Financial Investigator, Human Rights at Fair Food Standard Council

About FFSC

The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC, http://fairfoodstandards.org) is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances both the human rights of farmworkers and the long-term interests of growers through implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program which emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has become the gold standard for social responsibility in US agriculture, recognized by longtime labor and human rights observers as “the best workplace monitoring program in the US” and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.”

To learn more, please see the FFSC’s annual report (http://fairfoodstandards.org/reports.html) or the New York Times’ 2014 article (http://nyti.ms/1lLaEs2).

About the Position

Financial Investigators conduct rigorous, proactive audits of Participating Growers’ payroll and timekeeping systems to ensure compliance with the Fair Food Code of Conduct and relevant law. They additionally oversee the monitoring of the Program’s wage bonus, the Fair Food Program Premium, analyzing supply chain transactions to ensure accurate reporting and payment to farmworkers.

FFSC is based in Sarasota, FL, with work-related travel throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Salary and benefits are competitive within the non-profit sector.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelors degree or higher in accounting or finance, or equivalent work experience;
  • Experience with financial auditing standards and procedures;
  • Proficiency in Excel;
  • Understanding and interest in supply chains;
  • Strong communication and interviewing skills;
  • Strong writing and documentation skills, including attention to detail;
  • Ability to connect facts and discern patterns;
  • Ability to interact well with people of different nationalities, gender, and education levels;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours and “do what is necessary”;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, as well as independently; and
  • Discipline and initiative.

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter indicating interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza at [email protected]. The subject line of the email should read FFSC Financial Investigator Position. Please indicate in the body of the email that you found this position on the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre website. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The FFSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a workforce that reflects and can relate easily to the diverse populations involved in the Fair Food Program.

Job title: Financial Investigator, Human Rights

Location: Sarasota

Closing date: Rolling application