Senior Finance Manager

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

Corus International incorporating, Lutheran World Relief in Nepal is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced candidates for an anticipated U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food For Progress project in Nepal. The project is designed to address food security through improvements in the aquaculture value chain by incorporating climate smart technologies, improving end market linkages and incomes for farmers, increasing access to finance for farmers to expand trade of agricultural products, and strengthening the public and private sector.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Senior Finance Manager will practice and promote financial management that ensure efficiency and transparency in the use of financial resources in compliance with Lutheran World Relief’s financial standards.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Financial Management and Internal Control

  • Ensure that all project costs are reasonable, allowable and allocable to the project.
  • Establish financial management systems with consistent application throughout the project, including tools and training for project staff.
  • Prepare and send high quality monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to HQ according to established formats and calendar.
  • In coordination with the DCOP and COP, develop the annual project budget activities and project budgets.
  • Review with the DCOP the project budget and expenditures.
  • Coordinate internal and external audits of the project or project sub-recipients.
  • Support the DCOP and COP in the financial execution and modifications to the budget based on budget variance analysis.
  • Oversee the Project’s inventory records to safeguard all LWR assets and make periodic walk-through inventory inspections to verify their accuracy
  • Implement and train staff on established procedures to ensure that financial performance is in compliance with donor rules and regulations governing agreements signed by LWR.
  • Prepare analyses and assist the COP and DCOP in preparing budget modifications.
  • Responsible for efficiently managing payroll processes and ensuring accurate disbursement for all project’s staff members.

Grants Management

  • Oversee LWR’s grant making process including all grant administration policies, systems, and documentation to ensure compliance, incorporate best practices, and ensure excellent controls.
  • Manage pre-award assessments of new subrecipient organizations in coordination with Financial Officers and/or Financial Managers.
  • Oversee the Grants Manager and ensure all required internal and donor requirements are applied for sub-recipients.
  • Oversee financial monitoring visits to sub-recipients as needed.
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit Unit for any observations made in the financial monitoring visits.
  • Coordinate with the Grants Manager to run the full grants cycle from call for proposals, finalizing negotiations, implementation and closedown.
  • Support the Grants Manager to develop capacity building plans for partners in financial management and office administration.
  • Review financial reports from all sub-recipients, approve and upload them into the grant management system (Phoenix).
  • Review projections and request transfers of funds to each sub-recipient.
  • Continually analyze sub-recipient budgets, forecast, and spend in consult with the Grants Manager and coordinate adjustments/modifications as needed.
  • Advise the COP and DCOP on budget adjustments for sub-recipients.
  • Support the Grants Manager and other project staff in the management of sub-recipient agreements with sub-recipients.

Procurement and purchasing:

  • Develop processes and implement tools at the project level for the procurement of goods and services that meet LWR and donor agency standards.
  • Train project staff in Procurement and Purchasing processes, both LWR and donor agency requirements.
  • Advise the COP to implement procurement planning systems.
  • Assist the COP and other staff in preparing pre-approval requests when applicable.
  • Review all procurements requiring approval at the HQ level and submit completed procurements to the respective reviewers and signatories at HQ level, according to the total value specified in the institutional policies.
  • On periodic visits review a sample of procurements made at country level.


This role manages the Grants Manager and the Administrative and Finance Officer (Procurement).

Education and Experience.

  • Master’s degree in public accounting, Business Administration or equivalent. Post-graduate coursework and a CA is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in public accounting, auditing and office administration in the international NGO sector office administration, in the international NGO sector.
  • Experience working with restricted funding sources, including extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, US Department of State, US Department of Agriculture.
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of USAID, the Department of State, USDA or other U.S. government bodies, U.S. government agencies.
  • Knowledge of different grant mechanisms including cooperative agreements and contracts.
  • Experience in training, facilitation and/or support directly with communities and grassroots organizations in the country.
  • Able to work with diverse groups of people in a multicultural team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task efficiently under pressure and with little supervision.
  • Able to work with diverse groups of people in a multi-cultural team environment under pressure and with little supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Knowledge of Nepali and English languages is highly desirable, additional languages highly desirable.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and internet browsers.
  • Experience in the effective use and management of accounting and database software.

Corus International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

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