Chief Financial Officer

Employer
CorpsAfrica
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$120,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Office Administration
Fields
Community Development, International, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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About CorpsAfrica:

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 poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

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.

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

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 time off.

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

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • 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 procedures.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 entrepreneurial organization
  • 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 plus.
  • A demonstrated passion and commitment to youth leadership, participatory community development, evaluation, transparency, and accountability.
  • 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 offices

To Apply:

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 jobs@corpsafrica.org, 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.



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