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Financial Controller

Company: CrossBoundary
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Finance and Operations - CrossBoundary Group

About The Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary provides transaction and investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in these markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com

Job Description

The duties of the Financial Controller will revolve around ensuring that the group finance and reporting functions are operating effectively, efficiently, and with adequate controls. Main responsibilities will include managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, government contracting compliance, publishing financial statements, overseeing accounting operations, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue, coordinating auditing processes, and ensuring the accuracy of financial information. The controller will also work directly with the Director of Finance and management team to dynamically run the business both locally and internationally.

Who We Are

The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds, but share a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Managing all accounting operations including budgeting, billing, cost accounting, and reporting
  • Liaising with country controllers to ensure adequate controls, financial reporting, and record keeping is taking place within all group entities
  • Managing all outsourced functions
  • Managing and overseeing the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit

    • Overseeing the financial close process for all regional entities, including Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Dubai, and the UK
    • Implement and oversee a strong internal control environment across all entities and ensure group reporting policies are adhered to
    • Perform cash balance reconciliations
    • Overseeing invoicing and collections for all projects
    • Managing tax compliance and audit for operational entities
    • Preparing budgets and forecasts for all entities
    • Managing quarterly and annual investor financial reporting processes
    • Overseeing the preparation of deadline-driven reporting, including financial statements
    • Working closely with investment professionals to ensure adequate performance metrics are designed and reported on
    • Analyzing contracts to ensure financial compliance
    • Automating and documenting processes as needed
    • Providing training and guidance to new and existing team members

      • Preparing, reconciling, and publishing timely monthly financial reports
      • Cash flow management and forecasting
      • Coordinating the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts

        • Ensuring compliance with statutory law and financial regulations
        • Maintaining and overseeing the renewals on company insurance
        • Ensuring contract compliance with FAR and USAID regulations


          The ideal candidate will have the following skills:
          • Strong quantitative skills
          • Ability to edit/interpret financial models for a wide range of structures and scenarios
          • Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues in challenging environments
          • Ability to design and implement financial management and reporting functions for a newly established entity (process, team, systems, etc.)
          • Experience working across multiple African jurisdictions is preferred
          • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in underserved markets
          • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context
          • Willingness to work and live in a sometimes-challenging environment

            The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
            • Bachelor's degree in a business field
            • CPA/CA or its equivalent
            • Proven working experience as a Financial controller
            • Experience with creating financial statements
            • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
            • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills - experience using Deltek Costpoint is a requirement
            • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
            • Prior experience with USAID contracting and cost accounting principals


              Washington, D.C.

              Equal Opportunity Employer

              CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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