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About us:

Kiva (kiva.org) is an international nonprofit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We run a global marketplace platform to crowdfund microloans for financially excluded entrepreneurs, farmers and students around the world. Through Kiva Capital, we serve as a bridge between large scale impact first investors and underserved populations. Our digital identity platform enables borrowers who don’t have a track record with traditional financial institutions to record and verify their financial history and gain access to less costly mainstream financial markets.

Our organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to create impact and opportunity at global scale. Since 2005, we have raised more than $1.66 billion in loan capital for 4.1 million borrowers in 77 countries. Our lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva's team includes 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide. Our team is growing as we pursue exciting new opportunities to create a financially inclusive world.

Kiva’s Values:

Impact first - This is why we exist. This is the drumbeat we march to. Every day.

Extreme ownership - Own it; you, your relationships, your impact. Insist that others support you and hold you accountable.

Be curious and bold - Never stop learning. Question assumptions. Take Risks and dream big.

Inclusion. Equity. Diversity. - Without reservation and without caveat. In our hiring, in our workplace and in our impact in the world.

Honor and integrity - Do the most right thing in the most right way. Cherish diversity and respect each other.

Love and kindness always - Say what you mean. Mean what you say. And don't say it mean. Clarity. Courage. Kindness.

Role overview:

The Senior Director, Finance will lead financial planning and analysis across the organization. This newly created role, reporting into Kiva’s CFO, will support financial decision making with modeling and analytics. This leader will seek opportunities to use process, technology and automation to enable the broader finance organization.

At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Partner with the CFO and ELT to frame Kiva’s strategic roadmap via thoughtful and pragmatic financial modeling. Help drive Kiva’s long range planning process and frame outputs.
  • Further develop Kiva’s unit economics analytics by product and by operating unit. Understand fixed vs. variable cost drivers and help position Kiva to create leverage as we scale.
  • Summarize analysis effectively both in both written and verbal form.
  • Drive discussions with leaders across Kiva to assess opportunities, provide value added analysis and help prioritize competing calls on scarce resources.

Create and own a cash flow forecast focused on restricted vs. unrestricted cash. Help optimize deployment of user balances by understanding loan repayment curves and cash processes.

  • Assist in maintaining and enhancing cash controls and testing.
  • Provide ad hoc modeling support for leadership.
  • Provide analytic support for the controllership organization where needed.
  • Understand the technical accounting behind Kiva’s financials and the drivers of difference between our P&L and cash flow. Help frame OKRs and management reporting appropriately around Kiva’s key objectives.
  • Partner with Kiva’s CFO and Senior Manager, FP&A to drive the budgeting process. Further build out related revenue models.
  • Support Grant proposals and tracking.
  • Ensure Kiva’s resources are laser focused on maximizing the positive impact we have on the financially underserved and that our measurement and analytics facilitate this.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 10+ years of professional experience with at least 5 in an FP&A function.
  • Exceptional modeling skills. Ability to both frame high level and go deep where needed
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • History of driving efficiency in regular processes. Ability to deploy technology and automation to unlock capacity, reduce opportunity for error and enable enhanced insights
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with a consumer technology, financial services or non-profit organization is a plus
  • MBA, CPA or CFA preferred

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to improve real lives, solve hard problems, and change the world
  • Friendly, supportive, and adventurous environment with a team of engaged colleagues
  • A comprehensive, industry-leading benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, parental leave, professional development, 401k matching, unlimited PTO, and more
  • Opportunities to connect with and learn from colleagues and partners around the world
  • Salary range for Colorado: $140K - $170K

A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva's culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!

We will only accept applications directly from candidates. Kiva will not be responsible for any recruiting agency fees, absent a formal agreement.

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Kiva Senior Director, Finance