Job type full-time
Full job description
The pan american development foundation (padf) believes in creating a hemisphere of opportunity, for allWe work across latin america and the caribbean to make our region stronger—more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generationsFor nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphereWe partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.
The position: finance manager
The purpose of the role is to manage the finance function and lead and set professional financial standards in the hq officeThis role will manage other finance staff and will be responsible for effective financial management including the preparation of financial plans, the preparation of financial reports, managing the financial aspects of donor funded programs supporting and building the financial capacity, and facilitating external, internal and donor auditsThis role may include supporting or managing partner financial capacity, managing the compliance function, managing the administrative functionPadf works with a very diverse donor base, requiring agile and adaptable finance processes while maintaining rigorous complianceReporting to the deputy director of finance and risk, and working closely with headquarters and field staff, the finance manager will play a contributing role in:
Provide strategic support to key financial initiatives including new business concepts.
Develop, review, implement, and administer policies and procedures for accounting and financial management that support equitable treatment of all stakeholders while ensuring adequate internal controls and appropriate regulatory compliance, in conjunction with other finance and operations staff.
Oversee and prepare usaid reports other donor and sub-grant financial reports and invoicing.
Perform financial analysis and management reporting as requested.
Maintain organization’s general ledger to ensure all expenditures are accurately accounted for and financial statements contain accurate information and proper allocation of donor funds.
Budgeting, costing, internal and external reporting, and other support for financial analysis.
Supporting the integration of new technical financial systems.
Providing administrative and compliance support.
Reviewing supporting documentation of procurements and assistance programs.
Participate in recruitment, training, and onboarding of field office finance staff.
Provide support and guidance to new country offices in set up of financial systems and processes.
Respond to finance related inquiries from organization-wide staff.
Other not listed, but assigned by supervisor.
Strategic thinking, analytical skills and sound judgment: able to bring new ideas to the director of accounting and senior director of finance and risk, conduct thorough and systematic analysis of data, and make decisions based on solid rationaleAble to complete and present a great deal of detailed information in a concise and professional manner.
Leadership and communications: excellent ability to lead, collaborate, and communicate (verbally and in writing) with and influence numerous stakeholdersAble to communicate with clarity, completeness and brevity whether that is verbally or in writingAble to liaise with auditors and donors when neededExcellent interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skillsAbility to build and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships across the organization.
Function and project management: ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlinesSkills in managing an accounting department and preparing for external audits as well as reporting.
Staff development: ability to manage, train, develop and mentor staff within this function.
Efficiency – non-profits operate in a context where it is essential to be able to do more with less while keeping high quality standardsThe finance manager must be a master of efficiency, able to use their own time and resources with the most impact, to prioritize and simultaneously handle multiple tasks, and adhere to deadlines.
Energy, sense of urgency, and passion for social impact – innate sense of urgency, the drive and perseverance to see what needs to be done or improved and get it doneAbility to work independently without requiring heavy supervisionInterest for empowering vulnerable communities in latin american and the caribbean and/or nonprofit operations is a plus.
Tech savvy - the candidate will be highly comfortable at leveraging technology to implement finance processes across the hemisphere.
A minimum 8+ years’ work in a leading non-profit organization and bachelor’s, master’s or an mba with a specialization in finance or other relevant degree(s) in finance or related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).
Proficiency in excel and experience with great plains, power bi, sharepoint, unit 4 or other financial and technical systems desired.
Fluency in both english and spanish is requiredFrench and portuguese are a plus.
Knowledge of us generally accepted accounting principles (gaap)
Knowledge of usg regulations over assistance and contracts; including uniform guidelines, 2 cfr 200, far
Experience in preparing annual external audit and 990 report.
This a remote base position, the candidate can work remotely from any location in the us or within the lac regionTravel to dc and within lac may be required.
More about padf
Padf is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the organization of american states (oas) in 1962.
Padf’s core values are “h-e-a-r-t” = honesty, excellence, accountability, respect, and teamwork.
Padf is strong because we are diverseWe actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to applyPadf does not discriminate based on ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal recordWe welcome all kinds of diversityOur employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of cultures, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, and perspectives on the world.
Padf is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted 30+ days ago