With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa is the
largest Africa-based healthcare nonprofit, serving millions of
people every year across 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Over
more than 60 years, Amref Health Africa has been strengthening
health systems and training African health workers to respond to
the continent’s most critical health challenges. Our priorities
include infectious and non-communicable diseases; maternal,
newborn, and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; women’s
and girls’ empowerment; youth empowerment and advocacy; and
surgical, diagnostic, and clinical outreach. Our approach is
community-based and makes the people we reach partners, rather than
just beneficiaries. Amref Health Africa prides itself on creating
African solutions to African problems with African
expertise. Most recently, we have been a continental leader on
the COVID-19 response in Africa, working closely with the Africa
CDC and Ministries of Health, and advocating for greater COVID-19
vaccine equity. More information about our work can be found at
Amref Health Africa has seven country offices across the African
continent, as well as fundraising and communications offices across
Europe and North America and an overall budget upwards of $150
million. Ninety-seven percent of our global staff are African,
including our global leadership, and we consider our diversity of
experiences and perspectives to be a distinguished strength. Amref
Health Africa in the USA is the US office of Amref Health Africa.
Its primary responsibilities are to raise awareness and funds to
support Amref Health Africa's work. We currently have a staff of
eight and an annual budget of more than $24 million.
As a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Director,
Finance will report to the Chief Executive Officer and assume a
strategic role in the overall financial management of the
organization. The Director, Finance will have primary day-to-day
responsibility for financial planning, implementing, and managing,
and all financial-related activities of the organization. This will
include direct responsibility for accounting, audit, finance,
banking relationships. The Director, Finance is responsible for
- Supervise all accounting, banking, and IT systems in a small
but growing organization, with an operating budget of $11 million
and 8 employees: and a grants budget of $9 million. The Director of
Finance will report to the Chief Executive Officer.
- Ensure that both the accounting system (Fund EZ) and all
supporting records are kept in a thorough, accurate, accessible,
and legally compliable manner.
- Ensure that Raiser's Edge, FEZ and intercompany accounts are
- Prepare annual budgets and monthly financial reports for Amref
Health Africa's SMT and Board of Directors.
- Work with the organization's accounting firm to ensure that it
has all the information it needs to conduct an annual audit and
prepare financial statements and tax returns.
- Maintain and update accounting and data entry policies and
- Prepare final reports and ensure that grants are properly
closed out by donor agencies. Amref USA currently has one US
government grant and eight private grants.
- Review and prepare project budgets for submission to private
funders and US government.
- Provide financial information needed for various state and
federal registrations, and handle other administrative tasks
related to grants.
- Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and
strategy as a member of the senior management team (SMT).
- Collaborate regularly with other key departments and regions to
align activities and key priorities, providing financial
leadership, guidance and support that will help them to implement
the organization's vision and ensure greater accountability.
- Prepare bi-weekly payroll and taxes.
- Handle various other administrative matters that arise in a
- 7+ years of progressively responsible experience managing
finance, accounting in a non-profit setting.
- 3+ years of private and US government, especially USAID, grant
and fund accounting.
- 3+ years managing a finance unit.
- BS in Accounting and Finance; CPA/CMA and or MBA a plus.
- Knowledge of FundEZ accounting software and Raisers’ Edge a
plus, expertise in MS Excel and MS Word.
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to
present financial information effectively to board, non-financial
Compensation and Benefits
This position is full time (40hrs per week) and is exempt. The
position will be remote, with preference for candidates who are in
or could be in the New York tri-state area. Annual starting salary
is competitive depending on experience and includes a strong
benefits package, retirement plan, HSA account and competitive PTO
Salary range: $100,000-$110,000 per year
Candidates may submit their cover letter and resume in PDF,
outlining their interest and qualifications to email@example.com, using the
subject line “Director, Finance Application”. No calls please!