Financial Management Consultant

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Financial Management Consultant

10 March 2020

Location: Remote position requiring travel to OCCRP’s HQ in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Date of Issuance: 10 March 2020

Deadline: 13 March 2020


The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is seeking an external consultant to help us improve our financial planning systems, processes, and practices. OCCRP has grown in size and stature since its birth over a decade ago, approximately 40-percent per year. (Our main sources of income are government and foundation-issued grants.) Building an efficient, scalable, and sustainable organization are key areas of focus for OCCRP’s leadership. As OCCRP moves to a new phase of its lifecycle, it requires a more structured and robust approach to proactive decision-making, development planning, and operational support in order to keep ‘on mission.’ To help fuel and fund this growth, we must create efficient financial management processes and infrastructure that are scalable and adaptable to OCCRP’s global operations and varied funding sources. In addition to providing staff with critical information and tools, this refined financial system will give donors confidence in the organization’s sustainability and independence that they need to continue to fund the mission.

The work to establish effective and efficient financial management must put OCCRP on track to meet the following goals as described in the organization’s strategic framework:

Desired End State

The overall goal for this program of work is to in 2020 build an efficient, fit-for-purpose financial and planning infrastructure (processes, policies, financial/accounting skills, and systems) that will drive 2021 budget plans. Working practices should be embedded by October 2020 that can scale to meet OCCRP’s growth ambitions, including increasingly diversified revenue sources and geographical expansion.

The following key areas are in scope:

Planning Assumptions and Constraints

The consultant will be responsible for:

Interested parties should email with an introductory email along with any relevant background materials, such as case studies, CVs, etc.