Senior Finance Officer

at Translators without Borders
Published March 13, 2022
Location Suite 500, 30 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810, Danbury, United States of America
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  


CLEAR Global is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse team where individuals of all backgrounds collaborate and learn from one another. We believe we can be most effective with diverse experience and expertise in our team. We recruit on merit, actively seek diverse applicant pools and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation, and welcome all types of diversity.


We offer in addition to salary:


an innovative work environment with a diverse and passionate team,

20 days of annual leave and 10 days of floating holidays,

the flexibility of home-based/remote work,

accommodation and per diems when on deployment.

The role


The Senior Finance Officer will work with Finance Team colleagues to provide financial reports and support to budget holders, lead on the organization's procurement and payment processes, and ensure timely and accurate accounting records and financial management information.




Reporting and budgeting


Work with teams to ensure accurate financial information, including timely budget vs actual report, forecasts, etc

Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements

Support internal departments, including country offices (in Nigeria, DRC, and Bangladesh at the moment), to maintain financial records

Prepare and review allocations vs budgets and program delivery

Review financial reports with budget holders, supporting them to make informed decisions based on financial information.

General Accounting


Ensure timely and accurate financial disbursements and up to date accounting ledgers, including preparing and uploading batch payments within our policies

Preparation of journal entries to ensure accurate accruals-based management and financial reporting on a monthly basis

Lead on the processing of payments and reconciliation of bank accounts; supporting the reconciliation of balance sheet items

Lead on procurement processes, including invoicing and payments and support the revision of the procurement process.

Other responsibilities


Assist in resolving financial related queries from team members, third parties and other stakeholders

Assist with collecting and reporting financial information as required by other staff/donors/partners

Training finance, program and other team members on processes related to finance and finance systems.

Responsible for line managing and mentoring the Junior Finance Officer/Intern.

Please note that these roles and responsibilities are approximate and may change over time.




The Senior Finance Officer should be enthusiastic about helping people get vital information, and be heard, whatever language they speak. The right candidate is an energetic team player who agrees with CLEAR Global’s basic beliefs and values and who can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.


Able to innovate to find creative solutions; willing to explore new technologies

Comfortable with and eager to make best use of CLEAR Global’s online systems, including Expensify, Zahara, banking platforms and QuickBooks Online.

Resourceful, able to get more out of small budgets

Experienced finance professional

Previous experience with nonprofit organizations, particularly in US registered not for profit

Great communication skills

Thorough and attention to detail



5+ years finance experience

Experience in accounting for grants

Humanitarian or international development experience desired

Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks Online or similar accounting packages

Knowledge of expense management, purchase order, payment systems and Slack communication system

Excellent Excel / google spreadsheet skills

Professional accounting qualification desired


Interested candidates can send their CV

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