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Senior Director of Accounting

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

  • Organization: ACDI/VOCA
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-31

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The Sr. Director of Accounting is responsible for month- and year-end close, calculation and application of indirect rates, HQ payroll, revenue recognition, consolidation entries, coordination of the audit, organization-wide systems and process improvement, and other general accounting activities. This position reports to the VP of Accounting and Finance and leads the HQ corporate accounting staff.


HQ Accounting: Supervises and directs HQ corporate accounting personnel. Leads final close-out of awards with donors, year-end close, and corporate month-end close processes. Acts as a primary point of contact during annual financial and single audits. Prepares the annual form 990 with the designated team. Prepares the annual NICRA proposal for final and provisional rates for submission to USAID. Maintains balance sheet accounts, including monthly and annual reconciliations. Responsible for daily cash management and oversees drawdown requests for USAID projects. Ensures all required financial reports and invoices for funders and partners are timely and accurately prepared (quarterly 425s reports and quarterly Financial Cash Transaction Report). Administrates work order and project master files in ERP. Coordinates month-end close with the designated team. Ensures proper revenue recognition and proper NFP accounting treatment. Liaises with ACDI/VOCA affiliates Tanager and AV Ventures for proper intercompany accounting entries. Provides guidance on proper coding of expenses in compliance with 2 CFR 200.

Systems and Processes: Leads projects to assess existing organization-wide systems and processes for continuous enhancement. Assists the design and implementation of automation of accounting functions within Unit4 ERP for continual improvement. Develops, promulgates, and maintains policies and procedures to improve the efficiency of overall accounting processes and internal controls. Leads the analysis and assessment of indirect cost rates and supervises outside consultants. Reviews current policies, processes, and recordkeeping against CAS requirements for an improved compliance. Collaborates with internal and external colleagues for implementation of unified multi-entity ERP system. Builds capacity of supervised staff, including both on-the-job training and recommendations for formal outside courses. Instill, strengthen, and promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the team, driving behaviors that staff will emulate.

Payroll: Maintains working knowledge of appropriate payroll regulations, tax issues, and human resources issues. Stays current on federal, state, and local requirements and updates internal policies and procedures as appropriate. Enforces adherence to regulatory requirements through supervision, review, and sign-off of payroll process; advises management on an as-needed basis. Interfaces with third parties, such as state regulators and outside payroll vendors, including responsibility for resolving issues. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field required. CPA required, MBA a plus. Minimum of 8 years’ experience (including at least 3 years’ supervisory experience) in general ledger accounting, grants/contracts accounting, maintenance of internal controls, and accounting & finance from federal agencies, such as USAID, required. Working proficiency with databases, and advanced skills with spreadsheets (Excel), and Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of and experience with accounting software packages and related report writing modules. Experience with invoicing different donors under both contracts and cooperative agreements. Experience with accounting/finance in an overseas field office on a development project. Familiarity with Federal Cost Accounting Standards, the FAR, and 2 CFR 200. Knowledge of and experience with U.S. GAAP nonprofit accounting. Fluency in English required; French and/or Spanish language fluency preferred. Ability to multi-task and effectively manage competing priorities. Excellent communications skills and a positive, problem-solving attitude. Ability to interpret complex program and governmental regulations. The ability and willingness to travel internationally.

While the requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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