VOLUNTEER FINANCE OFFICER

The Unmentionables Global is seeking a part-time, unpaid Finance Officer who will contribute to our international NGO’s fiscal responsibility and tracking. This position is remote, and volunteer. This is a new position, created for capacity-building, to better serve refugees across the world.

Desired contract length: six months or more.

Responsibilities

  • Navigate USA and Canadian bank accounts, tax filing procedures, and reporting. Maintain accurate financial records
  • Operate financial software for bank accounts (QuickBooks), the back-end of online giving (Classy, Moonclerk, SquareSpace, Facebook), and team communication software (Google Drive, Facebook Workplace)
  • Potentially join Board of Directors and be elected as Treasurer
  • Pull financial reports for projects, programs and periodic updates
  • Work with Development and Communications teams to ensure fundraising campaigns are most effective and adapted where necessary
  • Create financial forecasts for humanitarian projects conducted across three continents (and counting)
  • Seek cost-savings for operational expenses
  • Apply for tax-exempt and charity-specific discounts, exemptions and relationships with suppliers and transportation companies
  • Ensure all financial institutions and processes are healthy in functioning
  • Create new checks, balances, and fiscally-responsible practices for a growing international NGO
  • Assist in the preparation of accounts for internal and external audit processes
  • Plan and implement wages and payroll procedures, for the 2018 fiscal calendar
  • Research the most prudent third party entities for multiple country monetary transactions
  • Attend periodic webinars, trainings, and events related to this position on behalf of the organization

Qualifications & Experience

  • Background above reproach as financial holder and representative for North American business, organization or agency
  • Understanding of intermediate/complex USA and Canadian tax laws
  • Experience utilizing aforementioned software, or willingness to self-teach
  • Strong computer literacy
  • A zeal for organization and timeliness, matched with understanding and flexibility as needed in a blossoming charity organization
  • Experience serving a non-profit organization in some financial capacity
  • A passion for serving vulnerable, displaced peoples with Dignity Through Hygiene
  • Experience navigating grants and funding proposals
  • Comfortable working remotely and independently
  • Native English speaker
  • At least 23 years of age

 

This person will report to the Chief Operations Officer. Interested candidates should send a CV/resume, LinkedIn profile, and three relevant references to: megan.beck@theunmentionables.ca. Candidates selected for next steps will be contacted by email, to schedule an initial video interview with the COO. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis, with the intent to onboard the Finance Officer as soon as possible.

 

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