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World Hope International

Accounting Manager

World Hope International
Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 11/02/2007
Categories: Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Accounting Manager is responsible for the effectiveness of the domestic operations portion of the Finance/Accounting Department and the financial activity of WHI, a 501(c)3 tax exemption organization. This responsibility may include all accounting functions, management information systems, compliance with all relevant regulations, financial expertise, effective management of WHIs financial resources, and supervision of internal cost control procedures. This position works with the Chief Financial Officer on the development of financial policies and strategies.

Position Responsibilities

Ensure that WHIs accounting and financial management information systems are carried out to the highest possible standards and in line with the best practice available.
Ensure that WHI complies with all regulations, legal and tax requirements and best practice in respect of the conduct of its financial affairs and to ensure compliance with best accounting practice in all accounting matters.
Perform general cost accounting, accounting records, and other related duties in daily administration of the finance/accounting department.
Maintain general ledger to include the preparation of journal entries, coding of invoices, accounts analysis and reconciliation, closing books monthly, and setting up new account.
Work with the Chief Financial Officer on the development of the annual budget and advise him or her on financial strategy.
Report actual performance compared to budget with commentary and revised projections on a monthly basis to the Senior Management Team and as needed for the Boards of Directors.
Evaluate reports and expenses to determine compliance with government and other donor terms and regulations.
Formulate and update accounting and budgeting policies and procedures for WHI headquarters in accordance with corporate policies.
Work with the International Accounting/Grants Manager to provide technical assistance to foreign offices and sub-grantees, providing leadership on sub-grantee financial monitoring.
Prepare financial reports for grants by government and other donors and invoicing them for reimbursement.
Supervise and be accountable for the work of the senior accountant.
Work with CFO to manage WHIs financial resources, including its investments, as effectively as possible to maximize the money available for programs and supporting services.
Oversee the annual audit and preparations of the schedules for the 990.
Develop and oversee the budget of the Finance/Accounting Department.
Participate in the recruitment process for all staff in the Finance/Accounting Department and appoint all line managed staff.
Undertake any other duties as appropriate to the post and delegated by the Chief Financial Officer.

Skills and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Accounting (required)
CPA qualification (or equivalent) (preferred)
3-5 years accounting experience; one year in a supervisory role; proven ability to manage projects and meet deadlines on a consistent basis
Experience with nonprofit organizations a plus
Experience with and knowledge of the rules, regulations and standards associated with Federal funding and nonprofit accounting (A-110, A-122, A-133, 2CFR226/Federal Register)
Experience in financial statement preparation, budgeting and grant reporting
Knowledge of indirect cost rate application and allocation methodologies
Experience in operation and automated accounting including general ledger software, Word, Excel, Access, e-mail, web browser software and web based reporting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical skills; excellent interpersonal, planning and problem solving skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics - NAV and Serenic Software a plus

Critical Qualities

Strong commitment to WHIs mission of alleviating suffering and injustice worldwide
Mature faith
Ability to work with less supervision but knowing when to ask for assistance.
Good team player
Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity
Works well under stress and deadline pressures
Highly developed capacity to accurately and objectively evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of strategies and activities - and to make appropriate adjustments