Employment Announcement: Pacific Island Tuna Provisions Finance and Operations Manager

Employment Announcement: Pacific Island Tuna Provisions Finance and Operations Manager

About Pacific Island Tuna Provisions

  • Pacific Island Tuna Provisions (PITP) is a startup sustainable tuna supplier based in Majuro, Marshall Islands, launched as a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority
  • PITP contracts with fishers, logistics providers, and processors to supply sustainable canned tuna to its retail customers
  • Sustainability is PITP’s core mission. PITP brings best-in-class sustainability standards to the industry, without the inflated markup
  • PITP operates in the Marshall Islands and has a US-based subsidiary to manage its US business, resulting in a complicated tax and accounting structure. We’re looking for an action-oriented Finance and Operations Manager who will proactively problem solve for best financial practices in this context.

Employment type and location

  • The Finance & Operations Manager will be a full-time role. Hours will typically be standard, although some weekend work may be required
  • Location is flexible within Asia-Pacific
  • Occasional additional travel may be required on an ad hoc basis (post-COVID)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage PITP’s bookkeeping and accounting systems
    • Perform day-to-day bookkeeping functions using Quickbooks Global
    • Evaluate accounting software and recommend improvements or migration to ERP
    • Maintain the chart of accounts
    • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and accounts receivable are collected promptly
    • Process payroll according to payroll schedule
  • Prepare PITP’s internal and external financial statements and reports
    • Conduct account reconciliation process each month
    • Issue timely and complete financial statements each month
    • Coordinate activities of external auditors annually
    • Provide financial analysis to support management decisions, pricing and contract negotiations
    • Develop set of key financial and operating metrics
    • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage PITP’s banking relationships
    • Set up an manage the company’s cash management system
    • Perform bank account reconciliations
  • Prepare PITP’s US and Marshall Island tax returns, working with and managing external tax advisors and consultants as necessary
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting process for PITP
    • Develop annual operating budget in partnership with PITP and its subsidiary’s management teams
    • Monitor PITP’s performance against budget (variance analysis) and flag any areas of inconsistency
  • Oversee outsourced operations functions, including legal, HR, banking, and tax advisory relationships
    • The Finance and Operations Manager will serve as a project manager for PITP’s various internal operations contractors
    • Track performance of contractors against planned deliverables
  • Maintain and enforce PITP’s standard operating procedures
    • Lead internal processes surrounding standard operating procedure compliance
    • Monitor PITP team process to ensure that employees are following proper procedures
    • Suggest revisions to standard operating procedures as necessary to improve business efficiency and minimize risk
  • Coordinate the provision of data for external audit processes
  • Maintain PITP’s electronic filing system for key operational and financial documents

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting/finance
  • Familiarity with standard accounting and reporting requirements in the United States and Pacific Islands

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA, CMA, or MBA
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to learn new skills
  • Experience working with multiple types of legal entity
  • Familiarity with standard accounting and reporting requirements and corporate tax structure in the Marshall Islands
  • Experience working with Quickbooks Global
  • Experience working with ERP software
  • Experience troubleshooting IT issues

Estimated compensation

  • Competitive salary with benefits and incentive package

Application Process

  • To apply, please email a brief note and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Deadline for submission is no later than August 20, 2021 at 5pm Majuro local time

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