Director, Strategic Finance

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Budget and Accounting, Finance, Management and Strategy
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The External Relations (ER) department is a crucial team at the International Rescue Committee, responsible for raising the essential funds to improve outcomes for our clients, while growing and protecting our global brand. The hardworking people who make up this department are committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships, and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. ER is comprised of 4 complementary functions: Private fundraising, Marketing & Mobilization, Policy and Advocacy, and Business Operations and Analytics.

Three years ago, ER obtained an ambitious multi-year investment, the first ever done at IRC, with the aim of doubling the size of private fundraising in 5 years as well as strengthening IRC’s brand and influence. Given the strong track record of the team, we are now in the process of developing a second strategic investment to push our growth even further.

The Director of Strategic Finance will have a leading role in supporting ER in implementing and achieving this exciting new strategy.

If you are passionate about continuous learning and problem-solving, have strong business and analytical competencies, and have outstanding social skills, this could be a perfect role for you!

Job Overview

The Director of Strategic Finance is a senior leader of the Business Operations and Analytics team within ER. This team is the backbone of the department and provides strategy and financial planning, analytics, and operations support for all of ER.

The Director will lead and develop a team of 4 FP&A analysts situated across the US and Europe. They will lead budgeting, financial modeling and analysis, and revenue forecasting for all teams within ER globally. They will act as thought-partner to ER leadership advising them on key business decisions related to strategic investments, cost reductions, and revenue opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the preparation of ER annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, and reporting with a strong revenue forecasting component.
  • Develop and lead the annual budget planning process and the quarterly financial performance reviews with ER SVP, CFO, and CEO
  • Evaluate the financial and strategic impact of new business opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance and accuracy of all financial reporting.
  • Lead and support revenue reconciliation between the CRM system (Salesforce) and the ERP system, partnering closely with business teams and Finance.
  • Support, mentor and develop the team. Promote a positive, collaborative, efficient team working environment where team members enjoy working with each other and feel able to do impactful work and grow professionally over time.
  • Take personal responsibility for the success of FP&A, promoting and standing behind their successes, and openly acknowledge and act on areas for improvement. Embrace and demonstrate an ownership mentality.

Key working relationships

Position Reports to: A dual reporting structure to both the Vice President, Business Operations and Analytics, and the Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance.

Position directly supervises: 3 Sr. FP&A Analysts, 1 FP&A Analyst

Job Requirements

  • 8-10 years of demonstrable work experience in financial planning, revenue forecasting, development of strategic multi-year investments, and financial reconciliation and reporting
  • Experience in managing teams combined with effective coaching identifies and supports development opportunities for team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Build and maintain strong collaborations with partners in functions and teams across IRC
  • Able to handle multiple demands and adapt to new challenges and shifting priorities.
  • Solid people management capabilities
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; consistent track record to prioritize and deliver sophisticated projects on time.
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions under high levels of ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Excellent Excel skills and experience with financial modeling

Working Environment:

Standard office working environment.

Hybrid in-person and remote working environment, where the individual is responsible for at-home workspace and may be required to share office workspace.


Posted pay ranges apply to US and UK-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.