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Company: Global Footprint Network

Location: Oakland, CA

Date Posted: August 20, 2014

Source: Global Footprint Network

Global Footprint Network is a growing, international non-profit that promotes a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a tool that makes sustainability measurable. The Ecological Footprint has become one of the most widely used sustainability metrics in the world, the only tool that comprehensively measures human demand on the planet against what the planet can supply. It is increasingly used by governments and investors to guide decision making in a resource constrained world.

Position Summary

Global Footprint Network is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual who will manage our internal finance and accounting operations including the monthly close cycle, financial reporting, and internal controls for headquarters in Oakland, California and two international offices. This person will produce consolidated reports based on activities in all branches and provide support for all programs and departments. This individual prepares reports for, and advises, the President, Management Team & Board in all finance matters. This position reports to the VP of Operations.

Responsibilities

Manage the financial resources of the organization including accounting, finance, organization-wide budgets, banking, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization/contract policies and procedures
Oversee staff bookkeeper in the Oakland branch and bookkeeping staff/personnel in other branches
Safeguard organization assets through the maintenance of proper controls, and ensures integrity in all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit systems
Formulate financial targets and annual budgets in accordance with the strategy determined by the President, Management Team and Board
Perform functions of Controller which is to maintain and safeguard the company's financial policies, schedules, rules and regulations, and makes sure that all departments are informed of and adhere to them
Manage cash flow, organization resources and policies regarding cash requirements, credit, and project commitments, and hiring plans
Prepare and supervise regular financial reports, and key management reports (such as the Cash Flow report) for all branches of the organization
Consolidate financial reports from all international branches and produce consolidated financial reports and narrative analysis for the President, Management Team and Board
Supervise preparation of the financial information in the companys Annual Report, regular reports for management of ongoing projects, and intermittent reports for internal departments and external funders and clients;
Oversee implementation of correct accounting ...

Global Footprint Network is a growing, international non-profit that promotes a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a tool that makes sustainability measurable. The Ecological Footprint has become one of the most widely used sustainability metrics in the world, the only tool that comprehensively measures human demand on the planet against what the planet can supply. It is increasingly used by governments and investors to guide decision making in a resource constrained world.

Position Summary

Global Footprint Network is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual who will manage our internal finance and accounting operations including the monthly close cycle, financial reporting, and internal controls for headquarters in Oakland, California and two international offices. This person will produce consolidated reports based on activities in all branches and provide support for all programs and departments. This individual prepares reports for, and advises, the President, Management Team & Board in all finance matters. This position reports to the VP of Operations.

Responsibilities

Manage the financial resources of the organization including accounting, finance, organization-wide budgets, banking, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization/contract policies and procedures
Oversee staff bookkeeper in the Oakland branch and bookkeeping staff/personnel in other branches
Safeguard organization assets through the maintenance of proper controls, and ensures integrity in all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit systems
Formulate financial targets and annual budgets in accordance with the strategy determined by the President, Management Team and Board
Perform functions of Controller which is to maintain and safeguard the company's financial policies, schedules, rules and regulations, and makes sure that all departments are informed of and adhere to them
Manage cash flow, organization resources and policies regarding cash requirements, credit, and project commitments, and hiring plans
Prepare and supervise regular financial reports, and key management reports (such as the Cash Flow report) for all branches of the organization
Consolidate financial reports from all international branches and produce consolidated financial reports and narrative analysis for the President, Management Team and Board
Supervise preparation of the financial information in the companys Annual Report, regular reports for management of ongoing projects, and intermittent reports for internal departments and external funders and clients;
Oversee implementation of correct accounting, cash management systems, audits and annual tax agency reporting, and ensure timely compliance on all annual/bi-annual filings required by government and statutory bodies in all offices, including international branches
Prepare for annual year-end audit process with external auditor and acts as primary liaison with all outside auditors and government agencies
Provide financial planning and related ongoing advice for the President and Management Team to ensure fiscal literacy of decision makers
Success Criteria: The Management Team has timely financial reports, including consolidated financials, which serve as a cornerstone for effective governance and decision making. The organizations audit report comes in with no changes requiring a management letter. The President, Management Team and Board are well informed of cash forecast and financial results, so that they can make the best decisions for the organization. The organization securely maintains its exempt status.

Department Functions to Oversee

Accounts Receivable management, creation and tracking of invoices (FFS, travel reimbursement, marketing materials, subtenants); creating invoices in foreign currency in Excel; matching in US currency in QuickBooks
Accounts Payable management, processing of bills
Credit card track and match receipts, code credit card statements for Job # and Program; post and reconcile statements
Vendor relations finance related matters, such as billing discrepancies
Deposits receive payments, post income on regular basis for bank accounts
Reporting produce financial statements for management and reports for vendors
Purchasing prepare accounting documentation for review and approval of purchases
Banking work with banks, including international accounts, on discrepancies and reporting
Audit Prep prepare files and documentation for audits
Support VP of Operations management review process, reconciliation, budgets, tax support and special needs
File management keep clean, logical files for shared use.
Employees help employees understand how their work impacts the financial health of the organization
Timesheets monitor and report on staff timesheets for project management, staff management and payroll

Requirements

Minimum of eight years experience in accounting and finance; including general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budget, forecasting general audits and financial analysis

Bachelor's or Masters degree in Accounting or Finance
At least five years experience in non-profit accounting is required
Minimum of three years QuickBooks and Excel software experience
Thorough knowledge of GAAP and double entry bookkeeping
Experience working with international operations is highly desired
Familiarity with international banking and currency conversion for consolidated reports
Experience preparing executive level reports
Ability to perform meticulously with minimal supervision
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
Collaborative and solutions oriented
Committed to global sustainability

Salary and Benefits

Global Footprint Network offers a competitive salary range. A benefits package is provided, including Health insurance, Dental, 403(b), and other benefits. This is a full-time position located at Global Footprint Networks offices in Oakland, CA. Our collegial, open-plan office is located in a neighborhood with good transit access. Our communal lunches are light-hearted and often delicious.

Application

To apply send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@footprintnetwork.org; subject line MUST include the term Accounting Manager. For more information about Global Footprint Network and the Ecological Footprint visit: www.footprintnetwork.org. Due to the volume of employment applications, we are unable to respond to each application individually.

Global Footprint Network is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace.

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