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About usGOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poor and the vulnerable across the globe. Today, GOAL is operating in 15 countries with a dedicated team of over 3,000 personnel. GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programs, ranging from humanitarian response to supporting the development of healthcare services and building sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL has an annual income in excess of $200 million in 2022 and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission. The GOAL network includes 14 international program operations, International HQ in Dublin, Ireland, GOAL UK and its US affiliate GOAL USA.;

GOAL is recruiting a VP of Finance to support GOAL’s USA office on all financial matters, be the Finance lead on US/multi country grants and control the quality of financial submissions, in relation to month end, internal reporting, external reporting, budgeting and other items. The location for this role can either be New York or Washington DC so ideally candidate's will be based in those areas, salary for the role is $60,000-$80,000 doe.;

Job Purpose

As part of the finance team, you will be providing direct support and guidance to GOAL USA Executive team and be a key player in ensuring compliance with US donor regulation.;;

Key duties/ responsibilities

  • Manage the month end process for GOAL US in line with deadlines.Produce Budgets, adhering to donor rules and regulations in line with relevant deadlines
  • Produce Financial reports, adhering to donor rules and regulations in line with relevant deadlines
  • Produce Funds requests and cash flows
  • Ensure that all funds requests for donors are produced, checked and submitted in line with the relevant deadlines
  • Support on the annual US audit and assist donor audits
  • Work closely with and provide relevant financial information to other GOAL staff as and when required
  • Perform other relevant tasks as might be assigned by manager
  • Perform other relevant tasks as might be assigned by US SMT
  • Projects and ad hoc tasks as required

Experience required.A relevant finance qualification such as ACCA, CPA, ACA etc Proven experience in a senior Finance roleKnowledge and understanding of US GAAP and advantage.An understanding of accounting and reporting requirements for NGOs / NFPs in the USA is distinct advantagePrevious Experience of working with donors including but not limited to FCDO (formerly DFID), USAID, Irish Aid or ECHO

Accountability within GOAL

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

;Equal Employer Statement

Consistent with GOAL’s core values of humanitarianism; integrity; respect; partnership and courage, we place a significant emphasis on equality in our working environment.

GOAL is committed to treating all its employees with dignity and respect and values diversity, which it believes enriches an organisation. To reinforce this commitment, all company activities, policies, practices and procedures are to be carried out in accordance with this global standard.

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

GOAL believes that our strong commitment to equal opportunity and equal treatment helps to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, retention, and discipline of staff and volunteers.

GOAL aims to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, and respect for social and cultural diversity, and that is free from discrimination, harassment [and vilification] as determined by applicable laws.

;General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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