Senior Director, Finance

Washington, District of Columbia
Aug 27, 2023
Sep 25, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time
Connexi provides flexible, cost-effective supply chain services and solutions through a technology-enabled platform and world-class talent. A subsidiary of Chemonics, it brings together the best in commercial supply chain expertise and Chemonics' 45-plus years of international development experience. We believe people everywhere deserve reliable and ready access to health, education, and other critical commodities. By working with public and private sector clients, we support quality supply chains that get commodities to them, when and where they're needed.

Connexi is seeking a Senior Director of Finance (Finance Director) who will lead all aspects of Connexi's global finance and accounting operations. The Finance Director oversees Connexi's corporate finance and accounting functions, along with the organization's overall budgeting, financial reporting, treasury management, and financial planning. He/she will provide the strategic direction and financial oversight of corporate financial operations to ensure continued business growth, and that the company delivers on its mission, strategic goals, and objectives. The Finance Director will develop and implement financial management and accounting policies, systems, and procedures, including strong internal controls. The Finance Director oversees all aspects of Connexi's financial success, including setting priorities, tracking cash flow, analyzing strengths and weakness in the company's finances, and ensuring Connexi's financial functions are streamlined and optimized. The Finance Director ensures the Company's president and Board of Managers are apprised of the financial position of the Company, its performance, and all other financial issues facing the Company.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Supports the achievement of Connexi's strategic objectives by ensuring that the company's financial operations are implemented efficiently and in alignment with our corporate goals and values.
  • Works with the company's president to develop and oversee the company's financial strategy and vision for the company and ensuring effective implementation of associated priorities and work plans to implement financial activities.
  • Leads all key components of the finance function such as financial management, planning, analysis, and reporting, expense management, cash management, accounting, payroll, and tax compliance, among others.
  • Leads the design and implementation of financial and accounting policies, systems, and process, including establishing and maintaining corporate finance and accounting controls in all aspects of the finance and accounting functions.
  • Responsible for design and implementation of processes to ensure the company is retaining the required financial records.
  • Coordinates with Chemonics' financial leadership, as Connexi's parent company, to ensure maintenance of and timely preparation of the corporate financial reporting and corporate financial statement for consolidation at the enterprise level and for audits.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and budgets under applicable Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Leads necessary FAR/CAS compliance reporting.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the company's annual budget, including financial forecasts and analysis for the purpose Chemonics' annual valuation.
  • Monitors cash balances and cash forecasts, budgets, assesses financing needs, and manages company expenditures to ensure that the company stays solvent.
  • Oversees U.S. tax and other statutory and regulatory reporting to secure timely and accurate submissions. Coordinates closely with Chemonics finance team on tax reporting requirements.
  • Oversees the financial operations of branches and/or subsidiary companies. Ensures corporate subsidiaries and branches in foreign locations follow local tax and statutory requirements, operate according to corporate finance and accounting requirements, and that operations, systems, consolidation reporting requirements are functioning properly and coherently. Supervises the work of outsourced accounting companies to ensure the company's financial control environment, ensuring that appropriate processes, controls, and systems are in place for all company's operations.
  • Ensures financial management data, financial analysis, reports, and dashboards are accurate, up-to-date, and readily available for decision making.
  • Performs monthly reporting of actual versus budgeted performance, income statement, balance sheet and cash flow and supporting variance analysis.
  • Regularly monitors indirect rate performance as part of closing process and provides recommendations to achieve targeted rates.
  • Prepares financial data and analysis for presentation to the senior management team and board of directors.
  • Supports the design and implementation of pricing strategies for services that balance business grow and profitability targets.
  • Establishes a workplace environment that values teamwork and fosters collaboration, acknowledges and rewards staff contributions, and develops strategies to enhance synergies between Connexi's business lines, subsidiaries and branches, and global team.
  • Cultivates a culture committed to outstanding customer service and develops methods and integrated solutions to meet internal and external customer needs.
  • Serves as a thought leader for the company internally and externally, particularly in driving financial strategies to achieve business growth.
  • Leads and/or participates in business development opportunities, contributing to successful proposal development, particularly ensuring effective pricing and/or proposal cost strategies, and that business development efforts follow Connexi's values, ethics, standards, and best practices.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field required. MBA, finance, or relevant advanced degree strongly preferred. CPA also preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience with at least 7 years in financial management and/or management of a department or division within a corporate setting. Successful experience in a startup setting highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability leading a team at the highest level of a corporation or organization, including formulating and articulating a strategic vision and establishing and managing financial operations to produce quality results.
  • Demonstrated understanding and fluency with preparing and analyzing financial statements, establishing and managing finance and accounting systems, overseeing and working with audits, and strong familiarity with GAAP, corporate taxes, and other related local and federal standards and regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multi-subsidiary corporate accounting operations, consolidations, as well as experience with commercial operations subsidiaries. Experience with multi-subsidiary accounting processes design, implementation, establishing independent accounting and other financial reporting operations for such subsidiaries.
  • Knowledge and experience with foreign statutory and regulatory, tax, business reporting and compliance in multi-country operations context.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients, investors, banks, and vendors.
  • Knowledge of the international development industry, Connexi's main clients, and their operations strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage corporate resources to produce quality results through expanding business development efforts, contributing to successful operation, management, and corporate image.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing commercial pricing strategies for services.
  • Understanding of US Government contracting, and related financial and compliance matters preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build high performing teams, and manage and supervise staff, including remote staff.
  • Experience with financial accounting software implementation and/or operation required - preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Modules.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, lead effective meetings, and effectively deliver presentations.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Connexi is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Connexi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
Connexi will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Connexi, or (c) consistent with Connexi legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

The Salary Range for this position is expected to be: $147,840 - $184,805.

An employee's pay position will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, performance, shift, travel requirements, and business or organizational needs.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, ESOP, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible to US based employees. Please visit to find out more about the benefits this position is eligible for.

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