Finance Manager- Liberia

Liberia Full-time

Background

GiveDirectly is driving a re-evaluation of the assumptions underlying international philanthropy with a provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in the emerging markets, and the large body of evidence showing that direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than more traditional, top-down approaches. GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize state-of-the-art technology and business processes to deliver transfers securely, efficiently, and transparently. Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted debate in the popular press and among policy makers. GiveDirectly has been featured on NPR’s This American Life, and in Foreign AffairsThe Economist, and The New York Times. It was named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by FastCompany, one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies by Inc., and one of GiveWell’s top-rated charities for 4 years running.

Overview

The field finance team currently supports finance and accounting activities in Kenya, Liberia, Uganda and Rwanda. The scope of the team is expected to include 2 extra countries in Africa by the end of the year.

 As a member of the field finance team, the Finance manager will assume both country office and cross-border finance and accounting roles, covering any resource gaps that are expected to come with the increased scope to the team.

The Finance manager will report to the regional Finance Director and have a dotted line of reporting to the Liberia Country Director. The role holder is also expected to work as an internal advisor to Liberia country management team on finance and accounting matters and be a resource person to colleagues in the finance team.

Responsibilities

  • End to end accounting and tracking against close calendar, including book-keeping and presentation of monthly reports
  • Implementing payment and procurement protocols, including ensuring proper documentation and adherence to controls
  • Preparing budgets and keeping track of costs drivers
  • Supporting financial statement audits and special reporting to donors
  • Payroll, statutory tax filing and allowances processing
  • Constantly reviewing current processes for risks, and implementing mitigating controls

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a professional accounting qualification (CPA or ACCA)
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive working experience in a busy accounting or finance environment.
  • Audit firm experience or working with a USAID funded project an added advantage
  • Proven experience working in a matrix reporting environment, or on multiple projects
  • Knowledge of accounting and tax regulations
  • Competence in excel and accounting software
  • A team player, leader, good project manager, effective communicator with strong analytical skills

Start Date : Mid August

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.