The purpose of SAT-7 is to provide Christian television to support the work and witness of the church in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Finance Director provides strategic leadership and oversees all SAT-7’s corporate legal and financial affairs worldwide to deliver accurate, compliant and efficient financial services & information, to support effective decision making and efficient resource allocation & utilization to maximize ministry effectiveness.
The Finance Director is appointed by and reports to the SAT-7 Chief Operations Officer (COO). The appointment is ratified by the Executive Board of SAT-7.
The Finance Director needs to maintain a good working relationship with the Treasurer of the SAT-7 International Council.
Board and Team membership
The Finance Director is a member of Middle East Leadership Team (MELT), and therefore has peer relationships with the other Directors in the MELT.
The Finance Director is a member of the International Management Team (IMT) together with the other members of MELT, Channel Directors, Country Directors and Executive Directors of Support Offices.
The Finance Director is a member of the Middle East Management Team (MEMT) together with the other members of MELT, Channel Directors, Country Directors.
The Finance Director occasionally attends the meetings of national, channel or other boards to present the pertinent legal and financial affairs of SAT-7.
Line Management Responsibility
The Finance Director has administrative line management responsibility for staff in the International Office covering the Finance and Legal.
The Finance Director has functional supervision of Finance staff at other locations, at the same time recognising the legal independence of some of these SAT-7 offices.
As part of the MELT, the Finance Director takes shared ownership of the development and stewardship of SAT-7’s Corporate Goals, annual budget, staff and secondee recruitment and development strategies, and organisational effectiveness.
Technical Professional Leadership: Finance and Legal
Management of the SAT-7 IO Finance and Legal Teams, establishing appropriate legal structures and finance team structures of management and supervision. The Finance Director coordinates the legal and financial affairs of SAT-7’s legal entities.
Oversight of routine financial and legal reporting, including the periodic consolidation of all office budgets and reports.
Review and ensure compliance with SAT-7’s “Business Policies & Practices”, both within the IO and at all SAT-7 Offices seeking to maximise the collaboration between all such registered entities.
Responsibility for SAT-7´s international financial and legal structures, procedures, systems and processes, both within the IO & at SAT-7 Country Offices; as well as responsibility to maximise international collaboration between all of SAT-7’s different financial and legal centers and, in some cases, legally independent entities and around the world.
Evaluate and develop compliance with legal requirements.
Responsibility for SAT-7’s operational liquidity and cash management in the Middle East, reporting to the SAT-7 COO, CEO and Executive Board on these matters.
Short and Long term and strategic capital and revenue financial planning for SAT-7 in the Middle East.
Responsible for overseeing all audits within the Middle East, completing these by 31st March in the year following the audit period.
Responsible for relations with financial and legal institutions (Government institutions, tax authorities, Customs, banks, lawyers, etc.)
Other projects as requested by the COO.
Oversees the internal audits of all SAT-7 offices.
Assist in building and sustaining strong relations with SAT-7 Supporters, Partners, Churches, Agencies and Governmental Departments.
Personal and professional qualifications
- Be committed to and enthusiastic about the purpose and goals of SAT-7
- This role requires a person who can fully demonstrate the SAT-7 values and statements of faith; demonstrate in their life the core competencies adopted by SAT-7; openly embrace and become a part of the public profession of our faith as reflected in our Vision and Mission statements. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate: a personal belief in God and in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour; the ability to contribute to the spiritual life of SAT-7 through prayer, encouragement and the exposition of the Word of God; and active involvement in worship and community in the local Christian church.
- Certified Public Accountant/ Certified Chartered Accountant/ Certified Cost Accountant, or Chartered Financial Analyst
- Master’s degree in accountancy. Business Administration (Finance &/or Legal)
- MA, MS, MBA an advantage
- Proven experience as director of Finance or similar role.
- Knowledge of accounting systems and financial reporting for not-for-profit organisations.
- Risk based auditing proven experience.
- Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- An analytical mind with demonstrated strategic ability.
- In depth knowledge of finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices.
- Have, or be ready to develop, sensitivity to the multi-religious communities of the Middle East, and to the political/cultural situation in the region.
- International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.
- Extensive experience in managing projects/NGOs etc.
- Have a proven track record working in a similarly complex business environment. Demonstrable general management skills alongside financial management and legal skills are essential.
- Fluent in English; Arabic/Farsi/Turkish an advantage.
- Professional experience within western countries is considered an advantage.
To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation to serve with SAT-7 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.