Director, Finance & Operations

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Director, Finance & Operations

Job Category: Finance, Grants & Contracts

Synergos

New York, NY

Description

Synergos is seeking a Director, Finance & Operations who is a strong collaborator with effective interpersonal, reflective and analytical skills, able to work seamlessly across cultures, networks and various organizational units. S/he will be a member of the Executive Team with a leadership role in leading an effective and service-oriented financial management infrastructure to ensure alignment between finance, shared services and strategic priorities to sustain a sound financial health of the organization.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director, Finance & Operations, will oversee shared services, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations and Administrative Services. S/he will ensure the efficient running of day-to-day operations at all Synergos offices/locations around the world, compliance with all regulatory and funder requirements and lead long-term improvement projects in all aspects of the support functions based on trust and excellent relationship management

Responsibilities

• Provide strategy and leadership to enhance the effectiveness and impact of all programs and activities by overseeing all of the organization’s support service functions globally
• Manages processes, controls and vendors, fiscal management, financial planning, audit, cash management, investments and any issues of taxation.
• Responsible for budgeting, forecasts and provides analysis to the executive team on a regular basis
• Provide accurate, timely and useful financial information to ensure leadership and programmatic units can carry out their responsibilities effectively
• Oversees HR team responsible for all HR policies, programs, compensation, benefits, and compliance measures that contribute to a high performance, values-based culture
• Oversees IT team to maintain efficient and client-serving technology systems to support all programs and activities, including hardware, software and management information and knowledge management systems
• Supports Operations team to manage vendors and processes responsible for purchasing, property management, contracting, insurance and legal matters
• Serves as a member of the Executive Team, providing counsel about organizational issues of strategy, goals, policies and practices as required

Requirements

Education
Master’s degree in Finance or equivalent degree is strongly preferred
Background
• Minimum 10 years of hands on leadership that includes at least five years’ experience managing operations, finance and support functions in a non-for-profit organization
• Solid finance and/or accounting practices management experience
• Outstanding abilities to develop and implement strategies, manage and mentor staff, manage complex initiatives and oversee budgets, planning financial management and administrative services
• A good understanding of how to conceptualize, frame and guide human resources and organizational development activities
• An intimate knowledge of diverse cultures, experience working with a global staff, and with managing field offices preferred
• A good understanding of information technology management, including a deep understanding of how to match organizational needs with efficient and effective systems
• In depth knowledge of financial applications, databases including QuickBooks Enterprise
Professional skills
• Entrepreneurial
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong client service orientation and good listening skills
• Highly professional and rigorous
• Driven, hard-working and strong collaborator
• Team player, open, pleasant to work with and positive in a group dynamic
• Ability to coach, mentor, manage and develop capacity of team members
Personal attributes
• Loyal, willing to join a team for a long-term commitment.
• Highest ethical standards
• Flexible and creative: ability to build empathy and trust within the organization and with external stakeholders
• Good interpersonal skills but also judgment independency / autonomy

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Why You Should Work at Synergos
• We’re a values-oriented organization helping create a better world
• We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits
• You'll work with diverse, collegial staff and innovative members of our networks around the world

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter highlighting your major achievements relevant to this position and your resume to jobs1@synergos.org and indicate Director, Finance & Operations in the subject.
No phone calls please