting and financial systems.
  • Experience and or interest in providing financial and program training to people in the developing world is highly desirable.
  • Experience managing significant federal procurements, including restricted goods.
  • Experience negotiating awards with donors and or sub-awardees highly desirable.
  • Experience with project financial backstopping and managing to project objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent language skills in English and French.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 50 days per year.

This position requires a positive attitude, attention to details, ability to motivate a team, ability to set priorities, negotiate, problem solve, and a strong interpersonal communications skills.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

N/A

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Excellent ability to read, write and speak English and French.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where complex tasks are necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to write or type, use arms to reach for items and turn head to speak and/or hear others. The employee will frequently walk, reach, stoop, push and pull up to 20 lbs and lift up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level should remain low to moderate during the normal business hours.

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job within an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

RELATIONSHIPS:

This position works closely with and under the direction of the Vice President of Contracts, Grants and Compliance. S/he is expected to work in a positive, professional manner with all staff, members and the general public.

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NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to Misti French or call 202.638.6222.

About the Organization

NCBA CLUSA is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world. By strengthening cooperatives, building resilient communities and providing economic opportunities, NCBA CLUSA, through its international and US programs, works through the cooperatives principles in more than 20 countries. Since 1916, NCBA CLUSA has shared the cooperative advantage, highlighting the impact cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals, families and communities. Through its advocacy program, NCBA CLUSA educations lawmakers and promotes the cooperative business model, working with public and private thought leaders.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to Misti French or call 202.638.6222.

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