Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for
Africans to serve as volunteers in their own countries, along the
lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young
Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural,
high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact
projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to
promote a culture of public service in Africa by giving
participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and
energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme
CorpsAfrica has steadily expanded operations from Morocco to
Senegal, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, and Kenya over the last decade.
Having successfully proven the power and effectiveness of the
model, CorpsAfrica has begun to receive significant funding from
large donors. As we reach a point of significant inflection leading
to future expansion, we seek to add motivated, capable, and highly
effective staff to our team.
Overview of the Position:
The Chief Financial Officer is directly responsible for leading
and supervising CorpsAfrica’s finance and accounting functions. As
a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will play a
critical role in defining long-term strategy, developing and
implementing financial processes and controls, building and leading
a high-performance finance and accounting team, and providing
stewardship over the organization’s resources. The CFO must model
CorpsAfrica’s core values while establishing credibility with the
Board of Directors, country office staff, major donors, the
executive leadership team, and other stakeholders.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range of
$120,000–$150,000. CorpsAfrica offers a comprehensive benefits
package including employer-paid medical insurance, 401(k), and paid
LOCATION: Based in New York or
Washington, DC, with a flexible telecommuting policy; must be
willing and able to travel from time to time as required.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
- Responsible for the preparation and finalization of monthly and
annual financial reporting materials and metrics for CorpsAfrica's
Board of Directors.
- Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for
administration, existing programs, and new country offices.
- Manage accounting staff and consultants; hire and retain
support staff as needed in the future; Training and support staff
across all offices to ensure consistency with policies and
- Coordinate annual audit with a third-party auditing firm.
- Support the organization's financial, budgeting, and
administrative processes-including HR, payroll, and benefits
functions, to continuously develop and improve systems.
- Develop successful and trusting relationships with the country
office programs in Africa; create and sustain an environment at
CorpsAfrica that supports these relationships.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Demonstrated experience as a Chief Financial Officer in a
similar high-growth organization of $10-20 MM, or similar financial
leadership experience at a senior level (e.g. VP of Finance)
- Expert knowledge of US GAAP along with demonstrated mastery of
financial statements, internal and external reporting, budgeting,
compliance, and internal control frameworks
- Experience working with international transactions involving
accounting for foreign exchange rates desired
- Experience developing key performance indicators (KPIs)
to manage and drive organizational change in a highly
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple
projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
- Must have impeccable integrity, strong diplomatic skills, and a
hands-on management style with the ability to engage and solve
problems as they arise.
- Fluency in English is required; fluency in French is a strong
- A demonstrated passion and commitment to youth leadership,
participatory community development, evaluation, transparency, and
- Expertise in MS Excel and Quickbooks; hands-on experience with
accounting and financial management software systems
- Must be eligible to work in the United States; must hold a
current passport and be able to travel to various African countries
from time to time as required to visit CorpsAfrica country
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that
illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a
single PDF (titled, “LastName_FirstName – CFO application”) to
with “Chief Financial Officer” in the subject line. Interviews will
be extended to qualified candidates on a rolling basis.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages
applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race,
ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or
any other legally protected basis.