Chief Financial Officer (ARCE)

American Research Center in Egypt
Washington, DC

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is “to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties.”

ARCE is a membership organization composed of both institutional members (Research Supporting Members or RSMs) and individual members. The RSMs comprise virtually all of the major North American academic and cultural institutions with research interests in Egypt and include some of the most prestigious private and public academic and cultural institutions.

ARCE is seeking an experienced financial leader with a background in financial accounting and an operating knowledge of cooperative agreements and grants management. Additionally, experience in endowment management and accounting is a priority. The CFO will oversee and coordinate closely with both U.S.- and Cairo-based staff to manage a growing $6M budget and $60M endowment. As the organization’s primary financial officer at U.S. headquarters, the CFO plans and directs financial accounting and annual budgets, collaborates in auditing and investing, and oversees cash management, payroll, and other fiscal operations, establishing necessary internal control measures and maintaining and reporting accounting data.


The ideal CFO will have:

• 10 to 15 years of experience overseeing non-profit finances.
• Comprehensive understanding of the financial functioning of international organizations.
• Demonstrated knowledge of a comprehensive range of financial activities, including long-range planning, budgeting, and accounting.
• Track record of successful oversight of grants compliance
• Experience effectively managing fiscal operations within a growing organization is desirable.
• Knowledge/cultural understanding of Egypt and the Middle East is useful.
• B.A. and C.P.A. are required; M.B.A. is a plus.