Accounting Manager

Employer
World Resources Institute
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 24, 2021
Ref
157564271
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary: Under the Director of Global Accounting's supervision, you will be responsible for overseeing, managing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the accounting department's daily operations, including treasury management, banking operations, investment management, accounting, and audit. You will assist various accounting teams with implementing new programs and special projects and will be involved in foreign currency risk management. You will also be responsible for preparing cashflows and short and long-term global cash forecasts. You must be a subject matter expert in technical accounting who is well versed in Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP). This position will lead the annual year-end financial and other audits and will work directly with the auditors. This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based at WRI's office in Washington, DC once restrictions have lifted. Job Responsibilities: * Identify and implement improvements to streamline the current Accounts Payable (AP) process, update and communicate AP policy and procedures * Oversee corporate travel program, update travel and expenses policy ensuring adherence to the policy and effectiveness of the program * Oversee corporate credit card program; review and update credit card policy, approve staff credit cards, and provide guidance to Travel and Expenses Manager * Negotiation on price, service, and line of credit with corporate banking partners and Credit Card providers * Review/update/implement foreign currency risk management policy and provide guidance to staff on FX risk management and exchange rates * Manage foreign currency risk on cross border and multi-currency programs * Ensure timely financial close process (monthly, quarterly, and annual year-end closes); and review self-insured medical expenses analysis * Review monthly General Ledger reconciliations and provide guidance to staff * Monitor investment programs and strategies and recommend best course of action to maximize cash position * Ensure timely and accurate recording investment returns. Review and post endowment journal entries, follow-up with endowment custodian to clarify questionable items * Recommend and implement improvements to Treasury Processes, including Treasury management tools focusing on automation and digital transformation of cash reporting. * Draft and update treasury policies and maintain control matrix of bank signors and authorized individuals * Ensure the team successfully executes on daily cash management functions and provide guidance on optimizing cash balances * Prepare cashflow, cash positioning, monitor daily bank transactions and short-term investment to maximize return * Prepare and manage the global long and short-term cash forecast * Administer and manage cash management systems to optimize efficiencies and ensure adequate controls * Support the interim and annual institutional financial statement audit, periodic project audit, and annual 990 tax filing. * Provide technical support for process improvement and other projects as needed. * Identify process improvements and integrate systems to meet current business needs and bring efficiency. * Work with the accounting and finance teams to update guidance/manual when required. Job Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree required (major in accounting or finance). Master's Degree in relevant field is desired, relevant work experience in lieu of Degree is accepted * CPA is preferred * Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience as an Accountant, with a minimum of 2 years in a managerial role, such as Accounting Manager or Senior Accountant with supervisory experience * Experience with integrated financial systems and processes including Deltek Costpoint, IBM Cognos, and SAP Concur preferred * Specific experience in cash forecasting and forecast models is a plus * Excellent communications skills; comfortable presenting complex treasury issues to senior management * Minimum of 2 years managing FX and/or liquidity risk * Highly organized with ability to prioritize - must be able to manage time effectively in a challenging environment * A team player with the ability to lead, work independently and collaboratively * Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required; advanced Excel skills preferred * US work authorization is required; WRI cannot offer visa sponsorship for this position Potential Salary: $80,640.00 - $100,800.00. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. How to Apply: Please submit a resume with cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Program Overview: World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world's greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people's lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact. We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $120 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. The World Resources Institute () is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI's policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI's global agenda requires a staff that is diverse - with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from US minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds. WRI Overview: World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world's greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people's lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact. We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

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