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Controller for International Organization
Controller for International Organization
About Our Client
Our client is an international non-profit organization.
- Responsible for the creation and management of the monthly financial closing process, ensuring that accounting and operations transactions are done in symmetry with U.S. not-for-profit GAAP and international IFRS accounting systems where necessary
- Consistently analyze financial data and present reports in an accurate and timely manner
- Assisting the CFAO in preparing financial outlooks and financial forecasts and keep management apprised of any changes
- Assist the Budget & Grants Manager in the annual budget process and mid-year budget review process and provide mid-year review and budget and accounting/financial guidance and support to Program and Support Directors and other staff members where needed
- Support the CFAO in engaging the board's audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery
- In coordination with Budget & Grants Manager oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period
- Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies on cash management/investment guidelines
- Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals
- Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
- Leads and coordinates the annual independent audit process
- Responsible for the preparation of the Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt Form Income Tax) and Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) and supporting schedules and statements
- Responsible for the indirect costs analysis and OH allocations; and year end joint activity allocations.
- Preparation of the monthly cash-flow report with monthly supporting schedules
- Oversee the activities of the international finance managers and provide leadership for their finance/accounting operations including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and revenue
- Working with the grant administrative team conduct a high level review of the foreign offices financial and grant accounting transactions in order to identify performance or other issues requiring attention
- Calculate issue and interpret financial and operating metrics. Work with the CFAO continually to improve performance within the regions
- Assist CFAO in the departmental strategic and annual planning and participate in a wide variety of special projects, reports and initiatives as required
- Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
The Successful Applicant
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant) required
- Minimum ten (7) years professional experience in finance and accounting.
- Minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.
- Demonstrated excellence in managing finance/administrative staff team.
- Strong background in non-profit accounting.
- A strong understanding of the legal, fiscal and regulatory environment in which non-profit organizations operate; working knowledge of non-profit fiscal management, including fund accounting and budgeting.
- International experience
- Solid knowledge of non-profit GAAP and a strong internal control environment
- Solid knowledge and experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll
- Knowledge of grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
Related Skills or Knowledge:
- High degree of proficiency in the use of financial software applications including: Excel and Word
- Knowledge of MIP a plus
- Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly express thoughts to others and exchange information. Ability to interface with various levels of management team
- Must be detail-oriented and be able to work in a meticulous, thorough, and precise manner
- Must possess the ability to assume non-routine tasks and to take initiative where appropriate
- Must possess a strong follow-through on all projects; ability to bring projects to timely completion
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- Ability to handle highly sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality
What's on Offer
Position is located in New York City.