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Deputy VP, Finance

Finance · Washington , District of Columbia
Department Finance
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Summary: 

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community. Within two years, WfWI graduates report an average five-fold increase in personal earnings.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has served more than 500,000 women in 8 conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Purpose:

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Deputy VP, Finance is responsible for all financial operations of the organization, which include accounting operations, country office and fundraising office finance operations and financial planning, reporting and analysis.  This person is ultimately responsible for the systems which support financial management and development of policies and procedures. Key functions overseen by this position include the audit of the consolidated financial statements, tax reporting, budget preparation, and internal and external financial reporting.  While this position manages a team, incumbent will be responsible for original financial analysis and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

  • Managing US based financial operations, while supporting and guiding non-US financial operations
  • Maintaining and understanding the different requirements for board level cash management requirements and operating cash requirements – and guiding the organization in decisions that must be made as results are known.
  • Understanding and communicating the underlying business activities that are reflected in financial reports and translating those reports into meaningful analysis for staff and the Board.
  • Understanding and communicating the mix of funding received and developing strategies for the maximization of the use of that funding to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Working with the Accounting team, oversee the preparation and audit of annual financial statements and tax returns on a consolidated basis.

Financial Analysis and Reporting:

  • Leading a deep analysis process (both recurring and ad hoc) that links business activities to financial results to explain variances, to support financial projections and to support strategic decisions.
  • Managing the board reporting process to ensure timeliness, accuracy, completeness, high quality and usefulness of the information included.
  • Managing internal country office, program and budget holder reporting to ensure business needs of users are met.
  • Working with the Management Reporting, Planning and Analysis team, developing budget and forecast projections that align with business activities, are credible and support each level of detail needed by users.
  • Engaging proactively with the program, fundraising and country office teams to assist in the development of proposals that meet the needs of the funder, while also support the needs of WFWI

Systems:

  • Responsible for ensuring that accounting and planning systems are appropriately aligned, that system capabilities owned are maximized, and that these systems appropriately and efficiently support the needs of day-to-day users, the FP&A team and budget holders.
  • Leading the implementation of a financial systems environment that supports planning, reporting, analysis and operational needs.

Leadership:

  • Direct a team of financial resources globally to ensure policies and practices are aligned and that all voices are heard and considered.
  • Provide coaching and other support to team members to maximize job satisfaction as well as professional development.
  • Support Country Directors in their finance-related needs.
  • Support GPU in the management of grants and grant funds.
  • Support all budget holders to ensure financial information is valid, available and useful.
  • Lead and/or perform special projects as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in finance or accounting field.  US CPA designation a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years in a senior financial position at an international NGO, overseeing all finance components.
  • Minimum 15 years financial experience, with 5 years as a manager
  • Experience in non-NGO financial management, particularly in the analysis of financial information and linking that to business operations.
  • Experience in a multi-company environment and strong capabilities with related accounting and finance issues.
  • Experience in a national or large regional accounting/auditing firm a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop executive and board level financial information for highly experienced users.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage restricted and unrestricted funding in a multi-entity program and project environment.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently or as part of a team.

Physical demands:

  • May require bending, lifting, standing, sitting, computer work, etc.
  • Travel of 20% may be required.

Application Instructions:

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through our career page here: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Location
    Washington , District of Columbia
  • Department
    Finance
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor