Mercy For Animals

Director of Accounting

United States


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We are currently seeking a director of accounting to join our finance team. In this role, you will oversee and direct Mercy For Animals’ accounting operations and work with the department to ensure organization-wide financial management and controls.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Manage and oversee general day-to-day accounting 
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts with department, analyze financial performance, and monitor cash flow for a budget of up to $16 million 
  • Maintain, develop, and document processes for finance and accounting
  • Support international team members and accounting firms with best practices, troubleshooting, and monthly reconciliation
  • Prepare and analyze monthly global financial reports, including grant reporting, and provide updates on financial status to key leadership 
  • Maintain relationships and connect with external auditors and international accounting firms, bankers, and legal counsel to determine and implement best practices
  • Lead the organization’s efforts in annual audits and tax filings
  • Devise and implement strategies for continual improvement of financial management and reporting systems to achieve peak operational efficiency, including cash-flow modeling, evaluating third-party vendors, negotiating fees, vetting and implementing new software solutions, and conducting ongoing cost-saving analysis
  • Establish internal controls, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and remain compliant with local, federal, and state or provincial laws and regulations
  • Partner with the development team to ensure proper management of revenue channels and alignment of revenue reporting
  • Follow all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned 

Your qualifications will take our finance department to the next level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • CPA license or enough experience to obtain one
  • Five to seven years of accounting experience, preferably as a financial controller
  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Strong understanding of and ability to interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles
  • Work experience in nonprofit finance and grant management (preferred)
  • Experience supporting international entities (preferred) 
  • Experience with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Ability to solve problems effectively, communicate clearly, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles 

Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:
I am an innate problem solver, driven by analytics and metrics. A humble leader, I enjoy working collaboratively. I thrive under pressure and deadlines and can effectively manage time and resources. I am passionate about the mission and vision of Mercy For Animals.

Compensation and Benefits 
Earn an annual salary of $65,000–$75,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2021-04-30

  • Category Animal Welfare
  • Created by Samantha Young
  • Submitted 26 Mar
  • Last updated 12 Apr