VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care**.** This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 58 million people in Africa. VillageReach has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.
VillageReach aims to reach 100 million people in Africa by 2026 and 350 million people in Africa by 2030. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play an exciting and rewarding role in helping build VillageReach’s transformative growth and impact. The CFO is a strategic leader who will plan, lead, and ensure quality control over VillageReach global finances, financial activities and systems, and the financial strength of the organization. The CFO provides strategic leadership, financial expertise, and management oversight over VillageReach financial strategy, budgeting, planning and analysis, payroll, banking, tax, accounting, and auditing functions; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, internal controls, funding requirements, and the highest standards of financial management to meet current and future needs of the organization. As a member of the Executive Team, the CFO will also provide strategic leadership to VillageReach and align our organizational vision and strategy and the financial goals and objectives across the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Serve as VillageReach Treasurer, collaborating with the CEO and the Board of Directors on financial and operational strategies for achieving financial health. Bring innovative thinking about how to be financial successful in a changing world.
- Partner with Country Directors and other senior leaders to drive strong financial management and financial strategy across the global enterprise.
- Provide budgetary oversight, management support, and financial accountability for the organization, including leading and directing the process of annual budgeting, long-term budgeting and reforecasting, and financial planning and analysis.
- Perform analyses, forecasts, and reporting; develop planning scenarios to inform strategic and operational decision making by the President, management team and other leadership, and the Board.
- Lead and develop the team that ensures VillageReach has sufficient technical capacity in accounting, payroll, budgeting, banking, debt management, tax, and financial and award compliance.
- Oversee organizational cash flow, forecasting, annual financial audits, tax compliance, and associated reporting.
- Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information, as well as the effectiveness of financial policies, procedures and practices globally.
- Mentor, train, and support finance and administrative staff worldwide.
- Review and improve financial systems including maintenance of current systems, review and analysis of efficiencies, and intentional upgrades/systems implementations to minimize redundancy and bottlenecks in financial reporting and analyses.
- Perform other duties, responsibilities, and activities that may be assigned at any time.
The following competencies are expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
- Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities, seeks to build and master new skills
- Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives.
- Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally, committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions;
- Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
- Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position directly supervises up to five (5) US-based staff, with dotted line support of three (3) additional finance staff located in country offices. The CFO carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree, with advanced degree in Accounting and/or MBA.
- At least 10 years of progressively more complex experience directly managing and overseeing organizational financial operations.
- Demonstrated understanding of financial risk management and mitigation, and means to drive finance strategy across an organization, effectively manage financial professionals, and ensure high standards of financial management and compliance across the organization.
- Demonstrated experience and expertise: (1) leading finance activities in a +$25 million complex, multi-site, global nonprofit organization; (2) handling diverse compliance and reporting requirements, including US and international governments, bi-lateral, and multilateral grants and contracts; (3) financial and data management systems expertise; (4) problem-solving orientation working in diverse, dynamic, and challenging environments.
- Proven record of building cohesive, highly productive teams and comfort in a matrixed and global environment.
- Drive to create long term financial models that support new initiatives and creative growth
- Forward thinking, with a strong ability to anticipate and build global business and development trends into long-term planning.
- Willingness to support work at both the granular and strategic level
- Available for early morning meetings with Africa offices starting at 6 am pacific time
- Ability to work in the US; location flexible.
- CPA license preferred.
- Exemplary communication skills appropriate to each of the Board, the Executive Team, managers and staff;
- Experience working with remote or highly-dispersed teams, and a spirit of teamwork are essential to thrive at VillageReach.
- Established cultural competency working with racial, cultural, and linguistically diverse groups.
- Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved, and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
- Proficient in SAGE or other software used in an international setting, Concur, MIP, PowerPlan, BI; and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
- Comply with VillageReach’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.
- Must be fluent in English; French or Portuguese desired.
This position can be located in the East Coast of the US (NY, MD or DC preferred) or in one of the African countries where VillageReach has presence (South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, DRC, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, or Liberia). Candidates must be already qualified to work in one of these locations.
Environment and Physical Demands
Location of position is flexible, as long as the candidate is able to work hours that overlap with both our Africa and US offices. VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Africa Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am; and global HQ and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm. Role is computer based and requires sitting and/or standing at a desk, using a mouse, keyboard, and laptop and viewing screens.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
VillageReach is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults, and beneficiaries with whom it engages. We expect everyone working with us to share this commitment through our code of conduct.All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which may include criminal records. VillageReach participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and, in line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. The starting range for this position is $153,300 to $193,100. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.
How to apply
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: https://www.villagereach.org/get-involved/work-for-us/