NEWS: Finance leadership opportunity at IFES, Washington D.C.

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Are you an experienced financial professional interested in providing leadership to a 600 person and $70 million per year global organization? Then you shouldn't miss this newly announced vacancy at IFES – the global leader in democracy promotion. Closing Date: 2016-04-09.

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit organization based in Arlington (Washington D.C), USA.

IFES supports citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections.The organizations’ independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. Founded in 1987, IFES has since worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies. Read more about IFES here.

IFES are now recruiting a Chief Finance Officer (CFO). This is an opportunity to be part of the senior management of IFES and play a key role in the organization's strategic development.  

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report to the Chief Executive Officer/President and report into the Board Audit and Financial Committee. The incumbent will provide strategic financial leadership and will be a part of the IFES Executive Management team.

The CFO will serve as a hands-on financial leader with responsibility for broad oversight and protection of the assets of the organization and its related domestic and foreign funding. He/she will serves as a strategic business partner to the Executive Leadership and Senior Management teams to collaboratively develop and implement systems and organizational structure to support the overall business strategic plan.

The CFO will assist the CEO in assessing and identifying operational strategies, performance metrics and financial challenges and opportunities to meet the challenging demands of a diverse donor base and multiple currency management. This forward-leaning individual will also assure the financial viability of the organization through proactive analysis and sound administration of policies and procedures.

As a part of the Executive team the CFO will work towards improving operational efficiency, meet the challenging demands of the changing landscape of multiple currency funding and geographies in which IFES operates. He/ She will ensure excellence in a decentralized, world-wide operation to control all fiscal activities in numerous countries in an effective and efficient manner, while creating platforms that create opportunities to scale the organization.

You will find the full job description with all requirements here

Photo: IFES Headquarters in Arlington (USA), the second-largest principal city of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.