Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Prosperity Catalyst Seeks Part-Time Controller

Prosperity Catalyst Overview

Prosperity Catalyst aspires to be a global leader in promoting women-owned and led enterprises in the developing world. We place female entrepreneurship and empowerment at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in social stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction.

Program Overview

The Finance team works in partnership with other Prosperity Catalyst staff to develop budgets, implement and manage financial control measures, establish policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, and governmental and nongovernmental grant requirements.

Position Purpose

The Controller (Part-Time) directs accounting operations, institutes and maintains internal controls, and serves as financial management resource to programmatic and operational staff on all levels. S/he leads process improvement efforts to streamline and improve accounting, control and administrative operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs all aspects of accounting function and maintains accounting records of the organization in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and grant requirements.
  • Oversees preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, including the A-133 reports, as well as all invoicing and other financial reports to donors.
  • Oversees preparation and submission of the Form 990 report to the IRS.
  • Institutes and maintains internal controls throughout the organization, at the headquarters as well as in the field offices (currently in Haiti and Iraq).
  • Oversees processing of all transactions, including but not limited to payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, field funding, cash management, and investment management.
  • Ensures that the leadership, program managers and all operating managers understand their financial control obligations and reviews their actual performance against those obligations.
  • Plans and directs year-end closings, determines requirements, and prepares financial statements of the organization. Coordinates and controls the conduct of annual A-133 audits with the independent public accountants.
  • Directs and supervises the activities of professional accounting staff and guides the supervision of support staff within the department.
  • Assists the Executive Director and other officers in other duties as required.
  • Reports to the Executive Director
  • Works closely with the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • CPA required.
  • A minimum of seven years’ Accounting experience, at least three of which are at a comparable level of responsibility.
  • Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
  • Proactive, hands-on and confident manager who can set appropriate priorities and work effectively with diverse finance colleagues across the global organization.
  • Excellent leadership, coaching, business partnering, influencing, negotiating, presentation and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill including experience in effectively reporting key data as well as translating complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis activities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English) with all levels of management, particularly department heads, directors, etc.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Experience with operations in developing countries, preferably with a young organization
  • Personal qualities of integrity, honesty and creditability.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with government grants and contracts and/or federal procurement regulations desired.
  • Knowledge of regulations and requirements of State Department, USAID and/or other governmental and nongovernmental donor agencies preferred.
  • Additional language skills in a plus.
  • Experience working with international development and/or entrepreneurial start-ups a plus
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Experience training finance professionals.
  • Experience with Quick Books a plus.

Application Deadline

July 7, 2014

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Siiri Morley at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews for qualified candidates will begin immediately. Start date is ASAP.


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