Chief Financial Officer

Out-Resource Business Support

Company Overview: Our client is a philanthropic conservation organization based in Zambia, dedicated to preserving our planet’s natural resources and wildlife. The organization combines its conservation mission with a profit-making manufacturing, sales and distribution division, ensuring financial sustainability and enhancing its ability to support and expand its conservation initiatives. This dual approach allows the organization to drive impactful conservation efforts while generating revenue to fund its mission.

Position Summary: Our Client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join their dynamic team. The CFO will play a critical role in overseeing all financial aspects of the organization, ensuring financial sustainability, transparency, and accountability in line with the company’s mission and objectives. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership qualities, financial acumen, and a passion for conservation and community development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies and plans aligned with the company’s mission and long-term goals.
  • Provide strategic financial guidance to the executive team and board of directors to support decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Oversee all financial operations, including budgeting, forecasting, cash flow management, and financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations, accounting standards, and donor requirements.
  • Implement internal controls and risk management procedures to safeguard assets and mitigate financial risks.
  • Conduct financial analysis, variance analysis, and performance evaluation to inform strategic decisions and optimize resource allocation.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for management, donors, and other stakeholders, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Manage relationships with donors and funding partners, including grant proposal development, financial reporting, and compliance.
  • Ensure effective grants management, monitoring, and reporting to meet donor requirements and objectives.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance financial sustainability, diversify revenue streams, and maximize funding opportunities.
  • Identify new sources of funding, partnerships, and investment opportunities to support company programs and initiatives.
  • Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous learning.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff across the organization on financial matters, policies, and procedures.

To apply for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), please submit a resume/CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications, and motivation for joining our team. Include at least three professional references. Applications should be submitted through the link provided. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. MBA and professional certification (e.g., Chartered Accountant and member of ZICA, ACCA) preferred.
  • Must be at least an Associate/Fellowship Grade ZICA Member.
  • Proven experience (minimum 7-10 years) in financial management and leadership roles.
  • Strong understanding of financial principles, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience in grant management, donor relations, and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the company’s mission, values, and principles of sustainable development and conservation.