Vice President of Finance and Accounting

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 29 May 2019

Job Description

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US-based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries - mainly with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market-driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

The Vice President of Finance and Accounting (VP of F&A) leads the finance, accounting and information systems functions and is responsible for ensuring IESC’s financial integrity and accountability. The VP of F&A serves as the financial advisor/partner to the CEO, the IESC Leadership Team, and the Board of Directors on matters relating to financial status, risk management, and long-term planning. As the individual responsible for ensuring the fiscal health of the organization, the VP of F&A anticipates and quickly identifies financial issues affecting the organization and devises sound solutions to these issues. The VP of F&A will provide management oversight, and ensure quality and continual improvement of day-to-day financial operations and systems, including budgeting, accounting in the home office and field offices, cash management, foreign exchange management, auditing, and financial reporting.

In addition, the VP of F&A will be responsible for the following:

  • Effectively managing finance functions including accounting, budgeting, cash flow, foreign exchange management, payroll and benefits, donor financial reporting, government reporting (990 filing) and audit.
  • Delivering on-time and unqualified annual audits and program specific audits, in coordination with the IESC Board Audit Committee.
  • Evaluating current policies and procedures and field manuals relating to financial management, and make any improvements necessary to increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
  • Leading an organization-wide process to produce an annual operating budget that reflects the organization’s goals and fiscal realities, and continually assessing spending against the budget.
  • Assessing program budgets prepared by senior staff and oversee the preparation of other financial material for proposals to be submitted to USAID and other potential funders.
  • Overseeing the production and analysis of monthly financial reports that are timely, accurate, and understandable for senior management.
  • Preparing financial reports for funders/donors, and the Board and its Finance and Pension Committee.
  • Overseeing the preparation of all reports, schedules, and other documents to support the annual audit, as well as any program specific audits.
  • Ensuring IT systems are meeting IESC’s needs.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensuring an internal control environment to detect and prevent fraud and to protect organizational resources and assets.
  • Ensuring that the organization is in financial compliance with USAID and other donor rules and regulations.
  • Identifying risks and address minimizing those risks through sound financial management.
  • Ensuring the organization is protected with appropriate insurance policies and risk management procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP and all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws related to finance and accounting.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will bring at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in non-profit accounting and financial operations. In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

ability to manage a team of experienced professionals.

  • experience working in a complex, high-performing non-profit.
  • experience with USAID rules and regulations, and/or rules and regulations of other US government agencies, as well as experience in developing countries (preferred).
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint (preferred).

About the Organization

IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US-based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries - mainly with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market-driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

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