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Finance Manager, Bolivia

Location: La Paz, LP, Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Job ID: 11565
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

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Overview

Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) Finance Manager to serve in our La Paz, Bolivia field office.  In this position you will have the opportunity to lead a national finance team as you support the projects and ministry of the SP Bolivia field office. Join our team and use your gifts and talents for the Kingdom!

 

A day in the life of a Finance Manager:

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 Finance Manager you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Mentor, train and develop national staff in all areas of financial management at the La Paz base and sub bases
  • Oversee internal and external audits and reviews and ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out according to SP Policies
  • Ensure daily functions for recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, cash and bank ledgers, cash advances and field expense reports, reconciliation of cash on hand and monthly bank reconciliation are carried out
  • Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at base
  • Provide support to Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas as required. This includes training on compliance with local regulations and SP policies
  • Provide required monthly financial reports by specified deadlines to the Country Director and IHQ as assigned
  • Ensure timely submission of all local government reports and filings as required in country
  • Assist with project budget preparations and regular review
  • Maintain close and cooperative working relationships with fellow financial staff, Country Director and IHQ Regional Finance Officer
  • Maintain detailed records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner
  • Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work with the Country Director
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with an emphasis in accounting or related field of study plus two or more years related experience; CPA or equivalent certification preferred; or equivalent combination of accounting education and managerial experience.
  • Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred; understanding of in-country regulations
  • Proven management experience and a strong desire to develop and empower national staff
  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Prior experience working and living overseas; with ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Cheerful, diplomatic, encourager, concern for the spiritual well-being of the team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (required) and intuitive ability in learning new computer programs
  • Ability to travel to field sites to monitor finances
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required)

 

Job Location: La Paz, Bolivia

Type:  Full Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in both Spanish and English (required)

Travel Expectations: TBD

 

Benefits:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage 
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1yr)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days per year
  • Annual home leave – usually about 3 weeks paid time/flight paid by SP

        *If provided, R & R determined by country realities

 

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Location: La Paz, LP, Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

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