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Senior GL & AP Manager

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Arlington, VA
Publicado hace 18 días

About International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES):Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. As the global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. We believe that trusted electoral institutions deliver credible elections, effective governing institutions are accountable to the people they serve, all people safely participate in civic and political life on an equal basis and technology, information and data positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing to mature democracies.

The greatest assets of IFES are our team members. IFES offers competitive benefits and pay, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Every member of the IFES team is responsible for carrying out the mission of IFES and integrating IFES values into their work every day: Commitment to Excellence, Effective Communication, High-Quality Decision-Making, Accountability, Teamwork, and Collaboration.


PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE: Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Senior Manager, General Ledger & Accounts Payable is responsible for all areas relating to accounts payable processing and management of the general ledger. This position is responsible for maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to enable accurate and timely financial statements and tax filings. S/he must be self-motivated and is responsible for ensuring that work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight monthly deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger and trial balance postings, financial reporting, year-end tax and audit preparation.


  • Assists in the development and maintenance on accounting system that records and reports all financial transactions per generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions including General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets subledgers.
  • Adapt and train accounting team on 2CFR.200, GAAP and CAS regulations.
  • Assist Director of Accounting in adoption of CAS regulations.
  • Build a collaborative relationship with other operations and program units.
  • Build a collaborative relationship with IFES banks.
  • Monthly review of general ledger for month end close to ensure transactions are properly recorded for financial statement preparation. This includes asset, liability, revenue, and expense accounts.
  • Assist in month end close.
  • Recommends, reviews, and monitors compliance with financial policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Prepares, monitors, and interprets monthly financial reports and analysis for the Director of Accounting. This includes but is not limited to revenue and expense statements, balance sheets, and year-to-date financial statement summaries. Works with Director of Accounting to take corrective action when necessary.
  • Monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts.
  • Monthly reconciliation of all other general ledger accounts.
  • Oversee and supervise the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables and General Ledger Teams.
  • Supports project audits and the institutional audits.
  • Supports in annual NICRA submission process.
  • Supports in preparation of IRS form 990 preparation and submission.
  • Supports in maintenance of Deltek Costpoint and Cognos Reporting.
  • Assists in automation and streamlining accounting processes and procedures.
  • Assists year end closing.
  • Adheres to tight monthly deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING:  Identifies risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of program or operational goals. Analyzes and proposes solutions based on knowledge of professional principles and best practices. Consults with stakeholders within and outside the organization; identifies, proposes and builds consensus around best solutions. Complex decision-making requiring in-depth analysis and consensus-building, subject to management review.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:  Responsible for banking transactions, vendor payments etc. Independently manage allocated resources. Critical review of financials and preparation of reports. Review expenses, contracts and purchases, subject to established controls and procedures. Strong knowledge of financial systems to ensure compliance.

RELATIONSHIPS:  Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff, both within the headquarters and field officesBuilds and maintains relationships with internal and external partners, auditors etc. These require highly developed interpersonal skills, active listening, creativity and problem solving to assure desired outcomes.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Oversight of Accounts Payable and GL team.


Education: Minimum 8 years of experience with MBA or CPA designation or 10 years with an undergraduate degree.

Experience: Experience with GAAP and USAID funding rules and regulations. Working knowledge of US government grants and contracting procedures, regulations, policies is required, including FAR, CFR and OMB circulars. Working knowledge of non-US Government donors (GAC, FCDO, SIDA, GIZ, DFATD, DFAT) etc. Prior experience in working with external auditors and audit function preferred. Comprehensive financial process knowledge and analytical experience. Experienced with closing accounting periods. Experienced with preparing financial and management reports. Significant experience with automated business & financial systems, spreadsheets, word processing, and database software.

Related Skills or Knowledge:  Significant experience with automated business & financial systems, spreadsheets, word processing, and database software. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Experience with Costpoint and QuickBooks preferred. Comprehensive financial process knowledge and analytical experience. Proven track record of managing multiple priorities across multiple platforms with tight deadlines, with strong problem-solving skills. Strong team building and management skills. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Supervisory experience a desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Fluency in English required. Fluency in other languages highly preferred such as Spanish, French, Arabic, or sign language highly desired.

TRAVEL: Limited


Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Monthly Benefit Allowance paid directly to all employees
  • Employer paid life and AD&D insurance at 3x base salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 1:1 employer match up to 6%
  • Employer paid Short and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Generous vacation (starting at 3 weeks and increasing with time of service), sick leave, and personal leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program


IFES is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national original, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individual with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

About International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES):Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    27 de diciembre de 2021
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    22 de diciembre de 2021
  • Educación
  • Nivel Profesional


Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Arlington, VA
Ubicación Asociada
2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
10th Floor

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