Finance and Operations Lead

Jun 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Ms. Adrianne Johnson
Full Time
Are you a practically-minded business-person fluent in everything from accounting to budgeting to legal contracts to business planning? Then read on …

Devex seeks a finance & operations professional to take ownership for nuts-and-bolts elements of our operations with a particular focus on finance. A leading online media brand with a start-up spirit and social mission, Devex has 120 staff and offices in Barcelona, Manila, Tokyo, and Washington, DC. We are growing fast and need a self-starter who loves the online media business and understands how to work with accountants on tax preparation, plan a budget for a new product line, and review legal contracts with our lawyers.

This role is perfect for someone early in their career with at least a couple of years of practical business experience under their belt. The perfect candidate will find it a snap to learn the various online systems we use for accounting, billing, and customer relationship management, and can pull reports and analyze financial data in their sleep. Our ideal professional for this role will find no project or issue too small and will be excited to find both small cost savings and large new efficiencies.

This is a full-time staff position and ideal for a business person who:

• Loves to dig into the details of finance and operations
• Understands and enjoys the online media business
• Is excited about building relationships with 120 Devexers around the world
• Is ready to shine as part of a young and exciting social enterprise

We cover global development and try to make it a more efficient industry so that it can do more good for more people. But while you don’t have to know much about global development for this role – think names like the World Bank, United Nations, USAID, Care, and The Gates Foundation – a passion to learn is an absolute must.

Devex offers competitive salaries and benefits as well as creative spaces, snack-filled fridges and all the espresso you can drink. If you’d like to join this progressive group of global development game changers, we welcome your application.


• Budgeting & business planning for a media enterprise
• Manage tax preparation with accountants
• Manage legal contracts with lawyers
• Handle a range of operational matters, from insurance to office facilities to communications systems to procurement to performance management

Required Qualifications

• At least 2-3 years of practical business experience (e.g. finance, operations, accounting)
• Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. business, accounting, finance)
• Strong knowledge of the media business
• Fluency with technology and systems
• Excellent analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong customer service orientation
• International travel experience and a global mindset
• U.S. work authorization

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a finance/operations role at a media enterprise
• Expertise with Salesforce, Quickbooks, Zuora, and related systems
• MBA or related graduate degree

Job Location

This is a full-time position available in the Devex Washington, D.C., office.

Due to the volume of applications, we cannot personally acknowledge each one. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. No phone calls please.