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Advisor, Regional Finance Director (P3)

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Published 10 days ago

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.



The Advisor, Regional Controller, Global Finance is responsible for the financial process development and management of the Save the Children US International programs (SCUSI). At the onset, this role will focus primarily on the finance process deliverables under SCUSI project. This would include, amongst others, review and development of standard operating procedures for both country branch office and home offices. The role will be instrumental in preparing country branch office for initial operations. For the second phase, this role will transition into management of the financial accounting, reporting and other financial processes for SCUSI. This role will review SCI monthly financial information sent, account reconciliations, and liaise with other units on a regular basis. This also includes communications and dialogue with counterparts across Save the Children to facilitate efforts for accurate and timely financial information.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Phase 1 (January 2023 to November 2023 – estimated):

Project management support (100%)

  • Liaise with finance stakeholders to provide inputs on the design of project, and facilitate review and preparations of deliverables requested by project team.
  • Prepare periodic update emails, outstanding items and next steps.
  • Prepare, update, develop and publish operating procedures for the different aspects of SCUSI, including processes linked to other teams.
  • Provide technical assistance to country offices and other stakeholders during the establishment of the first SCUSI countries
  • Serve as key stakeholder to receive and review information from the project team, and travel for workshops as needed.
  • Ensure that transition to normal operations is smooth by keeping informed, and sharing information with other departments and divisions,
  • Assist in development of reporting protocols to ensure proper attention and monitoring to the finances of branch offices.
  • Learn and document local country office regulatory requirements that the office will have to adhere under SCUSI.
  • Attend finance workstream meetings (with or on behalf of global finance colleagues) and coordinate the accomplishment of related deliverables
  • Participate in the testing of solutions, and provide feedback for improvements.

Phase 2 and continuing (after completion of Phase 1):

General Accounting: SCI (60%)

  • Perform month end close checks for SCUSI office (s) and liaise with country staff.
  • Review and process SCUSI transactions, which includes data feed and related entries. The data feed includes entries within the financial packet from SCUSI country office(s).
  • Review clearing of SCUSI balance sheet accounts including but not limited to intercountry and due to/due from home office accounts.
  • Update the general ledger monthly for all expenditure and other accounts related to SCUSI.
  • Review funding requests from country offices.

Financial Reconciliation and Analysis (30%)

  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly and year-end reconciliation with SCUSI, including resolution of reconciling items.
  • Identify and process any necessary adjustment as result of award analysis
  • Coordinate monitoring checklist and any recommended actions.
  • Coordinate the submission of supporting documents and analysis for statutory audit for SCUSI related items.

Training and Technical assistance (TA) (10%)

  • Participate in the development and delivery of trainings to team members and other stakeholders
  • Assist in development of local finance policies and procedures
  • Monitor the country office adherence to local finance policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries on matters including local statutory reporting
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market


 Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Requires working experience in the field of financial accounting and management in countries outside of the United States
  • Requires learned knowledge, including USG funding experience and knowledge working in general ledger and financial systems
  • Attention to detail to oversee and manage multiple projects across divisions
  • Prompt/ accurate delivery of information, and ability to prioritize multiple deadlines
  • Keeps manager informed of important issues; builds effective relationships within peer workgroup
  • Financial Management and Financial management systems experience required
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to functional area
  • Requires little or no supervision on routine work assignments, but may require supervision to review work progress and results on non-routine work assignments
  • General regulations exist, but incumbent must interpret the regulations. The "what" and "how" are provided, but must always interpret the "how"
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Education background in finance or accounting
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced and matrixed organization
  • Communication skills to collaborate within Save the Children, across the Save the Children Alliance



Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1 - NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $84,150 – $94,050 base salary
  • Geo 2 - Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $76,500 – $85,500 base salary
  • Geo 3 - Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $68,850 – $76,950 base salary

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location. Employee may be eligible for an incentive program. Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.   


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!


About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. 

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the…

Details at a Glance

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Work may be performed anywhere in United States
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501 North Kings Highway, Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

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