Sayara International is hiring an experienced Financial Controller to join its global team. This role is full-time and based remotely. Please read the full Terms of Reference below and guidelines on how to apply for this role. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are looking for a results-driven and confident Financial Controller to manage and improve our organization’s financial performance and direct our accounting operations.
The Financial Controller will lead a busy finance team which supports the activities of global development company Sayara International. Candidates should be qualified accountants (ACCA or equivalent), with at least two years of demonstrable experience managing a transactional finance department. Candidates must have excellent communication skills in English.
Duties for the Financial Controller will include managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, publishing financial statements, overseeing accounting operations, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue, coordinating auditing processes, and ensuring accuracy of financial information.
Your strategic planning and exceptional numerical proficiency as a Financial Controller will aid our organization in maintaining positive revenue and financial growth, formulating sound financial strategies, implementing proper internal controls, achieving organizational targets, and developing financial plans that support organizational strategy.
The ideal candidate should possess strong analytical skills, exceptional problem-solving skills, be highly organized, and have excellent leadership skills. The Financial Controller will streamline our accounting functions and operations, provide financial analysis and reports, train staff on business finance issues, promote regulatory compliance, and drive profitability.
The Financial Controller will report to Sayara’s President.
The Financial Controller will contribute to the work Sayara does to build positive change in societies that most need it. You will be working as part of a welcoming and diverse international team of experienced professionals.
About Sayara International:
Sayara International is a global development company that specializes in the design and implementation of rigorous research, social and behavior change communications, approaches to countering disinformation, governance strategies, and innovative programming in fragile, conflict-affected, and transitioning societies. Founded in 2003, Sayara operates in more than 30 countries across Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Sayara’s staff are based in Beirut, Dubai, Istanbul, Khartoum, Kyiv, London, Marseille, Nairobi, and Warsaw, with headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Sayara supports the programming of our clients and partners with complex and sustainable research, evaluation, data-driven policy change, socio-political analysis, strategic communication, countering violent extremism, crisis management, and humanitarian response in the most challenging environments, working with and for the most vulnerable communities worldwide. Sayara’s origins in conflict and the company’s evolution across fragile contexts have equipped us with a set of values, core operating principles, systems, and competencies unique in the global development industry.
We provide services in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL); media monitoring; social and behavior change communications (SBCC); stabilization and sub-national governance; gender studies and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG); migration, displacement, and countering people smuggling and trafficking; and youth and education.
Find out more about Sayara International:
· Prepare financial reports.
· Analyze financial data.
· Monitor internal controls.
· Oversee and prepare management accounts
· Participate in budgeting processes.
· Manage financial transactions.
· Streamline accounting functions and operations.
· Develop plans for financial growth.
· Evaluate and manage risk.
· Coordinate audit processes.
· Manage Sayara’s finance team, all based remotely.
· Other ad hoc tasks, as required.
Desired Qualifications/ Skills:
· Qualified Accountant (ACCA or equivalent).
· 2+ years’ experience managing a transactional finance department.
· International Development industry experience considered a plus.
· Proven experience in finance management.
· Good communication skills.
· Strong leadership qualities.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
· Sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals.
· Auditing experience.
· Compliance oriented.
· Proficiency in accounting software.
· Analytical skills.
· Good IT skills (Office 365).
· Strong commitment to high-quality work and integrity in all interactions.
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Location & Travel:
Remote work. Open to applicants from different geographic locations.
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week), Monday-Friday or Sunday-Thursday.
The Financial Controller will be offered a one (1) year employment contract, with a four (4) month probation period and the option for renewal, based on the discretion of, and mutual agreement between Sayara and the Financial Controller.
How to apply
Please submit your detailed CV with up-to-date contact information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “Financial Controller” as the subject line of your email. The deadline for applications is 21 January 2022. Note that CVs will be screened on a rolling basis and Sayara will offer the position to the candidate who meets the requirements – even if it is before the deadline.