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26 Jun 2019

Vacancy for Chief Finance Officer, OECS, Saint Lucia

Closing Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019

Apply here: https://oecs.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41

Closing date: 24 July 2019

Chief Finance Officer

Financial Accounting Unit – Castries, LC

Department Financial Accounting Unit

Employment Type Permanent

Minimum Experience Executive



The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is the inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between countries and dependencies in the Eastern Caribbean. Read More...


Under the general direction of the Director General, the Chief Finance Officer will be accountable for the ongoing development and implementation of a robust financial strategy capable of transforming business growth. The successful candidate will act as a business partner to the Director General and assume overall strategic and operational responsibility for the finance function.

A strong relationship and strategic thinker, this role will seek opportunities to build valuable partnerships to translate strategy into business results. He/she will develop and lead a high performing team to drive the financial performance of the organisation including administrative, financial reporting and risk management operations of the organisation.


Develop finance strategy to support delivery of the Commissions strategic priorities Act as a collaborative business partner to The Director General and Leadership Team Develop and lead a high performing finance team to meet the needs of the organisation

Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organisation

Manage capital requests and budgeting process

Monitor financial performance by measuring and analysing results and initiate corrective measures where required


Oversee financial operations of overseas missions

Report financial results to The Authority and Leadership Team

Identify and mitigate key elements of financial risks to the Commission

Report on risk issues to the Authority and Leadership Team and Audit Committee where necessary

Develop organisational prospects by studying global and regional economic trends and revenue opportunities, identifying gaps and areas for improvement

Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities and staff requirements, identifying monetary sources and developing action plans

Maintain strong relations with Member States’ Financial Secretaries and their Designates to support swi  decisions for the Commission

Build and maintain effective banking relationships to support the needs of the organisation.

Review, manage and establish new internal controls, operations, processes and financial procedures to ensure integrity of financial information and reporting

Act as advisor to OECS Pension Plan Trustees in monitoring the financial performance of the plan, and ensuring compliance with regulators


Any other duties assigned to you by the Director General or his Designate




A minimum of a Professional accounting certification recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean along with 10 years’ experience at a senior financial management or controller grade.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader and advocate of impeccable character and integrity who engenders both trust and confidence;

Possesses high level management experience and a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing the development of Small Island Developing States.

The candidate will possess demonstrable experience with the operations of the key international and regional multi-lateral institutions and development agencies of importance to the OECS.

A proven track record in developing and implementing financial strategies in like organisations would be an asset.

S/he will have a keen understanding of the geopolitical landscape within which the future of the OECS will continue to evolve and in that context demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain new strategic relationships and partnerships.

S/he will have the ability to set and develop organisational strategies and develop clear visions of the organisational future potential and will be experienced in managing multi stakeholder and/or intergovernmental fora.

Working experience with similar organisations, internationally or regionally, would be an asset.




Drive with Purpose and Vision

Create an Environment of Trust

Build Effective Teams

Ensure Accountability

Demonstrate Decision Quality

Communicate Effectively



The position is on a permanent establishment subject to satisfactory annual reviews. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and exempt from income taxes. In addition to the basic salary, the post attracts other allowances. The incumbent will be eligible for membership in the Organisation’s non-contributory Group Health and Life Insurance Scheme. The incumbent will also be eligible for membership in the group pension plan. Reasonable location expenses will be reimbursed where applicable.


Deadline for applications: July 24, 2019



Only applications under consideration will be acknowledged.







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