Chief Finance Officer

· Remote, San Carlos, California
Employment Type Active - Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive


  • Employer: Village Enterprise (a U.S. non-profit based in San Carlos, CA with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia)
  • Industry: Microenterprise/Microfinance/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship
  • Job Title: Chief Finance Officer
  • Reports to: President/CEO
  • Job Location: San Francisco Bay Area preferred; fully remote working possible
  • Website: VillageEnterprise.org
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Travel:10%+ - This role would include travel to field offices in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and sub-Saharan Africa

 

About Village Enterprise:

 

Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty through entrepreneurship and innovation.  Over the years, Village Enterprise has transformed the lives of over 1.2 million people living in extreme poverty in Africa. The organization’s new strategy focuses on ‘scale and impact’, and has ambitious goals in both areas. Village Enterprise intends to impact the lives of 20 million people living in extreme poverty by 2030. Over the next three years, we plan to significantly increase the number of households we serve (from 12,000/year to over 26,000/year) and expand into new countries. This will require growing our budget from $10 million to $25 million+ and continue to expand our reserve to ensure financial sustainability. To support this growth, Village Enterprise needs an experienced CFO who will provide leadership and oversight of our finance and accounting team and act as a thought partner to the CEO and members of the executive team.


For more information, please visit www.villageenterprise.org/

 

Village Enterprise is seeking a Chief Finance Officer who will be key member of executive leadership team working closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors and will drive strategic financial decision making for the organization.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission of ending extreme poverty in Africa; will be a role model to others when it comes to our values of ubuntu, integrity, passion, sustainability, and innovation; and will have the technical expertise to oversee and guide our organization during this high growth phase.

 

  • Financial Management
  • Serve as a key member of the executive leadership team, providing financial planning, analysis and operational insight to support the executive team’s decision making.
  • Assess and evaluate the organization’s financial performance with regard to long-term operational and strategic goals, budgets and future financial security
  • Lead on the development of annual operating and capital budgets
  • Manage cash flow for all parts of the organization, including the preparation of a monthly cash flow report and the transfer of field funds to meet operational cash requirements
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations to budget managers. Accountable for supporting Country Directors to have up to date information and maintaining country budget level success. 
  • Collaborate with the development team to design proposal budgets to support the acquisition of large-scale donor funding
  • Partner with the Chief Development Officer to manage restricted grant funding and the release of restrictions
  • Lead the quarterly Finance Committee meeting, including the preparation of Board financial reports


  • Accounting Operations
  • Supervise the accounting departments and staff in Africa and the US
  • Responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting for both internal and external audiences
  • Oversee the month end close process including adherence to Village Enterprise transaction review procedures, balance sheet reconciliations, project allocations and consolidation of subsidiary accounting ledgers
  • Manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; conduct quarterly reviews with functional team Directors and Finance Committee members
  • Review and maintain strong internal control measures and apply financial best practices appropriate to Village Enterprise
  • Serve as the key point of contact for external auditors, including the adoption of audit recommendations and IRS regulation changes
  • Responsible for accurate and timely filing of annual 990s
  • Responsible for the timely filing of federal, state and local tax returns
  • Oversee the preparation of project financial reports as required by donors and partners
  • Manage sub-awardee financial reporting and project budget adherence
  • Supervise, mentor and develop a strong team of finance professionals with a focus on providing top quality support to Village Enterprise operations

 

  • Legal and Risk Management
  • Review and prepare contracts and legal documents prior to their execution, seeking further legal advice as appropriate
  • Establish and manage the Development Impact Bond legal structure and investor repayment process
  • Administrate the organization’s insurance policies, ensuring identified risks are adequately addressed
  • Supervise the risk evaluation and management processes, including the development of risk mitigation strategies for the overall organization and specific new initiatives
  • Serve as a general resource for the HR and Governance Committee, working closely with this Committee on risk related matters


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a high growth, mission-focused, international organization 
  • 10 years of experience in financial management roles of which at least 3 years at the senior management level (Controller, Director of Finance or Accounting or CFO), including experience supervising a team
  • Bachelor’s degree required in accounting, finance, or business administration. CPA and/or Master’s degree preferred (MBA or Masters in Accounting)
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles as relevant to nonprofit entities
  • Strong strategic, analytical and financial planning skills
  • Successful team management and mentoring skills
  • Familiar with US GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS)
  • Knowledge of and experience with NetSuite accounting software or comparable software.
  • Experience in a multi-location international nonprofit organization

 

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working in an organization that works in Africa


“This search is being handled in partnership with SRI Executive. To learn more about the role and to express your interest, please visit Chief Finance Officer - SRI Executive (sri-executive.com)


We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe we are a better, stronger, and more effective organization when we create a culture that welcomes and includes a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives and we can learn from one another. We welcome people of all backgrounds--especially when their life experiences, abilities, and perspectives can offer valuable insight to our work supporting some of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in the world. Village Enterprise will provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at Village will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Village does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected by the law. Village will make reasonable accommodations for qualified
individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship to daily operations.

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  • Location
    Remote, San Carlos, California
  • Employment Type
    Active - Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive