Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer

Nonprofit CFO/COO responsibilities include overseeing cash flow planning, preparing and reviewing budgets and tracking operational metrics, and oversee all internal functions. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of risk management methods and the ability to create forecasting models.

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities

·  Financial Management: Oversee the work of the finance function as a whole to ensure compliance with regulatory andfunders requirements; efficient and effective management of the finance function; accuracy and reliability of financial information; and the overall management funding and expenditure

·  Strategic Operations and Administration: Provide support to the CEO in the area of forward work planning, strategic financial management, budgetary analysis and reporting.

·  Audit,Compliance and Internal Controls: Ensure all renditions, audits and statutory compliance are carried out on time, in line with regulations and compliance requirements.Prepare compliance reports for the Board and the CEO as required.

·  Management Accounting: Setup and continue to improve effective management accounting systems and processes

·  Grants Accounting: in cooperation with the Program Officers and grantees, as required, oversee preparation of budgets and financial reports for submission to granting agencies

·  Management of Information Technology (IT) Oversees, and ensures effective use of, Information Technology systems to support fundraising and organizational business processes, including document management, client relationships management(CRM), event support, and grant management systems. Leverages Information Technology to support core business initiatives. Establishes and maintains budget/cost management for (IT)

·  Security: Manages security of employees travelling internationally and overseeing decisions regarding travel and ensuring staff has the required resources and support.

·  Investment Management: Undertake the management of AKF USA assets and securities, including tracking investment performance and providing financial statement analysis to the Board and the CEO

·  Donations Management: Oversee the administration of all donations including institutional support, including keeping accurate records on donations given, donor contact information, anddonations reporting

·  Property Management and Interface for Legal Matters: Manages Aga Khan Foundation USA properties, property uses and processes for property management. Supervises Senior Advisor, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs as necessary

·  Leadership and Talent Management: Contributes to the Senior Management Team’s efforts to promote an organizational culture of collaboration, open and frequent communication,adaptation, alignment with a common vision, and celebration of success in achieving specific project and broader organizational objectives

·  Human Resource Management: Working closely with CEO, oversee select human resources activities including: recruitment,selection and hiring; payroll and benefits; staff support and engagement; and support for training and development.

Education and Experience

First degree from a recognized university in finance, accounting, business administration or other quantitative discipline relevant to the position from a recognized university. Master’s level qualification with at least 10 years of progressively evolving management and team leadership in a service oriented organization, International and/or non-profit experience preferred.

Job Requirements


·  Strong accounting,audit, financial management and financial analysis skills

·  Highly numerate with an ability to create, manage, interpret, and present financial analysis,forecasting and resource management

·  Excellent organizational skills

·  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

·  Strong managerial and leadership skills with ability to manage and develop high-performing teams

·  Ability to prioritize workload and function effectively within and outside the office in across-cultural, interdisciplinary environment

·  Ability to work under pressure to complete multiple tasks, meet demands and deadlines with a positive, constructive attitude

·  Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters and respond as required

·  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel; familiarity with SCALA accounting software desirable

·  Understanding of legal language in all types of business contracts and risk assessment

·  Ability to manage a heavy workload and perform effectively managing numerous significant responsibilities and challenges with competing priorities.


·  Strong working knowledge of financial, accounting, cash flow, donor, grant budgeting and investment management

·  Strong working knowledge of audit and compliance

·  Knowledge of US accounting standards and consolidated financial reporting

·  Knowledge of US government grant processes, procedures and auditing requirements

·  Understanding of legal language in all types of business contracts and risk assessment

·  An understanding of the not-for-profit sector, including donor relations and management

·  Background in strategy and business planning with the proven ability to develop and manage business plans, processes and controls to enhance efficiencies and mitigate risk

·  Demonstrate proven ability in organizational development, information technology, business transformation, fundraising, project management, asset and property management

·  Knowledge of US accounting standards, US government grant processes, procedures, auditing requirements, and consolidated financial reporting

Adept with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products


Salary: $110,000 + performance bonus

80% of Health Care is covered

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