Finance Director

Digital Green
San Francisco, CA
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The Finance Director role is focused on enabling Digital Green’s in a critical phase of its evolution. This role is tasked with overseeing all 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, accounting, budgets, statutory compliance, external/donor audits and providing regional support and coordination. This role also requires close partnership and collaboration with internal teams and stakeholders with the goal of supporting the optimization of financial resources entrusted to the organization for public benefit.

Responsibilities and Duties

Manage the design and implementation of improved budgeting and accounting systems, policies, and processes for Digital Green

Support in finalizing our cost allocation policies and methodologies and lead implementation across the global team
Develop and implement new chart of accounts for Digital Green to support new cost allocation and enable improved financial analysis as the organization grows and evolves
Develop and implement new budgeting methodology
Working closely with Compliance & HR teams, support in launch of new time-sheeting system and ensure appropriate flow into financial system
Spearhead review and possible transition of Digital Green’s accounting software to enable greater efficiency and analytical capabilities.
Coach regional finance and admin teams to ensure comprehension and compliance with the new systems, policies, and processes
Accounting & Statutory Compliance

Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with country standards, appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements.
Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with external donor and statutory practices and internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
Partner with compliance team to identify and map key risk areas
Oversee audit and tax reporting functions in the US and globally, including preparation of 990s and external audit reports. Coordinate other fiscal compliance activities with outside audit firms.
Working with internal compliance team and external lawyers, manage in-country bank accounts and registrations
Financial Planning & Analysis

Working with leaders across the organization, facilitate discussions to define budget priorities and allocate resources most effectively to achieve programmatic goals
Prepare annual budget for approval by Board of Directors, working closely with Global Leadership Group as well as Country & Project Leaders to ensure alignment with organizational goals.
Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance, budgets and projections to Management and Board of Directors.
Provide resource and budget support to leaders to ensure they meet their financial goals
Manage cash flow and forecasting.
Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
Grants Management

Develop effective methodology for development of financial application for grants
Oversee and ensure accurate and timely financial reporting on existing grants
Monitor funding source requirements and reporting
Support in reviewing contracts and managing relationships with donors and sub-recipients
Finance Team Oversight

Coach and mentor the accounting & finance staff across locations, providing leadership and guidance to achieve a high level of operational excellence.
Partner with Human Resources on matters 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
Skills & Competencies

All Digital Green employees will be expected to demonstrate some degree of proficiency in our competencies while performing their job duties. The levels for these competencies will be based on the scope and impact of that particular role on the overall organization. The following Digital Green competency levels have been identified for this role:

Results Orientation
Demonstrates the ability to create and sustain a culture of accountability and commitment within the organization
Takes cognizance of the big picture and multiple perspectives to anticipate complex or unprecedented problems and develops a multi tier solution
Promotes a culture of work discipline, punctuality, promptness in response and delivery on commitment, within the organization
Proactively channels focus and energy in responding effectively and efficiently towards organizational priorities and external events
Impacting & Influencing Change
Displays a strong commitment towards continuous improvement, and ability to align the improvement initiatives within the organization with the strategic priorities and external environment; Encourages others for the same
Ability to accurately anticipate trends/opportunities and act upon these to create value for the organization
Flexibility & Adaptability
Demonstrates flexibility in developing and implementing new approached/ideas to ensure better outcomes for stakeholders in the uncertain working environments.
Respects diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. Is able to leverage this diversity to enable positive work results.
Displays ability to express views and thoughts in a clear, concise and structured manner, through verbal and written communication

Additional Information

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:

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.