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Director of the Finance Department

Company Name
NGO - Guatemala
Location Jocotenango , Guatemala
Date Posted November 2, 2017
Category Finance & Administration
Job Type Full Time
Duration 1 year minimum
Closing date for applications 08/12/2017
Experience Required 1+ year


We are a registered charity in Guatemala, the UK and US, who work in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala to empower them and ensure they develop the tools they need to break free from the cycle of poverty.

Job Description
We are looking for a highly motivated Finance Officer who believes in the value of education and is interested in developing a career in accountancy and finance.
The successful candidate will be in charge of budget management globally and day-to-day bookkeeping on site, providing management information and ensuring compliance of local laws.
The Finance Director is a full time, management position which also supervises the local administrative team. The successful applicant will report directly to the Foundation Coordinator.
Key Responsibilities & Duties
The Director of the Finance Department´s key responsibilities, as follows, are non-exhaustive and additional duties may be required and assigned.
Key Responsibilities & Duties:
Management of the project's budget and the Foundation's cash flow.
Collaborate with the different area managers to draft a general consolidated budget in advance of the upcoming year for the approval of the Board of Directors, as well as keeping the informed of monthly performance in their respective areas.
Coordinate and supervise the Finance Administration team in Guatemala.
Maintain in order and up to date the legal management of the Foundation, ensuring that all Guatemalan laws are complied with: tax declarations, monthly payroll, employment contracts and related tasks, issuing of invoices for services and donations, amongst others.
Reconcile on a monthly basis the accounts of the project as well as those of the fundraising offices in England and in USA and then consolidate the results to obtain the global accounts.
Write internal management information reports on a monthly basis about the financial situation of each country, analyzing and measuring the actual performance against the budget and undertaking cash-flow projections to be able to make informed decisions about the services provided.
Liaise with UK Board, USA Board, UK Office and local external accountant to achieve the above.
Participate in meetings, workshops, trainings, and seminars for the purpose of professional and personal development in the role and identify the needs of team members.
Chair regular meetings with the Administrative team and perform reviews periodically.
Assist with the development of key Foundation Policies and Procedures, in conjunction with Directors, for overall efficient and effective operation of all programmes in Guatemala, when necessary.
Attend and participate in meetings with the Foundation's Education or Administration team, when necessary or requested.
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