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Finance Manager

About Kaizen:

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements, and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals.

We leverage existing knowledge, technology and new media, and local peer networks to support local reforms. Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 100 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, governance, economic growth, environment and water, energy, and global law enforcement.

Scope and Objectives:

The Kaizen Company seeks a full-time Finance Manager to support the USAID Local Solutions program that builds capacity for local civil society organizations (CSOs) that implement USAID-funded grant programs. This position will provide finance management for the program itself in collaboration with the home office, while also supporting capacity development efforts of CSOs in the areas of Finance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Management
    • Input and maintain project's financial books in Quickbooks
    • Petty cash management & monthly reconciliation
    • Monthly field office expense report preparation
    • Monthly bank reconciliation
    • Management of field office budget
    • Monthly cash advance request preparation
    • Ensure compliance with Kaizen and USAID accounting & finance system and requirements, including procurements, accounting documentation and back up, filing systems, etc.
    • Support in the generation of financial reports to USAID as needed/ requested
    • Staff expense report review
    • Other financial tasks as needed
  • Technical Financial Support
    • When not otherwise occupied by aforementioned Financial Management responsibilities listed above, the position will support the program to implement its Financial Management Capacity Building to CSOs via various means, including, but not limited to: conducting trainings, developing training materials, reviewing/ updating Capacity Development Plans, providing Technical Assistance and Mentoring services for CSOs, and other tasks as needed or requested by the Project Director. 

Qualifications

  • A degree in finance, accounting, business, business, public administration, or a related field.
  • At least three years’ experience in finance roles, including at least two years’ experience with international donor-funded projects.
  • Fluent Spanish and working proficiency in English is required.
  • Must be authorized to work in El Salvador.
  • Experience in training and/or capacity building is a plus. 
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