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Regional Finance Officer (RFO) for International Disasters

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 12659
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2021

Job Description

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A day in the life of a Regional Finance Officer (RFO) for International Disasters

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well as special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to pray for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way! 

Job Duties

  • Serves as the principal liaison with the International Projects Department and the International Disaster Response Unit (IDRU) for all finance related matters related to disaster responses.
  • Serves as the on-call financial representative on the Incident Management Team (IMT).
  • Develops and leads financial training programs for International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members to improve capacity. 
  • Assists in developing financial best practices and establishing Samaritan’s Purse protocols and standards to ensure compliance with the organization’s financial practices and procedures during disaster responses.
  • Guides in-country finance team members to ensure internal controls are in place and functioning.
  • Guides in-country finance team members to ensure organizational policies, procedures, and processes are implemented.
  • Guides in-country finance team members to ensure risks are minimized when finance positions are temporarily vacant on disaster responses.
  • Develops systems and tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations in disaster responses.
  • Provides timely and accurate analysis of financial activity for disaster responses. Identifies requirements for and develops useful financial reporting templates as needed.
  • Provides ongoing support and assistance when transitioning disaster responses into International Projects’ Field Offices, ensuring that organizational financial policies and procedures are implemented properly.
  • Serves on International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) as needed. Often on short notice.
  • Follows policies and procedures of Samaritan’s 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.

In the role of Regional Finance Officer (RFO) for International Disasters, you will be responsible for supporting International disaster responses. Your primary focus is on the development, training, and readiness of Samaritan’s Purse’s disaster response capacity in Finance. The RFO assists in developing financial best practices and establishing Samaritan’s Purse protocols and standards to ensure compliance with the organization’s financial practices and procedures during disaster responses. International Travel will be required.

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

Qualifications & Experience

  • A personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to continue being an active, consistent witness for Him.
  • Bachelor’s 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).
  • Experience in International humanitarian disaster response (required).
  • Knowledge of Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • 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.
  • International experience and demonstrated success in cross-cultural communication and ministry (preferred).
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions under pressure. International Travel required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel and Outlook (required).

Job Location: International Headquarters (Boone, NC)

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Travel Expectations: Ability to travel. This position requires frequent international travel of approximately 60 days/year. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary.

Benefits

  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Twelve or more days of vacation depending on years of service
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

 

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 God’s 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: Sep 20, 2021

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