Finance & Operations Manager

Start date

June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter


Mérieux Foundation USA

Type of contract

Part-time (50%) employee or consultant, flexible hours



Closing date

26 / 05 / 2023


Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for the financial management of the organization, including accounting entries, the successful completion of annual audits and tax preparation, as well as financial forecasting and project budget planning and monitoring. You will work directly with organizational leadership and program staff to undertake the responsibilities listed below.


We are all now acutely aware of how important it is to have access to testing and to be able to count on the quality of those test results to prevent the spread of epidemics. In low-income countries, this is essential not only for Covid-19 but for a whole array of infectious disease threats. Whether political, demographic, economic or even climatic in nature, all crises contribute to worsening the health and living conditions of vulnerable populations, creating an ideal breeding ground for epidemics.

Our US-based foundation collaborates closely with colleagues working on projects in over 20 countries in West, Central and North Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Whether we are strengthening laboratories to fight Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teaching school children in Madagascar about hygiene and nutrition, or building a health center for refugees in Lebanon, the driving force behind everything we do is to work with local partners to help those who are most exposed in very low income countries.

Our work builds off the century-long legacy of the Mérieux Family and the over 50 years’ experience of the Mérieux Foundation based in Lyon, France. In 2012, the Mérieux Foundation USA was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. to engage American partners and donors in the Mérieux Foundation’s exceptional work to improve the health and quality of life of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Responsibilities & duties

  • Approve payment vouchers, enter journal entries and accruals in QuickBooks Online.
  • Oversee all the balance sheet and P&L accounts.
  • Ensure the best segregation of duties in the Finance and Procurement processes.
  • Ensure successful completion of the annual audit.
  • Work with a tax preparer to ensure completeness and accuracy of annual tax filings (990…).
  • Develop proposal-specific budgets with business development staff based in the US and France.
  • Support budget preparation, realignment, forecasting and modeling budget scenarios to inform strategic decisions.
  • Prepare financial reporting and invoices for all projects.
  • Support leadership as requested in carrying out the Mérieux Foundation USA’s work.


  • Advanced university degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in nonprofit financial management, including audits and tax preparation.
  • Familiarity with 501(c)(3) public charity regulations and requirements.
  • Project-specific experience with budget development, management, and invoicing.
  • Experience with U.S. government funders, including NICRA negotiations.
  • Highly organized and at ease in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.
  • Collaborative, team player with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including making financial presentations to Board of Directors and interacting with funders.
  • Excellent attention to detail and impeccable professional integrity.
  • Working proficiency in French is preferred.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience and includes generous benefits for employees.

To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter and resume to, indicating the position title in the subject line. No calls, please.

Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis until the deadline, May 26, 2023.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.