Director of Finance

  • Added Date: Friday, 08 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 11 February 2019

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About InterAction:
InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

About the Position:
Position Title: Director of Finance
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC
Reporting to: CFO
Supervises: Staff accountant

The Director of Finance assists the CFO in overseeing InterAction’s accounting and finance functions; assists with day-to-day operations; ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); ensures timely and accurate financial reporting to all internal and external stakeholders. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL and Microsoft Excel.


The Director of Finance’s principal accountabilities include:

  1. Management
    a. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls; review and update the Accounting Manual annually.
    b. Organize work responsibilities among self, staff accountant, and other resources as available.
    c. Collaborate with CFO all InterAction teams to meet the transactional and reporting requirements of the organization.
    d. Maintain the chart of accounts.
    e. Perform month-end closing.
    f. FY Audit
  2. Transactions
    a. Monitor cash; assure that bank accounts are reconciled monthly.
    b. Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
    c. Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner.
    d. Collaborate with Human Resources for timely preparation of payroll.
    e. Ensure that journal and other entries in the general ledger are accurate and timely.
    f. Ensure that balance sheet accounts are reconciled monthly.
    g. Complete month- and year-end close in a timely manner.
    h. Maintain an orderly filing system for all supporting documentation.
    i. Prepare annual budget
    j. Monthly actual vs. budget comparative grant reports.
  3. Reporting
    a. Issue timely, accurate, and complete financial statements following monthly close.
    b. Issue timely and accurate customized grant and special-purpose reports following monthly close.
    c. Ensure timely and accurate submission of required interim and final reports to Federal, foundation, and other donors.
    d. Collaborate with CFO to meet InterAction’s financial information requirements.
  4. Compliance
    a. Ensure compliance with GAAP.
    b. Ensure compliance with requirements of Federal, foundation, and other donors.
    c. Prepare and provide information required by external auditors for annual financial, workers’ comp, retirement and project audits.
    d. Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
    e. Maintain familiarity with changes in accounting requirements and best practices as they apply to non-profit entities.


• Bachelor’s degree in accounting and ten years of accounting experience.
• Intermediate to advance computer skills, including a strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and competency and experience with accounting software. Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics SL required.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Effective communication skills.
• Strong quantitative skills and attention to detail.
• CPA/CMA Preferred

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

InterAction provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

This vacancy is archived.

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