Career Opportunities

Muso’s mission is to eliminate preventable deaths rooted in poverty. We build health systems to save lives by reaching patients faster, within hours of the moment they become sick. We’ve spent the past decade iterating on our innovative proactive care model, preparing it for scale. To our knowledge, the communities we serve have achieved the lowest child mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa.

Now, we’re expanding to serve nearly 300,000 people across nine sites in Mali, while sharing our research with Ministries of Health and international decision makers. The World Bank, the UN MDG Health Alliance, and USAID have all featured Muso’s work as a global best practice.

To take on the enormous injustices of six million child deaths every year and more than 400 million people living without basic health care, Muso is growing exponentially. See below for opportunities to join our team.
Muso’s Director of Finance and Administration shepherds this growth. This position will lead the development and implementation of Muso’s financial management systems in the United States and Mali. As we move toward impact at scale, the Director of Finance and Administration will build and strengthen the systems the organization needs to expand with efficiency, transparency, and impact. The Director of Finance and Administration will also be responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of Muso’s small US office based in San Francisco, CA (HR, legal, and IT).

This position is based in San Francisco, CA and may require international travel. The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer and will supervise the Finance Manager based in Mali.

The responsibilities of the Director of Finance and Administration include, but are not limited to:

Financial Management and Accounting
  • Organize and facilitate weekly finance team meetings, together with the Finance Manager, CFO, and other members of the team as needed
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and supervision to the Finance Manager, supporting development and execution of action plans, guiding professional development, strengthening financial management skills and expertise of Finance Manager and the finance team
  • Develop, implement, and document financial management and accounting systems for Muso’s operations, that are: exceptionally transparent, with robust internal controls, aligned as much as possible with US GAAP and organization-wide accounting practices and procedures, compliant with US and Malian tax laws and regulations, available anywhere in the world in real-time, and scalable
  • Manage the day-to-day bookkeeping of pledges receivable, individual donations, and accounts payable
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for US bank accounts
  • Review and approve monthly reconciliations for Mali bank accounts prepared by the Finance Manager
  • Facilitate and manage the global monthly closing checklist process and ensure all items are complete and books are closed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Build and improve on systems to track restricted grants in real-time
  • Manage schedule of temporarily and permanently restricted grants and monitor the progress of using these funds
  • Review and approve US employee reimbursement requests
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor all accounting systems and procedures capturing all pledges, billings and receipts, and for the recording of all revenue transactions, recommend and implement improvements to systems
  • Process donor checks for deposit to bank accounts
  • Review Mali monthly prospective budgets for clarity, consistency, completeness, and accuracy
  • Initiate wire transfers each month to the organizational account in Mali as approved by COO, Finance Manager and CEO
  • Improve systems for tracking line-by-line spending against budgets in real time
  • Lead the team in developing the organizational annual budget
  • In collaboration with the CFO, develop cash flow projections and update them frequently
  • Develop budgets and financial reports as needed for reporting to partners, donors, and the Board. Interface with the Finance Manager and other team members in the US and Mali to gather and synthesize necessary information for reporting and compliance
  • With support and guidance from the CFO, develop and implement a dashboard that enables the leadership team to monitor high-level synthesis of financials on a monthly basis
  • Manage the process of the annual audit, under the supervision of the CFO and working closely with the Finance Manager
  • Lead preparation of tax filings in coordination with the CFO and Finance Manager

  • HR, Legal, and IT Administration of the US Office
  • Manage recruitment process for US personnel
  • Manage and administer payroll submission, working with our payroll/HR management company on compliance, benefits and other human resources management issues on the US side.
  • Assess and analyze options for payroll/HR management organization-wide, improving our current systems and/or changing our current providers as needed
  • Organize and ensure adherence to all US contracts
  • Build, improve, implement, and oversee the office’s organizational systems, keeping all files up-to-date and easily accessible (digital and hard copy filing systems)
  • Improve systems for inter-office communication Miscellaneous operational and HR duties as required

  • Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration, and at least 3 years experience in financial management and accounting. CPA or MS accounting preferred.
  • A passion for social justice, global health equity, and eliminating preventable deaths in the world’s most vulnerable communities
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Online
  • Must have experience handling all aspects of accounting
  • Integrity, honesty, and transparency
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail. A passion to rigor and errorless accounting
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks from multiple sources, remaining calm amidst the fast-paced work atmosphere of a rapidly growing global health organization
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Able to work effectively and sensitively across cultures

  • Not Required, But a Plus
  • CPA or equivalent
  • French proficiency
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting
  • Skilled coach and mentor
  • Adaptability, patience and a sense of humor

  • Compensation and Benefits
    In addition to the position salary (DOE), health benefits are included. The position receives up to 20 days of vacation annually, and 1 sick day per month based on the date of hire. The position also includes support for professional development opportunities.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter not exceeding one page and your résumé in a single attachment by May 31, 2017. Your cover letter should outline how your skills and past experience align specifically with the position’s requirements and the organization’s mission. If possible, please also include an approximately 2-minute video in which you answer the question: “What makes me a perfect fit for the Director of Finance and Administration role at Muso?” Applications must be submitted in the requested format to be considered and emailed to

    Muso is an equal opportunity employer.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to
    Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis so we recommend submitting your application early.
    Muso is an equal opportunity employer.