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Global Action

Director of Finance

Global Action
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 06/03/2008
Categories: Financial Services/Insurance
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Job Title: Director of Finance

Reports To: International President

Manages the following position(s): Senior Accounting Specialist

Status: Full-time, exempt

JOB PURPOSE: To work in close coordination with the International President and National Directors to ensure that Global Actions worldwide financial operations are sound and run smoothly.


Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Supports and upholds Global Actions policies, values and statement of faith.
Maintains a positive and respectful attitude and acts as a role model within and outside the ministry.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize and execute tasks with minimal supervision.
Responsibilities include interaction with donors, various staff within Global Action, volunteers and vendors.
Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.
Available and willing to occasionally work extra hours on evenings and weekends.


Develop and monitor annual operating budgets.
Monitor and forecast cash flow.
Oversee annual audits by independent auditing firm and worldwide audit process.
Consolidate and manage the financial reports from various Global Action offices. Analyze and interpret financials and provide management reports, other business reports and trends for leadership discussion and decision.
Forecast organizations long term financial needs.
Interact with and provide training, guidance, and advice to national directors and their accounting staff.
Ensure compliance to tax and other regulatory requirements.
Ensure compliance with ECFA operational and financial requirements.
Maintain awareness of international offices financial statuses.
Provide sound financial updates on program funding and income needs to the Development team.
Other duties as assigned.



Certified Public Accountant certificate is required.
Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting is required.
Masters degree or equivalent in experience is preferred.


At least five years of experience as Director of Finance or an equivalent role is required.
Experience in non profit accounting is required.
Experience managing an accounting department is required.
Experience with international accounting departments is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Strong organization skills and problem solving logic with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to effectively communicate across cultures, organizational levels and functions.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft office products including Outlook, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word, and accounting software.
Solid understanding of non profit finances and financial reports.
Sharp, strategic, and strong people management and leadership.


Highly-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Ambitious self-starter.
Positive attitude and ability to look at challenges as opportunities.
Flexible and willing to accommodate changing circumstances and situations.
A passion for sharing the vision of Global Action in a way that influences listeners to participate.
Interacts well with others in high pressure situations.
Exhibits a global worldview.


Physical demands:

Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.
Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collects, compiles, compares, and prepares work documents, set-up and maintain work files.
Must spend majority of time concentrating on LCD identifying and updating information.
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs; retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking; carrying; grasping; hearing; seeing; sitting; kneeling; climbing; balancing; stooping; crouching and reaching.

Working conditions:

May require travel in developing countries with exposure to safety and disease hazards.
Climate controlled general office environment.
International travel is required.
Overtime hours may be required.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Global Action. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholders responsibility.