Director, Accounting

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


About IHI

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement ( is an independent not-for-profit organization that works with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to achieve safe and effective health care. IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change, identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with both patients and health care professionals, and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, IHI mobilizes teams, organizations, and increasingly nations, through its staff of more than 100 people and partnerships with hundreds of faculty around the world.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance & Administration, IHI's Accounting Director will manage a variety of accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, organizational policies and external audits. This person will oversee the accounts payable function, monthly closing of accounts and preparation of reports in support of financial statements. They will also support the payroll and accounts receivable functions as needed.


The Accounting Director will manage and support the professional development of two direct reports. They will work closely with members of the Finance team to analyze and reconcile accounts, develop and implement accounting procedures and controls, and provide superior customer service to a diverse customer base.


The ideal candidate possesses leadership capabilities, a solid operational and technical accounting background and the ability to work proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.




Financial Operations

  • Oversee all accounting areas (outside of revenue) for GAAP compliance such as investments, fixed asset accounting, etc..
  • Identify and propose accounting treatment for new accounting pronouncements
  • Lead the accurate and timely month-end close process. Activities include recording journal entries, preparing account reconciliations and roll-forwards, performing detailed account analysis.
  • Generate and review journal entries, bank reconciliations, financial statements, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Manage accounts payable, employee and faculty expense reporting, maximizing technology/information systems.
  • Manage the documentation of internal control processes and be responsible for maintaining an effective control environment in the accounting area.
  • Manage, coach, train and develop staff.
  • Oversee and serve as a technical expert in the finance software(s) utilized (currently Great Plains, Concur, etc.)
  • Actively participate in IHI implementations and ongoing general ledger oversight, as well as the development of enhanced financial reporting and dashboards.
  • Support the accounts receivable and payroll as necessary.
  • Prepare financial statements and other management reports.
  • Provide support for A-133 testing, other periodic reviews and yearly audits.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and support as needed
  • Manage preparation of NICRA


Other areas and special projects

  • Gain an understanding of payroll processing procedures and serve as the back up to payroll
  • Lead internal improvement projects within finance team
  • Participate in technology initiatives as appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with the financial analysis team
  • Oversee the process of preparing the year IRS form 990.
  • Manage credit card program, process and monthly reconciliation



  • Bachelor's or Masters' Degree in Accounting; CPA license preferred
  • 5+ years' experience in Non- Profit accounting required
  • 3+ years' experience in public accounting and proficiency with US GAAP
  • Supervisory, management and leadership experience
  • Experience with Great Plains preferred
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills
  • Highly motivated, driven and willing to try new concepts.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to maintain and safeguard confidential information.


IHI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, political beliefs, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation to complete our application, please let us know. 



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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