Compassion International

  • Manager of Accounting

    Job ID
    2018-17747
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Category
    Finance
  • Overview

    This manager provides leadership and oversight to the accounting team to maintain Compassion's general ledger, work closely with internal clients across the organization to answer financial questions and provide advice on proper accounting, conduct accounting research and analysis, review and interpret historical transactional activity, and complete the month-end and year-end close process. The primary purpose of this position is to provide full, daily management for assigned professional staff. This responsibility includes hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as, coaching, performance management, assigning, checking, and approving work to satisfy department objectives. This manager will ensure accomplishment of department responsibilities based on oversight from senior management, following established practices, organizational strategy, department guidelines, and within approved budget.

    Essential Job Functions

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Provides leadership, planning and consultation to subordinates, executives, and peer management in the successful alignment of assigned department resources to ensure achievement of operational priorities and initiatives, integrating priorities within organizational strategies to ensure that department's purpose is fulfilled.
    • Contributes to or prepares and administers the annual budget and departmental expenses, ensuring accountability for on-time completion of deliverables based on department objectives, SLAs, and other Compassion standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and board policies.
    • Selects, manages and develops assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coaching and managing performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; supports continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability.
    • Leads professional staff responsible to serve internal customers, answering financial reporting questions, explaining accounting principles, advising on proper recording of transactions, and informing others of financial policies and procedures. This includes partnering in problem-solving for both procedural and technical issues.
    • Serves as a subject matter expert on the organization’s financial general ledger system, including the chart of accounts, functional allocation, fund balances, segments and other attributes of the system.
    • Oversees professional accountants who maintain monthly/annual financials including the close processes through preparation and/or review of key journal entries and account reconciliations.
    • Leads accountants who analyze financial activity for errors or misclassifications and make corrections as needed.
    • Manages accountants who prepare and distribute financial statement reports and provide additional information related to those reports for appropriate actions and decision-making.

    Qualifications

    Faith

    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.



    Culture

    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related discipline


    Work Experience

    • 10+ years of relevant accounting including supervising an accounting team and leading the month-end close process.  
    • CPA strongly preferred.


    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***



    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule



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