Director of Finance
About CIVICCenter for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is an international nonprofit with offices around the world working to improve protection for civilians caught in conflict zones. CIVIC envisions a world in which no civilian is harmed in conflict. Our mission is to support communities affected by conflict in their quest for protection and strengthen the resolve and capacity of armed actors to prevent and respond to civilian harm. We are advocates who believe that no civilian caught in conflict should be ignored, and advisors who provide practical solutions to preventing and responding to civilian harm. Learn more at .Simply put, CIVIC would not function without its Finance team. The Director of Finance will lead this team, and act as a key thought-partner for the Senior Management Team. The position reports to our Senior Director of Operations.The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative leader, charged with further developing an internal team to support the following areas: finance and accounting, business planning and budgeting, financial compliance, and grant management. The Director of Finance will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as CIVIC continues to grow its team in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced Finance professional to advance our mission of supporting civilians affected by conflict.About the PositionSimply put, CIVIC would not function without its Finance team. The Director of Finance will lead this team, and play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as CIVIC continues to grow its team in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The position reports to our Senior Director of Operations.The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative leader, charged with further developing an internal team to support the following areas: finance and accounting, business planning and budgeting, financial compliance, and grant management.This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced Finance professional to advance our mission of supporting civilians affected by conflict.Key FunctionsLead the evolution of CIVIC's finance department and cooperate with senior management to strategically develop and further strengthen the organization.Manage a team that operates across Finance and Accounting, budgeting, financial compliance, and grant management.You will directly manage three or more supervisees and be responsible for their professional growth.You will hold overall responsibility for the flawless execution of financial processes and financial consolidation across 12 offices on four continents.Work with external auditors to complete annual audit and Form 990 along with the Sr. Manager of Accounting and FinanceWork with external auditors to complete program audit along with the Manager, Financial ComplianceCommunicate (both in verbal and written form) with auditors, vendors, and banking contactsDevelop financial policies and procedures for HQ and Field office staffRequirements/QualificationsA minimum of 12 years of experience within the field of Finance and Administration.A minimum of three years of experience managing a team of financial professionals, preferably within the context of international development.A Master's degree or similar in Finance, Accounting, or another related field.Confident with technology, both its use and implementation. More specifically, excellent grasp on how multiple financial systems interact with each other and how to troubleshoot issues that are a result of the interaction of financial systems.Financial modeling and analysis skills, including the development of financial dashboards.Ability to think and act strategically while being comfortable with getting into the weeds and supporting the CIVIC team through providing tactical advice.Excellent Microsoft Office and accounting software skills.Knowledge of MIP, Intacct, Vena, or Expensify is desired, but not required.Additional DetailsWe are looking for candidates who are passionate about financial processes and the people behind them, who are dedicated to building and improving systems, and who see this role as an opportunity to advance our missions and not just another job. If you believe you can fulfill the job responsibilities, are a good match, and are excited by the position, but do not meet all of the qualifications listed above please still apply and emphasize any transferable skills in your resume.Currently, CIVICs Washington, DC office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, therefore, this position is currently remote until, and when, the WDC office is re-opened, at which point, this position will be required to be located in the office permanently.CIVIC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to include excellent health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, a 403b retirement savings plan with employer-matched contributions (up to 5% of salary) and paid leave plus paid holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving and the days between Christmas and New Year's Day). Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply early. CIVIC reserves the right to close the position opening before this deadline if the perfect candidate is found sooner. COVID-19 Precaution(s): All interviews for this position will be virtual.CIVIC seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool in the belief that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving our goals. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.CIVIC is not able to sponsor employees at this point, therefore, please ensure that you can legally work in this location when applying.Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: CIVIC does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. CIVIC does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.