Associate Director, HQ Accounting

WFW , Washington, United States
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Job Summary

Job Description


Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern CoNGO, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.

Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.

Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.

When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nations.


Under the direction of the Sr. Director, Finance, the associate director is responsible for the HQ accounting, including the production of the monthly financial statements, finance committee reports, maintaining a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, and enhance the accuracy of the reported financial results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounting & Audits

  • Lead the monthly close process for the US and collaborate with Global team to consolidate financial reporting.

  • Lead global consolidated audit and US tax preparation with external auditors and tax preparers.

  • Ensure accounting transactions are properly classified, recorded, reconciled, and consolidated with appropriate backup attached in Intaact.

  • Prepare with analysis internal HQ and consolidated monthly reporting for the Leadership Team, and quarterly Board/Committee reports.

  • Ensure accounting results are accurate, timely, and comply with GAAP.

  • Works with fundraising teams to reconcile, record, analyze, and forecast revenue.

  • Prepare financial and cash forecasting reports to support internal management reporting.

Internal Controls and Accounting Systems

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Communicate WfWI’s accounting policies and procedures to appropriate parties.
  • Manage the organization’s general ledger and supporting systems.


  • Supervise the Accounting Officer who is primarily responsible for responsible for Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Fixed Assets
  • Provide one-on-one coaching of staff to build up skills and effectiveness.
  • Lead and/or perform special projects as needed.


  • Adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies and report concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related degree.
  • Minimum of seven years general accounting experience, or equivalent combination of advanced degree, certification, and training.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize duties and projects to meet deadlines.
  • Highly organized with strong analytical abilities.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along well with diverse personalities.
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.


  • CPA designation.

  • Government grant administration.

  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct and Adaptive Insights financial systems.

Organizational Values:

Adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and organizational values -