Finance Manager

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Last Mile Health
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021

The Role

At Last Mile Health, we are all stewards of our reputations and resources. Do you have demonstrated experience leading the day-to-day finance work for a non-profit? If so, you might be our next Finance Manager.

The Finance Manager, reporting to the Program Director, will support the daily financial activities required for the successful implementation and functioning of the Community Health Academy in Ethiopia. They will work closely with LMH’s Global Finance team to ensure fund availability to implement activities while at the same time making sure the organization is in compliance with organizational & funder policies and procedures. The Manager will also support with monthly reconciliations and budget to actual reports and will be available to answer all employee questions regarding the finance function.

An ideal candidate for this position will have either worked independently or led a small finance team and is capable of serving both the accountant function, as well as being able to support finance policy development and review, with demonstrated experience in both of these areas. Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience in supporting the final stages of organizational registration and will be familiar with managing annual audits.

What You'll Do

  • Prepare and submit financial and budget monitoring reports to management, donors, and relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure proper documentation of financial records and transactions
  • Ensure month and year-end closing processes are completed and balances are reconciled properly
  • Make payments by ensuring fulfillment of proper supporting documents
  • Record receipts and payments of funds to the financial management system and keep physical documentation of files
  • Ensure spending is in line with the allocated budget and annual operational plan of action
  • Review reporting system for effective monitoring of finances and recommend improvements accordingly
  • Prepare project and program budgets in coordination with the program team
  • Engage in budget monitoring, review, and revisions based on budget monitoring reports
  • Prepare financial forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Process requests for monthly and quarterly fund transfers based on forecast reports.
  • Ensure development of robust financial management systems, policies, and procedures in line with law of the land and global office policies and procedures
  • Coordinate, manage, and submit audit assignments in line with relevant policies
  • Liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders as needed in multidisciplinary settings

What You'll Bring

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in Accounting Finance, Grants Management in international organizations
  • A proven track record of developing finance and administration systems, policies and procedures at country or regional level
  • Previous work experience in developing financial management training curriculum and providing financial management trainings
  • General knowledge of administration, budget development, financial reporting, grants management and audit
  • Thorough knowledge of non-profit accounting principles
  • Prior experience working in a multi-grant environment
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in time-sensitive manner
  • Professional level expertise in working with NetSuite (across currencies), and advanced level of Excel
  • Fluency in English with strong communication and interpersonal skills

You'll Impress Us If

  • You have been the only finance employee in a previous role requiring you to manage all financial aspects of the office environment
  • You have experience with USAID funding

Benefits Information

As LMH strives to increase transparency into our compensation principles we are highlighting below more details around our compensation policy and benefits associated with this position. In line with our compensation principles, this position will pay at the 50th to 60th percentile of the market to which you are employed. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.

You can read about our competitive benefits offerings here.

Principles guiding our compensation policy:

  • Data Driven: We benchmark salaries against large datasets containing compensation data from organizations with whom we compete for talent. We benchmark salaries for specific roles and specific candidate experience.
  • Competitive: Candidates should be paid the most competitive salaries possible for their position given budgetary constraints. We aim to pay above market, typically between the 50th-60th percentile of the market.
  • Transparent: Compensation policies should be transparent and easily understood. We want all candidates to understand how we set salaries and to know we aim to pay competitively.
  • Equitable: Compensation should be implemented consistently across candidates of different identities, teams, and geographies, while keeping into account the different talent markets and economies we operate in.
  • Responsible: LMH needs to operate in a sustainable way and practice good stewardship of our resources.

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How to apply:

Please submit your application here.



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