Job Vacancies FrontlineSMS
Position: Head of Finance
Location: United States of America ( The ), Washington
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2012
FrontlineSMS is in a period of rapid expansion of its organizational infrastructure, as such there is an urgent requirement for a hands on, proactive Head of Finance who will shape the financial strategy and reporting subsystems of this social business.
The role of Head of Finance will be a direct report to the CEO of our US Foundation and Kenyan subsidiary. The role will also work closely with the CEO of our social enterprise, based in the US but operational in the UK. They will provide management information and financial reporting to our senior management team, and fulfill all external financial reporting requirements both to national authorities (e.g. the US IRS and the UK’s Inland Revenue) via our external accountancy firms, and external funding bodies.
Accountable for working with and managing external professional accounting service providers in the US, UK and Kenya to ensure compliance with all legal and fiscal requirements.
Responsible for delivering accurate and timely monthly financial reporting for the Senior Management Team (SMT), covering Income and Expenditure reporting, Cash Flow analysis and Balance Sheet review.
Responsible for developing, delivering and maintaining effective financial procedures, covering accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense management.
Accountable for the proactive analysis of financial information to ensure that FrontlineSMS runs as cost effectively as possible. This may include identifying opportunities for central procurement and negotiation and managing resulting contracts.
Accountable for managing our US, UK and Kenya-based bank balances at the lowest level in order to manage cash flow, avoid losses and maximize gains from foreign exchange, seeking external pro bono support where appropriate.
Accountable for running a monthly payroll, including timesheet management, for the US, UK, and Kenya-based organization.
Assist SMT in the preparation and monitoring of budgets and cash flow forecasts.
Accountable for ensuring all insurance policies and other essential warranties are in place and up to-date.
Responsible for the timely production of all direct Funder level reporting. Working in partnership with the SMT ensuring accurate, timely submission of financials, and resulting expenditure reporting and monitoring on successful bids.
Any other adhoc financial support or reporting as requested by the CEO or SMT.
Over time the post holder may need to identify and implement a new financial management IT package and undertake additional responsibilities related to the development of our income generation activities.
Qualified Certified Accountant
Excellent analytical and technical financial skills, and willingness to get to grips with complex financial systems and organizational inter-relations– strong attention to detail is required with the ability to research and/or seek advice on legal and fiscal requirements in multiple jurisdictions as necessary
The ability to provide user-friendly, accurate and timely management accounts both at a top and sub level, and to communicate financial results to management with both financial and non financial experience
Experience of managing teams and/or external service providers on an ongoing basis both in pursuit of specific goals and over time for ongoing process management
Enjoys working within a team, with an ability to design and institute financial and organizational management systems, securing relevant staff buy-in
An independent worker with strong administration skills, who is accurate, organized and punctual with the ability to manage a complex, high-volume workload, and prioritize duties in order to achieve deadlines.
Commitment to FrontlineSMS’s values and success, and a demonstrated willingness to personally invest in your projects and your work, above and beyond the call of duty
Proven ability to work with colleagues remotely and asynchronously using email, phone and social media
Flexible and open-minded approach with a willingness to get stuck in with whatever needs doing at this small, dynamic organization
Experienced excel user who is confident at building and maintaining spreadsheets
Experience either in start-up business development and forecasting, international development proposal budgeting processes for international donors, or social enterprise
A passion, interest or experience of mobile technology and social media
How to apply:
Please send your CV, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Wednesday, 22nd August 2012. We thank all who apply for the position but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please note that interviews will take place on the 30th and 31st of August 2012.
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