Manager, Finance Operations
We amplify social impact by partnering with leaders to develop tailored solutions. Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.
IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. Our work spans various sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.
We have expertise in various rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:
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Our diverse, growing team of roughly 200 outstanding colleagues operates in nearly two dozen countries worldwide. Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.
The Manager, Financial Operations oversees the areas of finance that occur between and across the financial planning and accounting functions, and he/she will report directly to the CFO. These operational areas include, but are not limited to, Treasury functions, such as Cash Management and Cash Forecasting, Procurement, Billing and Receivables, financial governance, due diligence, and policy. The Manager will also manage our finance vendor contracts and coordinate financial projects which span across the organization. The Manager will work with the CFO to create and present reporting for senior leadership, donors, and other stakeholders. In addition, the Manager will support Accounting on audit coordination and IRS reporting such as form 990, US GAAP research and compliance, and will coordinate other special projects on behalf of the CFO.
This role is ideal for an experienced finance professional with strong organization skills, who is looking to further broaden their experience in the finance function within an organization, and get exposure to cross-organizational issues, projects, and executive leadership. This would also be an excellent role for an experienced financial professional looking to transition to the Social Sector and/or candidates from a consulting or accounting firm background who are transitioning to working within a company’s finance organization.
The Manager should have experience in accounting, preferably including US GAAP, and Internal controls, as well as exposure to project management, with demonstrated success working across multiple functions in an organization. Prior work in international multi-entity environments is preferred. Those applying should expect a significant amount of work produced directly on their own and will also coordinate work across the organization.
Treasury and Cash Forecasting (15-20%)
Procurement, Billing, and Finance Vendor management (15-25%)
Oversee the procurement process
Oversee external financial vendors
Billing and Accounts Receivable
Financial Controls & Governance (15-25%)
Finance Project Management and Leadership Financial Support (25-40%)
Skill and career development are core to IDinsight's values and long-term impact strategy and have been noted highlights of teammates’ experiences. IDinsighters receive significant mentorship from IDinsight leadership, support from talented peers, and considerable autonomy when ready. They maintain professional development plans and are provided "stretch" opportunities designed to strengthen various skills. Real-time feedback is embedded in our culture, and a formal structure enables maximum professional growth. Additionally, teammates have access to an annual professional development stipend that they are encouraged to explore their career interests and develop their skills.
The position is located in Delhi, Lusaka, Nairobi, Dakar, Rabat.
The start date of this position is flexible, although there is the potential to start almost immediately. We expect a minimum one-year commitment, with regular professional development conversations and potential for a long-term career at IDinsight.
IDinsight can sponsor employment visas for all nationalities in these locations; however, we will prioritize candidates who do not require IDinsight to sponsor work authorization in the aforementioned countries. All candidates not currently located in our country offices listed above will be expected to relocate to their office locations at the onset of their employment.
Compensation and benefits are commensurate with the qualifications and experiences IDinsight is hiring for and competitive within the global development sector. We are especially proud of the people-focused benefits we offer, including comprehensive international health insurance, including mental health coverage; paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; relocation benefits; a travel stipend; technology and work from home stipends; a professional development budget; and more.
Please note, as a non-profit, we are unable to provide compensation similar to leading private sector organizations.
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Please ensure that your CV includes relevant professional and personal experience and details on academic qualifications. CVs can range from one to two pages. Please note that headshot photographs, parental information, birth dates, marital status, and other personal information not relevant to the application do not need to be included in your CV. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to highlight why you want to work for IDinsight specifically and what has prepared you to succeed in the role you’re applying for. A customized cover letter is an important part of IDinsight’s recruiting process as it allows us to understand your motivations for the position, relevant skills, and clarity of writing.
IDinsight is committed to reducing power asymmetries in the social sector. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflects our understanding of the need for the sector to abandon unhealthy practices of the past. We wish to be part of a new generation of international NGOs who are honest about this history and transparent about our role in the present. Our commitment is also aligned with the impact of our work.
We seek a workforce that is inclusive of a variety of perspectives that will help us refine and improve our methods and relationships and strengthen the services we provide our clients and their communities or constituencies. The following commitments represent our vision for the IDinsight team:
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