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Regional Finance Manager - Southern Africa

Overseas Opportunities

About Us: Love Justice International (LJI) is a Christian nonprofit organization compelled by God’s love to fight the world’s greatest injustices. We fight injustice in two primary ways: through our expanding anti-human trafficking work and by caring for orphaned and abandoned children. We currently work throughout Asia and Africa.

 

Position Type: Full Time; Salaried; Overseas (South Africa)

 

Position Overview: LJI's anti-human trafficking model focuses on transit monitoring. We identify, intercept, and assist trafficking victims as they are being transported—when victims and traffickers are the most visible and open to detection—and before they reach the destination where victims will be sold, hidden, and abused. Because the crime of trafficking has already commenced, we have access to actionable intelligence that can be used to assist police in the apprehension of suspects and to understand trafficking methods. To date, we have intercepted over 22,000 individuals to prevent them from being trafficked and have assisted police in the arrest of over 880 traffickers, with 46% of closed cases resulting in convictions.

LJI has recently expanded its transit-monitoring work to 14 field offices throughout Asia and Africa. The Regional Finance Manager will ensure that LJI’s fields in Southern Africa (South Africa, Malawi, and Zimbabwe) are following international accounting and Love Justice standards and will verify that they are spending money for the purpose for which it was given.

The Regional Finance Manager will report to the Africa Anti-Trafficking Director and the LJI Finance Director. This position will be based in South Africa and will involve semi-regular travel throughout the region.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The Regional Finance Manager will be responsible for advanced-level financial record-keeping for LJI’s Southern Africa offices (South Africa, Malawi, and Zimbabwe), including:

  • Maintaining the LJI-approved accounting system
  • Managing the treasury function, including cash flow and bank accounts
  • Coordinating and overseeing field offices to maintain and balance ledgers
  • Preparing financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
  • Reviewing and checking a wide variety of complex account keeping records and reports
  • Managing grant financial reporting and compliance with grant requirements relating to finance, budget, procurement, and human resources reporting, including the consolidation of the reporting for 3 countries
  • Ensuring compliance with any legal or government requirements
  • Any related work as required, including accounting and financial reporting related to any additional pilots or field offices within Southern Africa

 

Qualifications: 

  • Mature Christian faith
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • The ability to work well in cross-cultural contexts; sensitivity to different cultures
  • A strong commitment to social justice and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and willing to adapt to changing and challenging circumstances
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Ideal candidates will also have considerable knowledge of Excel and help maintain and develop a number of complex spreadsheets
  • CPA and previous bookkeeping experience preferred
  • Experience with managing United States government and other institutional grants preferred

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