One more for jobseekers on Development

Written on November 28, 2006 by Max Oliva in Development, Jobs

Independent Research and Practical Ideas for Global Development
The Center for Global Development is looking for a Controller, who will report to the Vice-President of the Center and will be responsible for financial policies, controls, strategic planning, and procedures. Individual must be “hands-on” as he/she prepares all financial reports and budgets and responsible for all audit and tax compliance. Other responsibilities include cash management, investment analysis, grant budget preparation, compliance, and reporting, employee benefits analysis and processing, receipting of funds, and maintenance of the general ledger. This position supervises one employee who is responsible for payroll and accounts payable.
learn more about the position and the required qualifications.
About the CGD:
The Center for Global Development is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center’s work is the policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries.

The Center’s research assesses the impact on poor people of globalization and of the policies of industrialized countries, developing countries and multilateral institutions. The Center seeks to identify alternative policies that promote equitable growth and participatory development in low-income and transitional economies, and, in collaboration with civil society and private sector groups, seeks to translate policy ideas into policy reforms. The Center partners with other institutions in efforts to improve public understanding in industrial countries of the economic, political, and strategic benefits of promoting improved living standards and governance in developing countries.
The Controller:
• Ensures compliance with GAAP in financial statement preparation and presentation.
• Regularly prepares and/or reviews all entries into the general ledger from accounts payable, payroll, cash management, and accounts receivable for accuracy.
• Reconciles all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
• Maintains grant accounting records within general ledger by grant and project code to assure compliance with restrictions. Reconciles each grant fund monthly.
• Prepares monthly closing entries and reports on budget vs. actual results.
• Responsible for ERISA and 990 tax return preparation and compliance.
• Facilitates the annual audit process, preparing schedules and workpapers, and drafting the financial reports and footnotes.
• Develops annual budget in consultation with others and prepares reports for Board and funders.
• Prepares grant budgets associated with proposals at the request of others.
• Maintains fixed asset schedules.
• Oversees and assists with cash disbursements and payroll processing (40 employees).
• Serves as the “go to” person for all financial and contractual issues at the Center.
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years financial experience in a 501(c)3 organization.
• Knowledge of non-profit accounting standards and reporting requirements as demonstrated by work experience. Experience utilizing MS Office applications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with management, staff, peers, and external constituencies.
• Ability to prepare financial reports in multiple formats to meet a variety of needs.
• Strong work ethic.
• Sense of humor.
Preference given to candidates with public accounting experience and experience with Intacct/Intuit software.
CGD offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package.
Interested applicants should respond to hrjobs@cgdev.org including the word Controller in the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.


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