Financial Manager

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Blacktown Town, Montserrado County, Liberia

Reports to: Franciscan Works Executive Director                 

Length of Position: Minimum commitment of 1 year

The Role:

The LMI Financial Manager ensures effective and sustainable financial operations and reporting to Franciscan Works and our donors. She/He initiates financial transactions and enters daily financial transactions and receipts into Quickbooks, provides daily reports to Franciscan Works, ensures that expenses meet the budget and successfully develops the operating budget and capital projects with the Mission Director.

Job description:

 The Role:

The LMI Financial Manager ensures effective and sustainable financial operations and reporting to Franciscan Works and our donors. She/He initiates financial transactions and enters daily financial transactions and receipts into Quickbooks, provides daily reports to Franciscan Works, ensures that expenses meet the budget and successfully develops the operating budget and capital projects with the Mission Director.

The responsibilities of this position include the following:

Financial Manager (Approximately 75% of this position and will vary by season):

•    Manage all day-to-day aspects of the financial operations of Liberia Mission including bookkeeping, budget tracking, payroll, procurement oversight, bidding /contracting (as needed), payment of bills, Providing daily "Balance Sheet" report to Franciscan Works, etc.

•    Assist in preparation and oversight of annual budget; produce and review monthly budget reports.

•    Assist with school registration on a yearly basis and manage the collection of tuition and fees.

•    Assist St. Anthony of Padua School with financial management and budgeting.

•    Evaluate financial policies and work with the Liberia Mission Director to improve policies and practices where needed.

•    In conjunction with LMI Director, ensure the mission is in compliance with all grant and government ministry reporting.

• Work with Franciscan Works Sponsorship Coordinator and the Director of Operations to help facilitate communication between Liberia Mission and Franciscan Work's donors. This includes facilitating Christmas and Easter mailing as well as collecting photos, newsletter quotes, etc.

•    Other duties as needed and as determined by the LMI Director as they align with Mission needs and the gifts and talents of the person in this position (25%).

 Qualifications:

·        Education requirements: 4-year degree with coursework in accounting, bookkeeping, math, business / financial management or related field preferred.

·        Fluent in English.

·        Experience in QuickBooks.

·        International experience/experience working and living in the developing world, preferred.

 Compensation:

•    Monthly stipend paid at the beginning of the month.

•    4 weeks-vacation time annually, accrued on a quarterly basis.

•    Round-trip ticket to Monrovia. If the Financial Manager agrees to commit to a second year of service, Franciscan Works will pay for a plane ticket back to Liberia after a vacation trip home and another plane ticket upon the completion of your term.

•    Reimbursement up to $200 for immunizations/vaccines needed for your time working with Liberia Mission as recommended by the CDC.

•    Reimbursement up to $1,300 annually for you to purchase an international health insurance plan. It is recommended that you contact Seven Corners for your international plan.

•    Pay for the required visas to enter, live and work in Liberia.

•    Provide room and board. Room includes a single private room on the mission grounds. Board includes shared food and basic toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Room may be shared contingent upon the number of visitors/employees at the Mission.

•    Pay cost of work related travel and provide transport between the Monrovia airport and the mission.

•    A cell phone and phone credit for work related phone calls.

•    Internet onsite at Liberia Mission.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume and a cover letter via e-mail to Elena Bettis, Director of Operations at elena@franciscanworks.org for consideration for this position.

 

A background check will be conducted on all short listed candidates.

Franciscan Works is a equal opportunity employer.