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Head of International Finance, US-Based

Permanent employee, Full-time · USA Remote

Role Summary
We are seeking an experienced and committed Head of Finance to oversee all financial aspects of ProVeg International Incorporated (“PVI Inc.”) -- which serves both as ProVeg’s US office and our international financial headquarters -- and drive the global organization’s financial strategy and planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and assessing the organization’s finances and work closely together with the ProVeg US Executive Director, International President, as well as the Board. They will streamline, implement and optimize systems and procedures to ensure the needs of the organization are fully met.  The Head of Int. Finance is a reliable professional with broad knowledge of accounting, financial management and annual reporting, and ideally charity-specific principle. They are a strategic thinker who can make the best decisions in line with our organization’s vision, mission and values. The goal is to guide ProVeg International branch towards sustainability, growth and long-term success.

We are in the process of transferring international legal and financial management systems from Germany to the US, where the PVI Inc. headquarters are based. You will develop new, and build on existing, finance operational systems (with the support from pro bono and paid external expertise as needed) to accurately account for ProVeg’s global spending (including internal spending between ProVeg entities), invest and grow our reserves, and forecast for future years.
Job Details
Reports to: President, ProVeg International & US Executive Director, ProVeg International
Department: Finance
Location: Working from home, US-based. East Coast preferred.
Hours: 40h per week
Salary: $55,000 - 70,000 USD annually
Responsibilities
  1. US finance operations: 
    • Manage and oversee US financial operations for profit, loss, and compliance. Includes budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and auditing.
    • Direct the day-to-day bookkeeping operations including oversight of accounts payable and receivable, maintain the general ledger
    • Lead on the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the US Executive Director, President, and the board
    • Prepare and present monthly (P&L and balance sheets) management reports, quarterly (variance reporting), and annual financial reports to the Executives and donors
    • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with partners and donors
    • Ensure that all of the organization's financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislation, including IRS tax & reporting requirements
    • Remain up-to-date on best practices in nonprofit finance, and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations, implement improvements as needed
    • Distribute and/or monitor Global Grant Program payments
    • Manage PVI Inc’s payroll, employee reimbursements, employee tax requirements
    • Ensure ProVeg International remains public support compliant and/or develop plan for compliance

  2. Global finance planning: 
    • Identify and address financial risks and opportunities.
    • Update and implement financial policies and procedures
    • Update and maintain the organization’s international finance IT system
    • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
    • Lead global budgeting process between all ProVeg entities in conjunction with the US Executive Director ProVeg US, President, Vice President and the International Operations Manager;

  1. Growth strategy
    • Assist with high-level decisions on growth strategy and investment, providing due diligence as necessary.
    • Develop investment policy for both growth-oriented investments and mission-oriented investments
    • Manage investment portfolio and high-yield bank accounts
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required; graduate degree or CPA preferred
  • Proven experience with a minimum of three years of working in finance, ideally in the non-profit sector
  • Experience in United States nonprofit accounting (e.g. revenue recognition, public support testing, 990 reporting)
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, audits, and other United States regulatory requirements in the nonprofit financial field
  • Collaborative attitude, solution-focused, and supportive of international colleagues (particularly Country Directors, Heads and International Executive and Operations team)
  • IT skills, including Office, with advanced proficiency in Excel and QuickBooks
  • Self-starter personality with the ability to work independently and with limited supervision
  • Excellent communication skills in English; additional language skills preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced,  small yet rapidly growing nonprofit work environment
  • Dedication to ProVeg’s mission & vision required; adherence to a vegan lifestyle strongly preferred
Benefits of working with us
  • Health coverage reimbursement 
  • 4 weeks’ paid personal leave (sick/vacation), 7 paid company holidays, 
  • Provision of a work laptop
  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements and home office arrangements
  • Strong organizational focus on personal development, well-being and mindfulness, with a designated training budget
  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world
  • And last but not least: Become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!
When?
Application deadline: 06 June 2021
Interviews: late May - June  2021
Start date: ASAP
Further information
Your application should include a cover letter and CV. Please tell us how you found this job ad. Please send us your application using our online form. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you!
 
The upcoming steps include:
  1. A first phone interview with HR
  2. Online test
  3. A second interview with the team
  4. The final decision may require an additional interview, usually with Senior Management
About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your application
We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:
  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.

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