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Regional Finance Officer

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 14827
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

Job Description

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Samaritan's Purse is seeking a Regional Finance Officer (RFO) to join the Field Finance team at our International Headquarters location in Boone, NC. As a Regional Finance Officer (RFO), you will be responsible for providing strategic input to Projects Leadership regarding fiscal function and performance of the assigned region. You will be providing financial guidance and direction to the assigned field offices. The RFO will also be providing financial management and assistance with Awards received from external funders and Affiliates, as well as ensuring the integrity of field office financial data uploaded to the ministry-wide financial system. International travel will be required. Join the team and use your gifts and talents for the Kingdom!

A day in the life of a Regional Finance Officer (RFO):

At Samaritan's Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff, and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Regional Finance Officer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Advises Projects Leadership on the financial management performance of assigned field offices, and informs leadership of financial issues originating from and/or affecting assigned field offices
  • Provides timely and accurate financial analysis for assigned field offices
  • Oversees the finance function in assigned field offices. Communicate directly with field finance managers and accountants to provide instructions, corrections, and other work-related information
  • Guides and directs Finance Managers in a proper structure of their in-country finance team to help ensure financial integrity
  • Monitors internal controls and perform periodic assessments to identify risks associated with financial operations within assigned region
  • Travels to field sites to ensure proper implementation of finance-related policies and procedures, for temporary assignments, and for other objectives as needed
  • Participates in regional team meetings, coordination, and planning. Serves as the principal liaison with Projects Leadership for all finance-related matters in the assigned field offices
  • Develops and implements training programs for finance staff and for others as needed
  • Facilitates funds requests from field offices, and monitors cash and bank balances. Provides analysis of the cash position to Projects Leadership accordingly
  • Facilitates the calculation and payment of in-country taxes associated with International Field Staff in assigned field offices as necessary
  • Participates in the recruitment, interviews, and selection of field finance staff as needed
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of financial aspects of assigned Samaritan's Purse projects and activities in order to respond to general inquiries
  • Follows policies and procedures of Samaritans Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual
  • Maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • Attends daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, its donors, and volunteers
  • Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelors degree from a 4-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field of study
  • 3-5+ years related experience and/or training (required)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (a plus)
  • Knowledge of Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • International experience and demonstrated success in cross-cultural communication and ministry (preferred)
  • Effective in leading in-person and remote trainings
  • Ability to calculate, present, and analyze financial information
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, readiness, and ability to work with a diverse team in a pressured environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams across the organization
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions under pressure. International Travel required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including proficiency in Excel and Outlook (required)

Job Location: International Headquarters (Boone, NC)

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: Frequent International travel. Approximately 60 days/year. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary.


  • Onsite Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days


Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe Gods plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2024

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