Director of Finance

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Seattle, WA
Published 28 days ago


VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive.  We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care.  This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach in incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.



The Director of Finance is responsible for planning, directing, and ensuring quality control over VillageReach financial activities and systems worldwide. The Director provides strategic leadership, financial expertise, and management oversight over all accounting, budgeting, planning and analysis, payroll, banking, tax, and auditing functions; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, internal controls, funding requirements, and the highest standards of financial management to meet current and future needs of the organization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

·         Serve as VillageReach Treasurer and global financial manager; providing assurance to the Board, funders, and partners that VillageReach has the necessary infrastructure to advance its mission, meet its commitments, and build a sustainable organization that can execute with quality to achieve our programmatic goals. 

·        Advise Global Management Team and partner with program leads, teams, and other organizational stakeholders.

·        Provide budgetary oversight, management support, and financial accountability for the organization, including leading and directing the process of annual budgeting, long-term budgeting and reforecasting, and financial planning and analysis.

·        Perform analyses, forecasts, and reporting; develop planning scenarios to inform strategic and operational decision making by the President, management team and other leadership, and the Board.

·        Oversee, and provide as needed, accounting, payroll, budgeting, banking, debt management, tax, and financial and award compliance activities.

·        Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

·        Manage annual financial audits and Single Audit, tax compliance, and associated reporting.

·        Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information, as well as the effectiveness of financial policies, procedures and practices.

·        Establish and continuously improve the integrity of internal controls for financial environments globally.

·        Mentor, train, and support finance and administrative staff worldwide.

·        Review and improve financial systems including maintenance of current systems, review and analysis of efficiencies, and intentional upgrades/systems implementations to minimize redundancy and bottlenecks in financial reporting and analyses.

·        Perform other duties, responsibilities, and activities that may be assigned at any time.


The following competencies are expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.

·        Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization

·        Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed

·        Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach

·        Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach

·        Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position directly supervises up to five (5) US-based staff, with dotted line support of three (3) additional finance staff located in country offices. The Director of Finance carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education & Experience:


·        Bachelor’s degree, with advanced degree in Accounting.

·        CPA license.

·        At least eight (8) years of experience directly managing and overseeing organizational financial operations, with demonstrated understanding of how to identify and manage financial risk, effectively manage financial professionals, and ensure high standards of financial management and compliance across the organization.

·        Demonstrated experience and expertise: (1) leading finance activities in a +$20 million organization; (2) handling diverse compliance and reporting requirements, including US and international governments, bi-lateral, and multilateral grants and contracts; (3) financial and data management systems expertise; (4) problem-solving orientation working in diverse, dynamic, and challenging environments.

·        Available for early morning meetings with Africa offices starting at 6am pacific time

·        Willingness and ability to be based in Seattle, WA with existing eligibility to work in the USA.


·        Financial management experience in a complex, multi-site, global nonprofit organization.

·        Understanding of global business and development trends, with an ability to anticipate future consequences of those trends and build them into long-term planning.

·        Excellent capacity building, team building/management, and coordination skills and a comfort in a matrixed and global environment.

Other Qualifications

·        Exceptional communication skills, experience working with remote or highly-dispersed teams, and a spirit of teamwork are essential to thrive at VillageReach.  

·        Established cultural competency working with racial, cultural, and linguistically diverse groups.

·        Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved, and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.

·        Proficient in SAGE, Concur, MIP, PowerPlan, BI; and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.

·        Must be fluent in English; French or Portuguese desired.

Environment and Physical Demands

VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff   are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am; and global HQ and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm.  Role is computer based and requires sitting and/or standing at a desk, using a mouse, keyboard, and laptop and viewing screens.  


This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal:


VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.


VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.


VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive.  We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care.  This includes making…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$114,000 - $142,300


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
2900 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98102, United States
Suite 230

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal:

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