BACKGROUND:

Winrock is a recognized leader in international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a quality-driven organization with the desire for a continuous improvement in program results and processes and for a culture of accountability.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Lead Finance Officer is a key position within the Regional Finance Organization.  The Regional Offices in Manila and Nairobi provide monthly reviews of financial information submitted by project sites within the region.  

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • The Lead Financial Officer, working with the Regional Finance Officer and the International Controller will develop custom assessment plans based on risk assessments for each project in the region.
  • Custom assessment plans will be utilized by the regional office to perform monthly reviews of financial data originating at the project sites. 
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Project Finance Managers
  • Communicate issues identified in the monthly reviews with the Regional Finance Officer, the International Controller and Project Finance Manager.
  • Identify opportunities for improved internal controls and good business practices.
  • Organize Regional Office efforts to ensure effective, efficient reviews.
  • Train staff to ensure they are familiar with assigned projects, the custom assessment plan and good financial management practice including fraud and compliance issues.
  • Winrock has begun the process of developing requirements for an ERP.  The Lead Finance Officer will provide valuable input into the design of the systems.
  • Function as a mentor, facilitator and consultant to and for the Project Finance Managers. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: 

 

Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. MBA, a plus. 
  • CPA or equivalent certification preferred. 

Experience:

  • Seven to ten years, Financial Management/Audit experience with at least five years US Government related experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of US Government and non-profit rules and regulations, 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various administrative and program levels 
  • Strong organizational and research skills with a thorough understanding of accounting principles, audit standards, procedures and techniques.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 10-20%.  Willingness and ability to spend 2-3 weeks in the US during on-boarding period.

Skills:

  • Strong presentation and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational and cross-cultural skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadline.

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