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Living Goods

Delivering Data Driven Care Door to Door to over 6 Million People

Living Goods saves lives at scale by supporting digitally empowered community health workers who deliver care on call, making it easy for families in need to get their health needs met. Funders, governments and public health leaders all recognize Living Goods as one of the most deeply impactful, efficient and influential community health platforms. Living Goods serves as the principal community health and technology partner to three counties with a total population of over 100 million people.

 

  • Saving Lives: Two independent randomized control trials show Living Goods is reducing child deaths by 25-30%. Where LG works 95% of children are born in facilities and 95% of kids fully complete their immunizations.
  • Delivering at Scale: Living Goods supported CHW’s provide care for over 6 million people. LG serves as the primary community health and digitization partner to Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Uganda.
  • Low Cost: Perhaps the greatest challenge in scaling community health is doing so a cost that countries can afford. Living Goods delivers comprehensive community care, including compensation, supervision, medicines, and digital tools for under $3 per capita annually.
  • Technology Leadership: 0ver 10,000 health workers use LG’s SmartHealth platform to provide accurate guided diagnoses, ensure timely follow ups, and deliver performance data in real time.
  • Leading Funders: LG is supported by many of the leading global health funders including: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, The Skoll Foundation, Elma Philanthropies, Virgin Unite, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, USAID, The Global Fund and many others.

Role purpose

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

 

Living Goods endeavors to improve access to essential healthcare services in undeserved regions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe community health is critical to deliver Universal Health Coverage and that community health workers (CHWs) are essential, because they bring health services to people’s doorsteps. But to truly make an impact, CHWs need to be digitally empowered, equipped with treatments, effectively supervised, and compensated.

 

We also help governments transform their community health systems and workforces.  We have transformed ability of community health workers to have a lifesaving impact across Africa. These community health workers educate, assess, treat, and refer for common illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria that affect children under 5, they help ensure children get immunized on time, and they support women through their pregnancies and with family planning.  They also provide primary healthcare to millions of people at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses. 

 

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day.

 

The Director Accounting Services (Global Controller) directs and develops the organizations international accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives. The Director Accounting Services lead all day-to-day accounting operations and oversees the accounting functions in each country of operation ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and internal policies. Ensures the preparation and analysis of all financial statutory reports to meet the needs of the organizations and comply with all applicable regulations. The Global Controller is expected to have and maintain in-depth, and up to date knowledge and understanding of both US and International accounting principles. Provide advice to management of changes in accounting regulations or practices that may impact operations and reporting. The Global controller will create functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function of accounting. Develop policies and procedures to support the functional infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities

Accounting, Reporting and Internal Controls:

  • Maintain accounting, statutory financial reporting, financial controls, and information systems to ensure adequate records, appropriate authorizations of transactions, and safeguarding of assets.
  • Drive overall ownership and accountability regarding Controller-ship initiatives across the organisation, including key Controller-ship metrics (statutory financial statement filings, statutory audit requirements, account reconciliations, etc.)
  • Interpret and implement Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other standards applicable to LGs operational jurisdictions.
  • Compliance focal point for accounting issues.
  • Initiate process improvements.
  • Coordinate and lead all local and international audit and proper filing of statutory and tax returns.
  • Prepare for and manage all external audits and support country specific audits in collaboration with country finance leads.
  • Research and resolve technical accounting issues, including consultation with external auditors, and country accounting teams.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions across all LG operations and jurisdictions.
  • Assume a key role in collaboration with the Financial Analysis and Grant reporting teams in annual planning, budgeting and in monitoring revenue and expenditure against budget.

 

Treasury:

  • Oversee cash flow planning and forecasting and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee banking relationships of the US entity.
  • Ensure banking relationships are appropriately maintained at the country level.
  • Oversee financial strategies and activities, investments, and asset management Leadership Development.

 

Governance:

  • Support the CFO in engaging the Board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial standards and accounting policies.

 

Management and Advisory services:

  • Provide controller leadership to the rest of the organization and support the countries and operations teams to understand the implications of transactions and other matters by providing expertise and accounting guidance.
  • Lead direct and matrix reports in general accounting in support of organizational objectives.
  • Leverage strengths of the current accounting and finance team members help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs to maximize and reach best individual and organizational goals.
  • Advise management about complex financial accounting and reporting issues and transaction structuring, and current technical accounting developments.
  • Manage and support general accounting and financial reporting teams, and interactions with accounting shared service organizations including account reconciliations, closing processes, general ledger & financial systems maintenance, and accounting compliance.
  • Maintain an environment of excellence and a “can do” culture that facilitates the success of LG.

 

Essential Qualifications, Experience &Attributes

    • Experience in a complex International NGO with a budget of at least $20million annual budget.
    • In-depth knowledge of nonprofit accounting (fund accounting principles), including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
    • Broad experience with multiple funding sources, including the US government, other country governments, other bi-and multilateral donors and corporates and foundations.
    • Experience with the rules and regulations of multilateral donors.
    • Evidence of partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
    • Experience streamlining, refining and automating financial processes, including the development of user-friendly tools and training programs, and deploying suitable technology.
    • Track record of working with technology leadership to manage critical financial management and reporting systems.
    • Mission-driven, articulate professional with substantial finance and administrative management experience.
    • Keen analytical, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision-making.
    • Proven strength in building and sustaining supportive relationships and persuasively communicating institutional goals and needs.
    • Experience working in or with Africa.
    • Strong human resource management experience: ability to supervise, mentor and engage staff members and inspire credibility, confidence and build consensus.
    • Technology savvy and specific knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
    • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically with expertise in complex problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills, displays good judgment.
    • Advanced Excel skills.

 

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum Degree in Accounting or related field; Post graduate or Masters preferred.
    • At least 10 years relevant experience. Management experience of at least 5 years gained in a complex international NGO.
    • Professional certification – CPA, CA, ACCA or equivalent required.

 

Terms of Appointment

What We Offer You at Living Goods:

    • Competitive Salary Package with Annual Review: We offer competitive salary packages to ensure that our employees are fairly compensated for their contributions.
    • Medical Cover: A medical insurance scheme provides thorough medical coverage and confidence in your health and well-being.
    • Annual Leave: Employees are eligible to 25 working days or Annual paid leave.
    • Flexible working arrangements: We offer a hybrid and flexible way of work where you can be most productive.
    • Additional Perks: In addition to the above perks, you will find a range of other perks depending on your location to help you thrive in LG.

 

Compensation:

    • A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

Role Locations

The USA or East Africa are the preferred locations.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please ensure you complete the Application Form provided below by 28 June 2024 (23:59 hrs, GMT +3). It is essential that you submit your CV in English, specifically in Microsoft Word form at (.doc/.docx).

 

Applications in other languages or formats will not be considered.

 

Rest assured, all information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.

 

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Living Goods to undertake this assignment.

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