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WAMERO Regional Finance Advisor

FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Job Summary:

This position will work in FHI 360’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Europe and LAC Regional Office. The Regional Office provides a country-centered approach to its partner countries by utilizing an expanded team of enterprise services establishing both the operating platform and shared services that support project implementation. The team is comprised of experts who provide programmatic, financial, human resources, information technology, and contractual strategic leadership in the geographic area of intervention.

This position will manage the LAC Regional finance team and provide support as required to the Region-wide team (including MENA and Europe). The portfolio's wide geographical span requires support in two time zones, so this position will be responsible for management and accountability of the team supporting LAC. The Associate Director will also oversee and guide procurement and grant quality assurance functions. The position is responsible for ensuring good stewardship of the portfolio while maintaining policies, procedures, and internal controls that ensure compliance to audit, generally accepted accounting principles, and ethical standards. Provide leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), GAS (Government Auditing Standards), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Develops financial risk management and control strategies. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to the regional office leadership team. Develops and manages financial analysis models. Develops and implements effective and efficient business processes and procedures. Develops formal reporting system to communicate results of audit activities to management and regulatory compliance agencies.


  • Provides strategic leadership to the LAC supporting team of financial analysts and accountants in the regional office.
  • Oversees the Quality Assurance team for the region supporting grants and procurement actions
  • Able to work with multiple country finance departments.
  • Prepares financial guidance to field offices through memos, updates to policies, and procedure manuals.
  • Assigns and audits the work of the finance department, while providing guidance to staff.
  • Monitors and updates the departmental budget.
  • Provide direct financial support to country offices in the whole region as needed.
  • Engages in the more critical and confidential aspects of financial analysis.
  • Provides final decision-making on projects and problems that may cross functional boundaries.
  • Responsible for the development of policies, systems, special financial studies, etc. of major importance.
  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative, and the ability to deal with a wide range of finance issues.
  • Works with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal and/or external effects.
  • Manages the operational and strategic functions for the finance department to ensure compliance and efficiency.
  • Provides recommendations and consults with management on financial performance and enterprise risk management.
  • Develops and implements process improvement plans for the Regional Office to ensure financial controls and operational procedures.
  • Provides leadership in financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews, and assessments processes.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest trends in financial accounting and mentors staff.
  • Develops capacity of team performance and drive for excellence.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls, and financial information systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership, and managerial skills.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership and advice to the team, exchange information, and collaborate with colleagues and peers within and outside the organization.
  • Possesses a full understanding of the organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the entire organization.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate, and work well with others.
  • Is well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations that have an impact on financial analysis and management controls.
  • Has significant experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
  • Full knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and reporting guidelines.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of a highly complex scope that require in-depth evaluation of data and other factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, for obtaining results.
  • Decisions and actions could have a severe impact on the outcomes of the business, research, and/or programmatic operations of major segments of the organization.
  • Failure to provide timely financial reports and accurate advice could negatively impact cross-functional business segments.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Manages staff holding jobs in the same or similar job families or functions.
  • Manages and develops staff to meet departmental and organizational strategic goals.
  • Accounts for the budget, procedures, and training of staff to achieve results.
  • Develops and recommends solutions to help management meet the internal and external needs of the company.
  • Reports to the Director, Regional Finance and Operations support.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent.


  • Minimum of 8+ years of finance management experience.
  • Experience managing/leading a finance department is required.
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate clearly and positively with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English;
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Experience in LAC a plus
  • Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO) required.
  • Experience working with an international organization.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move 5-25 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Laptop, Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%-25%

The expected US Based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidates FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $110,000- $147,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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