Regional Field Financial Manager At American Bar Association

TITLE: Regional Field Financial Manager, South America

LOCATION: Bogota, Colombia

REPORTS TO: Country Director

ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups.


ABA ROLI seeks a full-time Regional Field Financial Manager to oversee the financial and administration operations in our office based in Bogota, Colombia, and new programs in South America. Under the supervision of the Country Director (CD) and ABA ROLI Latin American and the Caribbean Division Director (located in Washington, DC), the Regional Field Financial Manager will work with ABA ROLI program and finance teams in Washington, DC to provide financial management of the field office and all programs in the assigned portfolio. The RFFM will work closely with the appropriate CD to ensure compliance with donor and ABA ROLI policies and procedures. The RFFM also works to oversee personnel management and ensure compliance with local laws.


The duties of this post include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing office funds, including bank accounts and petty cash;
  • Preparing detailed monthly expense reports in English, using QuickBooks software;
  • Maintain the office cash and bank accounts, conducting monthly bank and cash reconciliations;
  • Preparing monthly office cash forecasts;
  • Preparing staff рауroll and lосаl tax payments;
  • Monitoring program spending for the duration of the grants;
  • Ensuring timely payment to vendors in compliance with ABA ROLI policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining office financial and operational policies, including security policies in collaboration with ABA ROLI’s field office and Washington-based security staff;
  • Working with local field-based staff on financial management and compliance, including training staff on ABA ROLI policies and procedures, and supervising field financial personnel;
  • Overseeing the Office Administrator in the drafting, executing, and managing contracts for staff, consultants, and vendors; as well as maintenance of resident staff timesheets, tracking of leave time;
  • Preparing and allocating shared costs
  • Other related duties as required.

Academic and Professional Qualifications Required:

  1. Education: A University Bachelor’s degree in accounting, management &

administration, commerce or finance, and

  1. Professional Years’ Experience: At least seven (7) years of senior financial management experience in Colombia within an international non-governmental organization (INGO) or multilateral institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Skills: The applicant shall have:
  2. Experience working with US government-funded projects, including familiarity with OMB Circular financial regulations;
  3. Experience and familiarity with general auditing principles and standards;
  4. Experience with fleet maintenance cost management;
  5. Experience establishing internal controls for effective cash management;
  6. Experience in the preparation of fixed and expendables assets inventory reports;
  7. Experience with, and knowledge of, U.S. Government procurement regulations;
  8. Experience with preparing and forecasting budgets;
  9. Experience managing staff and working within a team composed of administrative, financial and programmatic staff;
  10. Experience in human resource management and/or office administration;
  11. Comfortable working in an insecure or post-conflict setting preferable;
  12. Advanced skills in QuickBooks, Excel, and Word;
  13. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in English;
  14. High degree of organization, professionalism, integrity, trustworthiness and flexibility;
  15. Ability to use discretion when working with confidential documents and information;
  16. Ability to operate efficiently while juggling multiple priorities.
  17. Language: Fluent in Spanish and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional Years’ Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in the international development field.

Particular & Application information

  1. Remuneration: Salary and benefit details will only be discussed with candidates selected

for interviews. The ABA offers a competitive compensation packages comparable to those offered by similar international organizations

  1. Equal Opportunities: ABA is an equal opportunity employer that offers equal chances to

men and women. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Application:
  2. Interested applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position must submit their CVs via email to:
  3. Applications sent after the required submission deadline will not be considered.
  4. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for the next stage of the recruitment process

Applications for the position shall be received until Applications received after 12:00 Mid-night on will NOT be considered.

How to apply

Applications for the position shall be received until Applications received after 12:00 Mid-night on will NOT be considered.

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