Director of Finance, Central America Region
The Regional Director of Finance oversees all finance functions of the Central American Region, including accounting, treasury, and planning & analysis. This position works cross-culturally, directing up to eight countries on finance and accounting related matters. They must be bilingual (Spanish and English) and should be native to (and live in or be willing to relocate back to) either Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala or Nicaragua. There’s also the possibility that this person could live and work out of their Miami regional office (as long as they are a native of Central America).
This position directly supervises two regional senior managers (who oversee three field accountants in each country office) and oversees the culture of staff care for all Finance staff in the Central America Region. In short, they are the “point person” for all financial matters in the region.
The ideal candidate would not merely have an accounting background, but would also have general financial management skills and experience, probably having served as a CFO, VP of Finance, Comptroller or Controller of a large corporation or NGO, with experience handling budgets in the tens of millions of dollars. They will have experience working across cultures and demonstrate strong relational and communication skills outside of the finance area, as Compassion is a large ($900 million USD), complex and diverse organization with the need for effective communication both at the corporate and field/program levels.
This person will be someone who is a strong born-again Christian who wants to use his/her God-given gifts, talents and experiences to positively impact millions of children, helping them to be released from poverty in Jesus’ name.