Our mission to provide hope to those in need began in 1978. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries and healthcare services.
Mercy Ships has focused our attention on providing surgery and strengthening the healthcare infrastructure in the nations we serve. Thanks to the faithful support of friends, volunteers and partners, children, women, men, and families suffering from painful, disfiguring, and often-preventable diseases have found the healing they so desperately needed.
Despite our impact, many more children and families are waiting. We believe that, together with the nations we serve, we have the potential to make a difference in the lives of thousands in the immediate future and for decades to come.
About the role
Mercy Ships is looking for an experienced CPA with a solid financial management background in a multinational/multilateral work context, strong business acumen and strategic insight to be their next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the CEO, this role is a member of the Executive Management Team.
The position is accountable for the revenue and financial/administrative and risk management operations of the organization. This includes oversight of the development and execution of revenue development strategy, financial and operational strategy, revenue and financial metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve assets and report accurate financial results. In addition, the CFO is responsible for assuring compliance with legal and regulatory financial and reporting requirements. The CFO also provides leadership for cash management planning, annual audits, and budget planning and management processes.
Candidates must have the right to work in the United States.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
Compliance and Risk Management
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Computer Skills – Proficient in using Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), as well as the ability and willingness to learn new software products such as Abila MIP Fund Accounting, and Donor Perfect.
Additionally, the candidate must:
Working Conditions: Will work in an office environment. Travel to quarterly board meetings and an occasional trip to the Ship in Africa is required.
Education and Experience
The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required.
How to Apply
Closing date: 4th September 2023
To apply please click ‘apply for job’
Please submit your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a 1-page cover letter, which includes a statement of faith that outlines how your personal beliefs, practices and motivating factors are in alignment with Mercy Ships’ mission, vision and values.
All application documents (cover letter and CV) should be submitted in English.
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