For the last decade, Global Partnerships (GP) has been a pioneer in impact investing – investing in market based products and services that empower people living in poverty to earn a living, provide for the basic needs of their families, access clean energy, and improve their lives. Through its Funds, GP has invested more than $220 million across 14 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 4.7 million people in the developing world.
GP is in the third year of a ten year strategic plan. Its goals are 1) to invest in 20 different initiatives - each reflecting a particular kind of opportunity (e.g. women centered microfinance with education, solar lights, urban sanitation); 2) to make more than $500 million in impact investments; and most importantly 3) to positively impact the lives of more than 30 million people.
To learn more about Global Partnerships, please visit their website.
THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER ROLE
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a pivotal role in strengthening the transactional, legal, financial, and operational infrastructure to enable GP to scale throughout the next decade. The CFO will oversee two to three direct reports and four to five indirect reports in accounting, finance, Fund operations/transactions, human resources, and information technology. The CFO will also oversee the activities of more than a half dozen pro bono legal firms and local counsel in at least sixteen countries. This position is based at GP headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Reporting to GP’s President and CEO, and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will oversee and direct the legal, transactional, and financial/operational side of the organization. Specifically, the CFO will:
- Manage investment transactions by guiding the resolution and execution of contracts, loan workouts and navigating complex transaction situations.
- Guide the overall operating financial strategy, oversee the treasury function, foreign exchange risk management, and provide executive level oversight for financial reporting and budgeting.
- Provide executive level oversight for regulatory and legal and compliance for GP’s corporate operations and international programs, and oversee GP’s relationships with legal counsel.
- Oversee IT systems and vendors, and recommend improvements and capital investments as needed.
- Lead and oversee Human Resources administration.
Learn more about GP’s key priorities and ideal candidate for this role in the full position profile here.