DIRECTOR OF FINANCE


 

AS DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, YOU WILL BE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THE CEO, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AS WELL AS OTHER KARAM TEAM MEMBERS. YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF THE ORGANIZATION BY MANAGING KARAM FOUNDATION’S FINANCES, DEVELOP FINANCIAL STRATEGIES PLANNING, AND ENJOY A COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK CULTURE. 

 

EDUCATION
University degree or college diploma in Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management/Administration

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION
Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of accounting experience, preferably in NGOs
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong mathematical/finance skills
  • Good team player
  • Preferable: Non-profit Accounting experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage finance, budgeting, cash flow and accounting
  • Assist the CEO and COO in identifying the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of programming
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available for independent and governmental audits
  • Provide the COO with an operating budget. Work with the COO to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements
  • Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place
  • Provides leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.

LOCATION:
Lake Forest, IL

HOURS: 
Full-time, 40 hours per week.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should fill out the application form (see right) and email a resume and CV.
 

 
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PRODUCT MANAGER

 

AS PRODUCT MANAGER YOU WILL BE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THE CREATIVE DESIGNER, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, AND DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING A SYSTEM TO MAINTAIN KARAM’S INVENTORY AS WELL AS DRAFTING PROPOSALS FOR POTENTIAL DISTRIBUTORS.

 
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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understand concept of brand consistency
  • Organized, detail oriented, and creative
  • Team player
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Must be passionate about customer service
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to go above and beyond to ensure the success of the Karam Souk
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (preferred)
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in sales and/or marketing

DUTIES:

  • Create & manage electronic inventory system
  • Communicate directly with customers
  • Coordinate events that are both local and not local, and maintain their product sales
  • Fulfill product orders
  • Purchase supplies for store
  • Work directly with Creative Designer on creating new products
  • Keep up with packaging and merchandise trends
  • Communicate Karam's mission to customers and potential partners
  • Work directly with Social Media Manager on product related social media content
  • Outreach to local distributors to sell Karam products
  • Prepare sales reports

LOCATION
Lake Forest, IL

HOURS & COMPENSATION
Part-time, 20 hours per week, with potential for full-time. $15 per hour. 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should fill out the application form (see right) and email a resume and CV.


ACCOUNTING CLERK

 

AS ACCOUNTING CLERK, YOU WILL BE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS AS WELL AS OTHER KARAM TEAM MEMBERS. YOU WILL GAIN A CLOSE UNDERSTANDING ABOUT KARAM FOUNDATION’S WORK AND THE SYRIAN CRISIS, DEVELOP SKILLS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, AND ENJOY A COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK CULTURE. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong mathematical/finance skills
  • Preferable: Prior bookkeeping accounting experience

DUTIES:

  • Manage Karam finances including, but not limited to bookkeeping, updating spreadsheets, etc.
  • Maintain accounting records
  • Monitor office supplies and reorder as necessary
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Reconcile finance accounts
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

LOCATION
Lake Forest, IL
 

HOURS & COMPENSATION
Part-time, 20 hours per week. $15 per hour. 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should fill out the application form (see right) and email a resume and CV.