Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your management chops to make a difference, not just money? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own? Living Goods works to disruptively reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate small and nimble. We train community health workers to bring healthcare and life-saving products to people’s doorsteps. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic, collaborative culture, if you set high standards and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive at Living Goods.
Your role We are looking for a driver of our monthly accounting processes in every way. This is an opportunity to work with an International NGO which is growing and globalizing our operations. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the finance and accounting requirements of an international NGO with restricted funds and bi-lateral funders reporting requirements. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with the Senior Grants Finance Manager in San Francisco and other Finance colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. This position reports to the CFO in Uganda.
You are: Culturally adaptable. You are eager to work with people of different cultures and different sectors: the private sector, social entrepreneurial sector, nonprofit sector and public health community.
Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
Detail Oriented. You notice the details that no one else does and are known for proofreading your work several times over.
Technically oriented. Enjoy becoming a super-user of new technologies and improving processes using technology.
Essential Responsibilities: This position will be the key driver of our monthly accounting processes, with an emphasis on Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Month Close and annual audit support. This new addition to the team will represent the U.S. accounting needs regarding the implementation of policies and serve as the point of contact for our recent implementation of our new ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics 365. He or she will work in conjunction with our operations and finance team to ensure:
Accounts Payable Accurate coding and processing of expenditures, including inter-company re-charges. Maintain accounts payable systems records and files, Manage weekly check runs, Input data into Microsoft Dynamics 365 accounting system, Process invoices, credit card, check requests, and expense reports on a weekly basis, Handle inquiries from vendors, resolve issues, and update vendor data.
Reconciliations Clear and reconcile bank transactions. Perform account reconciliations including intercompany transactions. Manage employee reimbursements and miscellaneous travel expenses. Safeguard completeness and accuracy of financial statements. Maintain Restricted Funds schedule and release funds from restriction.
Payroll Process payroll for San Francisco staff including preparing 1099 Tax return/Form W-2 and Tax Forms. We currently have an external payroll provider, Paychex. Point of contact for staff for all payroll changes, leave, etc.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Assist staff with expense processing in system. Support US accounting needs as we finalize Nairobi implementation of system. Lead any accounting / finance specific initiatives related to implementation or integration.
Reporting Run monthly P&Ls and B&S reports for Senior Fin Grant Manger / CFO review. Prepare financial reports and assist in budget preparation and compiles information pertaining to budgets.
Other Handle Annual External Audit, including preparing any necessary Provided by Client (PBC) schedules and Liasion with service providers such as banks, Bill.com, Vita, Paychex, etc. Represent US in cross organizational policies. Other accounting and administrative duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements/Knowledge and Skills • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, CPA preferred. • Minimum 5-6 years related experience, preferably in a non-profit account and/or public account experience. • Flexible and ability to take own initiatives to further develop our processes with attention to detail. • Self-starter and ability to work both independently and in a team. • Strong Excel and analytical skills. • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 accounting systems is highly preferred if not must be super-user of another ERP accounting system. • Experience with Stripe, Paychex, Salesforce and/or similar systems.
Compensation This is a full time position. Salary and compensation dependent upon past experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Accountant, through our applicant tracking system. In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods. For more information about Living Goods, please visit: www.livinggoods.org Source : www.livinggoods.org