Finance Manager (Treasury and Payments)

GiveDirectly (GD)

About GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly (GD) provides cash grants directly to people living in extreme poverty. Since launching in 2011, GD has raised over $1B, delivered cash to more than 1.5 million recipients, launched operations in 15 countries, and continues to expand its reach across the Global South. GD has also grown the research base supporting unconditional cash with 20 randomized control trials from its programs, generating rigorous evidence across countries and contexts. As a result, GD has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company, while the growing cash transfer movement (and GD’s leading role within it) has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.

Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and agile. We work alongside 750+ individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. Team members at GiveDirectly attest that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords, but a fundamental part of our culture and values. We actively seek to recruit individuals from the communities we serve, and use DEI as a lens in our hiring practices, programs, and initiatives. Our goal is to maintain a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and feel valued and respected for who they are. We strive to be inclusive of all cultures and experiences while upholding our values globally. In the spirit of our “Know Yourself and Grow” value, we recognize there is always room to improve our team’s working experience. But day to day, we aim to “Create Positive Energy” – we take care of one another, have fun, aim to maximize flexibility and accessibility in roles, and pursue professional development opportunities to stay challenged & engaged in our work.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: The role is remote, though preferably based in Africa (Kenya, Uganda or Malawi)

Travel requirement: at least 1-2 times a year to our countries of operation for team retreats or field visits

Level: Manager

Reports to: Treasury and Payments  Manager

*Please submit your resume in English*

About this role

The Finance team currently supports all financial activities in 13 countries, 10 in Africa. As a member of the global finance team, the role will be deliver on finance and payments responsibilities for our programs and stakeholders.

They will report to the Payments Lead, and collaborate with other members of the team to deliver on organizational goals.

We are looking for a candidate  with a  treasury and payments background and strong analytical skills. Collaboration and efficient communication will be part of the work routine. A solutions-oriented mindset, drive for excellence and flexibility to adapt to quickly changing requirements while being attentive to details are essential for success in this role.

What you’ll do:


  • Manage the payments cycles including issuing payments and resolving exceptions using standard and efficient methods
  • Monitor problems or issues with payments or funding, and ensure they are investigated and resolved
  • Design and implement efficient payments processes across all GD operations/countries based on the best practices
  • Provide support to the Finance team as required in order to meet the department’s objectives.
  • Help run country finance operations eg. Petty cash counts, asset counts, finance liaison with authorities (tax, statutory filings), etc
  •  Ensure monthly bank reconciliations are complete with no exceptions


  • Manage currency trade execution and reporting
  • Manage liquidity management and cash flow reporting
  • Lead investment execution and reporting
  • Own financial account’s introduction, maintenance and audit
  • Promote a strong, professional relationship with financial institutions in order to manage operational processes
  • Manage KYC documentation and process for new & existing banks

Risk / Compliance

  • Drive control and compliance culture in the organisation
  • Understand, advise and implement controls and compliance requirements with external stakeholders like tax regulators and payment partners
  • Manage in-country audits, special reporting to donors and regulatory bodies on request
  • Lead compliance with regulations, internal policies and guidelines

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting  is a must
  • 5+ years of professional experience in accounting or finance, with at least 2 years of experience in a treasury or payments role
  • Working proficiency in English. Knowledge of French and Portugueses will be an added advantage
  • Competence in Excel and financial & accounting software (e.g. Intacct, Emburse, QuickBooks)
  • Bonus: Proven experience working in a fast-paced, high volume, or matrix work environment

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