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  • Position Title: Manager, Accounting
  • Department: Finance
  • Location: Remote*
  • Key Relationships: Reports to: Assistant Controller, Director of Accounting
  • Direct Reports: 2 Senior Accountants, 3 Staff Accountants
  • Assignment Type: Full time
  • Compensation: $77,000 to $90,125
  • Benefits: Work With Us | Americares

About Americares:

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

About the position:

We are seeking an Accounting Manager to join our Finance Team to provide support for our accounting and financial reporting activities. This position provides a unique opportunity for the qualified candidate working in Finance to make a positive impact on the lives of others, both abroad and close to home.

Central to this role will be Month End Close, General Ledger Reconciliation Review, weekly A/P analysis, Project and Federal Grant Accounting. The Accounting Manager will also assist with the year-end close, interim and year end audits, and preparation of Form 990 and financial statements. The Accounting Manager will also be fully trained to serve as a backup to the Assistant Controller, Director of Accounting. The Accounting Manager supervises five staff and will perform their duties under the guidance and instructions of the Assistant Controller, Director of Accounting.

Key Outcomes:

In the first 90 days…

  • the Accounting Manager will learn and understand the accounting department team and their processes and procedures.
  • the Accounting Manager will ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature.

In the first 6 months…

  • the Accounting Manager will have a solid understanding of month end close at Americares and be able to complete this effectively and will begin to learn and understand the annual 990 and audit reports
  • the Accounting Manager will also provide an analysis of processes and procedures, with an eye to efficiency improvements, and support and build an effective cross training schedule for the accounting department.

In the first year…

  • the Accounting Manager will assume complete ownership of the day-to-day Accounting and management of their direct reports.
  • Assist with the year-end close, interim and year end audits, preparation of Form 990 and financial statements and be fully trained of serving as a backup to the Assistant Controller.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the Monthly Financial Statement Process

  • Review and post journal entries for monthly close
  • Review monthly account reconciliations
  • Review monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Review and post invoices to AP subledger
  • Review and analyze weekly cash disbursements
  • Prepare annual 1099 Forms
  • Assist with the year-end close, interim and year end audits, preparation of Form 990 and financial statements

Establish, Maintain, and Enhance Accounting Systems, Policies, And Procedures

  • Review, revise and maintain the Finance Department policies and procedures

Miscellaneous Financial Projects, Analysis and Administrative Duties as Assigned

  • Function as backup to others in Accounting
  • Become a source of financial support for others in the organization
  • Assist in the new ERP financial system implementation as needed
  • Train, coach and develop Finance staff
  • Other duties as assigned

We’d love to hear from you if…

  • You have a Bachelor’s in Accounting (required); MBA in accounting or finance would be a plus
  • You have a CPA (required)
  • You are exceptionally detail oriented and analytical in your approach to working effectively
  • You have advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • You demonstrate a strong sense of prioritization, both in competing work priorities and your team’s well being
  • You have demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple assignments, priorities, and deadlines in a dynamic, very fast-paced environment in a timely and efficient manner.
  • You have demonstrated experience with an accounting system and experience with accounting system implementation
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbally, and regularly give and receive feedback respectively and effectively
  • You are a team player and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to work effectively cross-functionally and collaboratively
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion within your teams and your work
  • You have language in at least one of our core languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi, Kiswahili, Haitian Creole (this would be a plus, but is not a requirement)
  • You have 5+ years nonprofit or similar experience (this would be a plus, but is not a requirement)
  • You have experience with the ERPX accounting system (this would be a plus, but is not a requirement)
  • You have US work authorization (required)

Additionally, our core competencies as an organization are:

  • Ownership and results
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Prioritization
  • Management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Decision making

We know not all applicants will demonstrate all the competencies we’re looking for. We encourage you to apply even if you do not check all the boxes above, and we look forward to reviewing your application holistically.

As a global health organization, we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for our staff, partners, and visitors. All Americares staff and visitors who are on-site at any of our locations or will be traveling for work are required to be fully vaccinated (which includes a booster, when eligible) against COVID-19 unless an exemption required by law is applicable.

Americares is currently authorized to support remote work employees in the following locations: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

To request a disability accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at talentcenter@americares.org.

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