Finance Manager

New York Full-time

Critical Requirement: Fluency in English, working knowledge of French (fluency preferred)

Term: 2-year minimum commitment

Location: New York City (no relocation assistance) 

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. 

About This Role

The Finance Manager is focused on helping build and manage an excellent and scalable financial operation to support myAgro’s growth to more than 200,000 farmers in the next two years. The Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting, and audit activities. This role is based in New York, New York with travel to field offices as needed. Responsibilities of the position are:

Accounting and Financial Operations

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with the various accounting standards in the countries of operations.  
  • Help manage global cash flow forecasting by working with country teams – gather information, analyze, and consolidate for CFO.
  • Assist with country-level forecasting and budgeting in conjunction with the Country Directors and CFO.
  • Manage and coordinate all audit activities in all countries.
  • Manage global bank accounts and be main point of contact with bank representatives.  
  • Select, implement, and manage scalable systems for all financial-related operations, including working with Program and Technology staff to streamline and improve tracking of farmer layaways from field to headquarters.
  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.
  • Contribute to the development of myAgro’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.

External Relationships

  • Support the CFO in engaging with the board’s audit and finance committees – preparing presentations, meeting content, and analysis
  • Support the CFO in engaging with current and new donors – answering questions related to financials, preparing new budgets, participating in due diligence processes, preparing requested financial documentation


  • 3-5 years of professional work experience
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA or Masters degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of French, fluency preferred
  • At least 1 year of working under an international organization
  • Strong experience in financial management and accounting: you understand how a Balance Sheet and P&L tie together; you get excited about journal entries and petty cash management
  • A track record of developing effective processes: You see the big picture and how parts fit together, but also have a keen attention to detail. You foresee possible obstacles, and develop simple and intuitive solutions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: You are a strong oral and written communicator; you are comfortable working with a diverse team; you are an empathetic teacher and coach
  • Strong quantitative and computer skills: You get excited when you discover a handy new Excel function; you enjoy the challenge of learning new software and finding the story behind a set of numbers or data
  • Exceptional project management: You thrive in managing multiple ongoing projects and prioritizing goals. You problem-solve for both big picture challenges and day-to-day issues
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, and an adaptive work style: You thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment
  • Commitment to myAgro’s mission: You are driven by our mission and approach to helping small farmers move out of poverty

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.