Director of International Accounting

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The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the primary voice for people who use cooperative businesses to build a better world and a more inclusive economy in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For over 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of International Accounting, working out of our headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Under the guidance and direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Controller, the Director of International Accounting (DIA) will provide financial leadership by managing the international accounting and reporting activities to ensure accurate and timely compliance with all internal, external and statutory reporting requirements for operations of NCBA CLUSA’s international projects.  This will include effective management of the international accounting team and oversight of the financial and accounting transactions related to these projects.

The DIA must have strong experience and keen knowledge of fiscal management of federal government and external donor awards and 2 CFR 200; the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Grants.  The DIA must also possess extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) with strong analytical, management, attention to detail and capacity building skills.

The successful DIA must be an experienced, accounting professional with the background and interpersonal skills sufficient to work collaboratively with international operations to ensure the accurate and timely entry and reporting of all financial data for NCBA CLUSA, its donors, and related entities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides financial leadership by managing the international accounting team and reporting activities to ensure accurate, timely and efficient operations and that all compliance and statutory reporting requirements are achieved. Performs all duties in compliance with GAAP, company and department policies and procedures, internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Effectively manages the work and assignments of the international accounting team to ensure that all deadlines are met, such as monthly closings, monthly reviews, general ledger analyses and reconciliations and timely processing of field reports. Also, reviews and approves all journal entries, cash receipts, payroll and accounts payable. Provides training as needed.
  • Effectively manages the work and assignments of the international accounting team to ensure that all deadlines are met, such as monthly closings, monthly reviews, general ledger analyses and reconciliations and timely processing of field reports. Also, reviews and approves all journal entries, cash receipts, payroll and accounts payable. Provides training as needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring the collection, tracking, analyzing, reporting and reconciliation of international financial activity on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Assists the Controller in managing cash flow through use of Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) funding, private donor project reimbursement procedures, and collection of accounts receivable and billings to NCBA CLUSA and related entities throughout the organization.
  • Completes bank reconciliations for all domestic bank accounts in a timely manner and in accordance with the monthly schedule.
  • Recommends to management any updates to accounting policies related to international processes and procedures and collaborates with the Controller on the selection and implementation of new accounting systems.
  • Prepares ad hoc financial reporting requests, other analyses and special projects as requested.
  • Coordinates field project office activities, such as field audits, training, capacity building, compliance reviews and investigations and general financial backstopping.
  • Serves as a key liaison with external entities such as government auditors and independent auditors.
  • Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Master’s degree and/or CPA preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of full charge accounting experience, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Bank Reconciliations, General Ledger, Journal Entries and Job Costing.
  • Must have strong experience and keen knowledge of fiscal management of federal government and external donor awards and 2 CFR 200. Must also possess extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) with strong analytical, management, attention to detail and capacity building skills.
  • Experience in and understanding of accounting and financial theory and operations.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks. Experience in Pivot Tables and VLookups preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines in a fast-paced environment is a must.
  • Must have superior organizational, project management and analytical skills with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Must have excellent communication skills; both verbal and written and an ability to work effectively across multiple departments and cultures.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to implement new concepts, ideas, integration of new businesses, and systems as needed.
  • Experience in the month-end closing and reporting process and procedures.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization preferred; Grant Accounting experience a plus.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to write or type, use arms to reach for items and turn head to speak and/or hear others. The employee will frequently walk, reach, stoop, push and pull up to 20 lbs. and lift to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level should remain low to moderate during the normal business hours. The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job within an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Ability to analyze accounting data.

Advanced Excel skills.

Good teamwork, organizational and administrative skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, write, and speak English. Ability to effectively present or pass on information and respond to questions and requests from all various parties.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where complex tasks are necessary.

RELATIONSHIPS:

The Director of International Accounting works closely with the CFO, the Controller and international accounting team. S/he is expected to work in a positive, professional manner with NCBA CLUSA staff, members, auditors and the public. S/he regularly attends all staff meetings and may be requested to attend management meetings.

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NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to Misti French or call 202.638.6222.

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