Director of International Finance At Medical Teams International

*Remote- open to global applicants

This position contributes to the calling of the organization by leading and guiding the organization’s international finance activities. The person in this position manages a team of advisors in building the financial capacity and technical competence of the international finance teams in country offices enabling them to achieve the highest standards of financial management and accountability to advance the mission of the organization and exceed donor expectations.

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage standards and policies of international finance functions, including direct management of two direct reports and the provision of strong technical support and capacity building of Country Office finance teams to ensure integrity and compliance with Medical Teams policies, country regulations, accounting standards and donor regulations.
  • Oversee the accounting module of the global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, including the continued buildout and implementation of new reporting and business processes. Troubleshoot and liaise with Information Systems to address issues and improve workflows.
  • Responsible for leading the month end close for all Country Offices ensuring the accuracy of their general ledgers and that monthly, quarterly, and annual reports are issued timely.
  • Provide financial oversight and monitoring, including development and implementation of sound fiscal management policies, practices, procedures, and internal controls that enhance the organization’s successful achievement of strategic plans.
  • Facilitates weekly meetings with HQ and Country Office finance teams and is available to provide daily support when required.
  • Makes frequent visits to Country Offices to conduct staff assessments, risk assessments, provide capacity building training sessions, oversee audits/verifications, and to build relationships with donors.
  • Conduct annual assessments of the capacity of international finance staff and propose staffing models based on size and complexity of the Country’s programs.
  • Create annual staff development plans for direct reports and provide input in develop plans for country office finance teams. .
  • Create and conduct grant and finance trainings to build the capacity of the international finance teams including organizing a by-annual global finance summit.
  • Lead in the setup of accounting and finance in new locations in collaboration with program and HQ staff by implementing cash management, accounting systems, hiring finance staff and training them in policies, practices, procedures, and business processes.
  • Provide assistance to global programs staff in the development of Country Office budgets.
  • Present and facilitate review of actual to projected budget expenditures with Country Office management.
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities.
  • Lead the annual Single Audit of federal grants in c248ollaboration with HQ Finance staff.
  • Oversee and support all Country Office statutory and donor audits/verifications.
  • Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to internal stakeholders.
  • Work with key donor staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship.
  • Train senior HQ staff and Country Office leadership in financial management and donor regulations to increase their capacity to ensure the sustainability of programs.
  • Lead direct reports in providing grant metrics and dashboards for tracking and monitoring to leadership and budget holders.
  • Lead direct reports in supporting the capacity development of local partners (sub recipients) to meet donor standards and regulations.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a Global Finance Manual that includes policies, procedures, and guidelines.248
  • Provide technical guidance to the county offices in responding to audit findings and by implementing correction actions to improve business processes.
  • Prepare the annual Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) proposal for timely submission.
  • Lead team in the creation or review of donor proposals and donor reports.
  • Lead the close out process for all grants.
  • Create a positive work environment for the organization’s employees.
  • In support of Country Office leadership, support the recruitment, supervision, development, and evaluation international finance staff.
  • Oversees effective human resource management including the recruitment, onboarding, supervision, performance review, and professional development of direct reports.

Other Duties:

  • 248When appropriate, incorporate the use of volunteers in daily job functions.
  • Ensures safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection policies and sexual harassment policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or closely-related field.
  • CPA License or international equivalent.
  • Ability to travel to the US and Countries where Medical Teams operates.
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.



  • Ten years’ progressively responsible accounting or finance work; at least five years with international NGO organizations; preferably field-based.
  • Experience overseeing US Government and UN Agency grant finances, compliance and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, evaluating, and supervising finance staff.


  • Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling statement and Values.
  • Strong, demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports.
  • Transparent, open, empowering management style.
  • Effective team leader able to communicate vision and directives to other staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team approach to management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Willing to work in a hands-on, informal management environment.
  • Willing and able to travel to all countries where Medical Teams works for extended periods of time as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel at short notice to country programs to provide surge capacity, support, and expertise for up to 50% of the time.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; flexible.
  • Ability to operate well in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule and weekends as needed.
  • Superior communicator. Able to communicate professionally and effectively at all levels within the organization, as well as externally, both in writing and verbally.
  • Skilled at building and maintaining a high functioning, high performing work team.
  • Moderately skilled with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook email and calendaring, PowerPoint, as well as Internet and Intranet.
  • Advanced skills with Unit 4 or similar Enterprise Resource Planning software.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to:

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
  • Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder.
  • Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Seldom to occasionally positions self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. Add more options and include field requirements.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme hot or cold weather, and very basic living conditions.

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