Finance & Operations Manager
Chicago, USA - Full-Time
RefuSHE protects, nurtures, educates, and empowers young refugee women and girls in East Africa through a unique holistic model that provides shelter, education, case management, counseling, child care, legal advocacy, and vocational training. RefuSHE’s holistic program meets the imminent needs of unaccompanied, separated and orphaned refugee girls, young women, and their children.
Founded in 2008, RefuSHE is a U.S. nonprofit with headquarters in Chicago and operations in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in East Africa. Over the past ten years, RefuSHE has grown to become a leading institution and global thought-leader in the field of refugee protection. Today, RefuSHE is poised for strategic growth and scale. We are looking for someone who has a passion for social change, aspires to use their talent for good, and thrives in fast-pace growth environments.
RefuSHE is seeking a detail-oriented, culturally sensitive, and dynamic individual to support finance and operations functions across our offices in the US and Kenya. We are looking for a forward-thinking professional with demonstrated financial and operational experience who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and work in a nimble multi-cultural environment.
The Finance & Operations Manager will support our US Director of Finance and Operations in various accounting, finance, and business operations related responsibilities within the organization. The Manager will also provide assistance to our Grants Management and Business Development teams to support the development of financial reports and proposals.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a non-profit organization, superb attention to detail and organizational skills, critical thinking skills, and a tenacity to ensure work product is correct and accomplished in a timely fashion.
RefuSHE is poised for growth, as such we are looking for a candidate with the drive and tenacity to build out this position to grow with the organization.
Monthly Financial Reconciliation (30%)
Track revenue and expenditures
Reconcile transactions with bank statements
Complete temporarily restricted net asset and other balance sheet reconciliations
Assemble, compile, and upload supporting documentation
Assist in month-end closing process, including consolidating Kenya transactions, making journal entries, and running and reviewing financial reports
Revenue and Expense Processing (30%)
Ensure donations are properly recorded into Salesforce
Ensure all Artisan sales are properly deposited and recorded
Process reimbursements to staff, volunteers, and U.S. Executive Board members
Process payments to vendors and external contractors
Provide periodic reports and updates to development team on revenue
Operations Support (25%)
Point of contact for Salesforce in Finance and Operations department
Provide administrative support for general office operations
Assist with U.S. Artisans inventory management
Draft and update policies and procedures
Schedule meetings for CFO, answer organization phone, receive visitors
Assist staff on a variety of special projects
Grants Management Support (10%)
Support Grants Management team by providing accurate financial reporting and budgets for reports and proposals
Work with the finance and M&E teams in Kenya to accurately collate financials for reports and proposals
Other duties as assigned (5%)
Required and desired experience
Commitment to the mission and vision of RefuSHE
2-5+ years of experience managing financial processes
2-5+ years of experience coordinating or managing operations
BA/BS or higher in finance, accounting, business or similar degree/experience
Highly organized and able to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously and on schedule
Working knowledge of MS Office Products with high working knowledge of Excel
Proficiency in Quickbooks Online
Proven ability to meet deadlines, excellent time-management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to multi-task and effectively prioritize work
Ability to skillfully navigate cross-cultural dynamics
Prior experience working at a nonprofit or dynamic for-profit
Working with a global nonprofit a strong PLUS
Working knowledge of Salesforce and web and sales analytics
Experience developing operational procedures, processes, and policies
Experience with nonprofit grant reporting and requirements a plus, especially federal awards
Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, start-up, multicultural, flexible, and team-oriented environment
Passion for creating positive social impact - interest in refugee, women, and/or girls issues a plus
salary & benefits
Salary offered is competitive and based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The benefits package offers medical and dental healthcare coverage, and an employer-matched retirement plan. Professional development opportunities are available.
To express your interest in this role please submit your resume and cover letter to RefuSHE’s Chief of Staff Ariana Erickson aerickson (a) refushe.org
RefuSHE is an equal opportunity employer and strongly applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.