Director of Global Finance
- Digital Green
- Any location in the United States of America
- Job Type
- Deadline for Applications
- How to Apply
- Apply online via Digital Green's website
- Where to Apply
Digital Green is a global development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. We join forces with governments, private agencies and, most importantly, rural communities themselves to co-create digital solutions that are of the community and for the community. When farmers have the tools they need to connect with one another, they’re far more likely to apply what they’ve learned on their farms and in their households–improving their own livelihoods and those of others in their community, in a manner that’s nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, and inclusive.
So far, Digital Green has reached 1.5 million rural community members across over 8,000 villages in India, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Niger and Tanzania. Collaborating with over 20 partners, Digital Green has helped facilitate the production and dissemination of over 4,000 localized videos in 28 languages. Digital Green operates from offices in San Francisco, New Delhi, Addis Ababa and Washington, DC. Digital Green is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the US. For more information, please visit Digital Green’s website: www.digitalgreen.org.
Digital Green is entering an exciting phase of development as it expands its activities to additional countries in Asia and Africa. As part of this expansion, Digital Green is building a small team of exceptional individuals with a passion for finding solutions to pressing development problems, a curiosity about complex issues facing the world’s poor, and a drive to tell our story. This is an exciting opportunity to join Digital Green’s new and growing team, supporting our ongoing programs, country expansion and start-up operations.
The Finance Director role is focused on enabling Digital Green in a critical phase of its evolution. This role is tasked with overseeing global financial and accounting operations for Digital Green and ensuring that Digital Green operates in a fiscally sound manner. This role involves taking a systematic approach to finance reporting and analysis accounting, budgeting, statutory compliance, donor compliance and reporting and providing regional support and coordination. This position will report to the VP of Internal Operations and will require close partnership and collaboration with internal teams and stakeholders with the goal of supporting the optimization of the financial resources entrusted to the organization for public benefit.
Responsibilities and Duties
The primary responsibilities for this role are as follows:
Oversee Digital Green’s day-to-day accounting and finance function & statutory compliance
-Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with in-country standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget rules and regulations
-Partner with compliance team to identify and map key risk areas
-Oversee Digital Green’s audit and tax reporting requirements, including preparation of IRS Form 990 and external audits
Financial Planning & Analysis
-Prepare monthly financial reports and analyses, including cash flow projections to project managers, the global leadership team and Board of Directors
-Prepare annual budget for approval by Board of Directors in coordination with leaders across the organization to define budget priorities and allocate resources most effectively to achieve programmatic goals
-Provide resource and budget support to leaders to ensure they meet their financial goals
-Manage the design and implementation of improved financial reporting tools, budgeting and accounting systems, and policies
-Create improved financial reporting tools to assist with the fiscal management of Digital Green and its programs ensuring alignment to goals and best practices
-Develop, implement, and lead new budgeting process across the organization
-Spearhead review and possible transition of Digital Green’s accounting software to enable greater efficiency and analytical capabilities
-Develop, update as needed, and enforce all global and regional financial policies and controls through development of appropriate systems, procedures, and staff training
-Manage special projects related to the continuous improvement of Digital Green’s finance function as needed
-Develop policies for development of financial budgets for grant and fee for service agreements
-Ensure compliance with external donor and statutory practices, donor and subrecipient management, and adherence to indirect rate caps
-Oversee and ensure accurate and timely financial reporting on existing grants
Finance Team Management
-Actively coach and mentor global finance team, providing leadership and guidance to achieve a high level of operational excellence
-Partner with Talent and Human Resources on issues pertaining to compensation, workforce planning, and payroll processing
-Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or CPA preferred
-10+ years experience in Finance and Accounting
-5 years experience in Nonprofit Accounting
-Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP; ability to prepare, analyze and present financial statements.
-Experience with USG regulations and working with USAID funded projects
-Solid knowledge and understanding of inter-company accounting.
-Experienced in overseeing a multi-faceted program, knowledgeable about best practices managing nonprofit business and finance
-Excellent skills in financial planning & analysis
-Ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from different internal and external audiences.
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
-Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Excel and Quickbooks
We welcome applicants from any location in the United States.