African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) – Finance Officer (FO).

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The Finance Officer (FO) is an integral member of the AWF Central Finance team. The FO will support the Classroom Africa program provide accounting and administration of AWF’s impact investments in two Conservation Bonds and provide financial management support to the central finance team in the areas of procurement, payables and general accounting as needed.
This position reports to the Senior Accounting and Compliance Manager with a matrix reporting to the Vice President, Technology and Innovation on matters of Conservation Bonds.
Occasional trips to the field may be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, Certified Public Accountant designation, or related relevant degree required;
  • At least three years of work experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, grant financial management, cash management, or related duties;
  • Knowledge of, and prior experience with, financial management software
  • Basic understanding of fund account management preferred;
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel required;
  • Prior experience within a finance department of a non-governmental organization, non-profit, or other grant-based institution;
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and cultural sensitivity. Knowledge of French and/or local languages preferred;
  • The entrepreneurial drive and passion to maximize the potential AWF;
  • Willingness to travel, sometimes to remote locations within Africa; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to conservation in Africa.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, exercise good judgment, and quickly identify and resolve problems with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional;
  • Ability to provide good customer service with patience and a sense of urgency;
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff, partners and stakeholders




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