Oversees all FH’s U.S. finance, accounting operations, and financial activities to ensure it stays in strong financial standing. Also makes high-level decisions regarding FHUS business’s health. Responsible for developing FHUS strategies to assess, manage and minimize any potential financial risks along with establishing and achieving organizational goals. The position is a key business partner to senior executive leadership in identifying and evaluating opportunities to drive revenue, improve productivity and reduce risk.
This position is based in Phoenix, AZ, expat benefits are not available.
At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.
• Responsible for overseeing all aspects of GSC FH US financial management; supervising accounting staffs, overseeing payroll processing, treasury management activities, timely financial reporting and in collaboration with the Global Controller identify and assess the implications of changes in US GAAP on FHs operations.
• Performs analysis and trend reports from monthly financials to feed into monthly/quarterly business reviews and in support of continuous business operations.
• Oversees banking relationships with FH banks and ensures the organization gets the best cost-effective banking services. Acts as an administrator for FHUS bank and investment accounts ensuring proper controls are in place and the right staff have appropriate access to the organization’s bank and investment accounts.
• Review and monitor GSC expenditures to ensure appropriate grants or expenditures are in line with the respective donors’ regulations intent. Funds with special designations are segregated and managed accordingly and in respect to USG grants ensuring expenses are allowable per applicable donor regulations.
• Lead the FHUS annual audit and coordinate with other audit stakeholders such as Grants and FHA finance teams to ensure timely completion of fieldwork and reporting requirements.
• Responsible for the administration of FH US staff retirement plans (401K and 457B) and oversees 401K plan annual audit.
• Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, including preparation of 990 tax information and oversight of federal, state, and local reporting requirements; including reviewing all donor correspondence for appropriate language/disclosures and compliance with ECFA fundraising standards.
• Design and develop business processes and procedures for continuous improvement of GSC financial management while also improving productivity of the existing core accounting and finance processes.
• Analyze industry trends to reduce financial risks associated with financial and spending decisions.
• Monitor and enhance internal controls for key financial and administrative processes, including developing, maintaining, and enforcing policies to protect organization assets and improve organizational effectiveness in financial management and reporting.
• Financial change management activities to ensure adoption and acceptance of changes, including engaging key leaders, and enabling impact assessments, training, and communications.
• Liaise with FHA accounting and Grants teams to ensure intercompany transfers and grants reconciliation occurs seamlessly ensuring timely and accurate payments to FHA and respective Country Offices.
• Keep abreast of non-profit accounting standards and financial technology improvements to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Level Specifications
• Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian beliefs expressed in The Heartbeat.
• Provides leadership and direction, participates with other managers to establish strategic plans and objectives, and makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters.
• Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.
• Financial and business acumen as evidenced by having roles with progressively broader financial responsibilities.
• Responsible for planning, staffing, budgeting for finance cost centers and managing expense priorities, recommending, and implementing changes as needed.
• Knowledge of analysis and financial software.
• Strong creative skills to develop new and innovative solutions.
• Ability to sit at a computer for up to 8 hours a day doing repetitive motions on a keyboard.
• Ability to travel up to 20% of time per year in the US and internationally, to insecure countries or locations.
• Preferred 10+ years accounting or finance experience, with at least 5 years leadership role in an accounting function in a medium or large-size organization.
• Prior experience leading complex finance transformation initiatives.
• Non-profit experience is a plus.
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.
• Master’s degree in business or finance preferred.
• CPA certification is highly desired.
Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Directly supervises staff. Carry 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; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, etc.
FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.
Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.
Medical, Dental, Vision - employee benefits paid
401K with up to 4% employer match
Paid commuter benefits
11 paid holidays
Flexible telecommute policy
Paid day off for your birthday
An application and resume through our online system is required.