An experienced finance professional who will develop and oversee Namati’s accounting operations with accuracy and integrity.
About the position
At Namati, ensuring a rigorous and principled accounting system is critical to our organizational success.
As Accounting Manager, you will be a key member of the global finance team. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, you will help build, maintain, and oversee all of Namati’s global accounting operations. You will also be responsible for overseeing staff who are involved in cash management and risk management.
Overall, you will be responsible for the following:
Designing, maintaining, and implementing financial/operational policies and procedures to ensure internal controls, safeguarding of assets, regulatory compliance, and the reliability of financial statements and reports
Managing outsourced functions, such as staff benefits and payroll
Overseeing the day-to-day operations of Namati’s accounting team, including thinking proactively about how to design an organizational structure which supports Namati’s global goals and objectives
Overseeing the processing of Namati’s financial transactions, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and month-end and year-end closings
Ensuring that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
Ensuring that accounts receivable are collected promptly
Processing payroll in a timely manner
Ensuring that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
Maintaining the chart of accounts
Maintaining an orderly accounting filing system
Maintaining a system of controls over accounting transactions and budgets designed to mitigate risk
Preparing and issuing timely and thorough financial statements
Managing donor, funder, and project-specific budgets and reports
Coordinating the preparation of Namati’s corporate annual report
Calculating variances from the budget and reporting significant issues to management
Developing a system for preparing and evaluating cost reports across the organization
Conducting additional financial analyses as needed
Coordinating the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards
Complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Here’s what you might have tackled in the last week:
Worked with the Director of Finance and Administration to prepare a quarterly financial report for submission to a Namati Environmental Justice Program funder.
Completed last month’s close with the finance team and prepared an internal report for review with the Director of Finance and Administration, and Program Directors.
Communicated with the Global Network team to resolve an outstanding payment in advance of an upcoming legal empowerment learning exchange in Kenya.
Worked with the Finance and Administration Officer in Namati’s Yangon office to reconcile a travel advance taken by a Myanmar Program staff member for a community paralegal supervision field visit.
Contacted Namati’s third party payroll provider with the General Accountant to resolve a system miscalculation of staff payment from the previous pay period.
Designed a presentation for an upcoming Namati board meeting reporting on global year to date projected versus actual spending, as well as planning for the subsequent year.
Based on feedback collected from accounting staff across each of Namati’s thematic and country programs, prepared the first draft of a new organization-wide accounting policies and procedures manual for review by the Director of Finance and Administration.
About you/must haves for the position
Career focus on accounting: You bring 5 or more years’ experience in accounting to the position – from jobs, coursework, research, or internships. You have prior experience leading internal reporting, payment processes, and managing organizational accounts. You hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a similar field, and are excited to use your skills to help advance justice around the world.
Ease with technology: You’re a technophile, and when given the opportunity to work with a new program or application, you quickly become fluent. You are able to navigate and use Quickbooks and Excel with ease.
Detail-orientation and precision: You genuinely enjoy completing detail-oriented tasks. You are dedicated to letting no ball drop, and deftly juggle multiple tasks. As a basic practice, you check and double check your work to ensure it is free of errors, and feel a sense of deep satisfaction upon successful completion of every task you tackle.
Efficiency and organization: You’re highly organized and manage complex processes confidently and efficiently. You know how to work with input from a variety of stakeholders while maintaining control, scope, and timeliness. You always nail deadlines.
Resourceful problem-solving skills: You know how to find answers and can figure out how to solve problems when they arise. You possess the personal initiative needed to improve processes without prompting. You feel comfortable working independently.
Sound judgment and integrity: You are well-regarded for your judgment and are known for making reasoned, well-thought out decisions, even in the face of limited or conflicting information. Your ability to manage and respond appropriately to sensitive information has earned you a reputation as a trustworthy colleague/peer.
Mission orientation and drive: It’s in your nature to work diligently on a problem until you’ve seen the solution through to your complete satisfaction. You’re deeply committed to Namati’s mission and driven to make an impact.
Growth mindset: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Billions of people live outside the protection of the law. They can be driven from their land, extorted by officials, and intimidated by violence. Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people. We train and deploy grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice. Together with grassroots groups in eight countries, we have supported more than 55,000 c...lients to protect community lands, enforce environmental law, and secure basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. Drawing on data from thousands of cases, Namati advocates for improvements to policies and systems that affect millions of people. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network, more than 1000 groups from 150 countries learning from one another and working together to bring justice everywhere.