Director of Finance, Madagascar Program
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
About the organization
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.
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The position holder will be in charge of all financial management activities of WCS Madagascar. Further, this role is responsible for coordinating all financial and accounting management activities of the WCS Madagascar Country Program to ensure compliance with GAAP and WCS financial policies & procedures, donor and statutory requirements, payments, receipts and cash management, and ensure completeness and accuracy of Madagascar Country Program financial accounts.
This role will prepare accurate and complete financial reports of all WCS activities in compliance with WCS accounting policies & procedures and appropriate grant donor requirements. The Finance Director will lead in ensuring that resources are secured, safeguarded and utilized for intended purposes. The role will ensure the provision of financial performance insight, support for financial planning, funds management and insurance over the financial control environment.
• Bachelor of Accountancy Degree or equivalent accounting qualifications from recognized institutions.
• Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, of which at least 2 years must be at a senior management level
• Experience in monitoring budgets, cash flow management and systems development.
• Demonstrated sound and in-depth knowledge of GAAP, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, and Taxation Law of Madagascar.
• Experience using an ERP system
• Advanced knowledge of Excel desirable
• People management experience desirable.
• Knowledge of accounting for non-profit organizations and donor regulations are desirable
Contact email: [email protected]
Application files consisting of motivation letter, CV and expected salary to be sent before 30 October, 2020 to the following address:
The full terms of reference of the position can be requested by emailing the following address: [email protected]
WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates.
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