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Director of Accounting

Washington, DC
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading HR Management and Consulting firm. We are supporting a client, an international not-for-profit organization that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations.

The Director of Accounting is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial health and stability of the organization, working with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) including but not limited to accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, annual audits, NICRA negotiations, payments and banking, and contracts and grants financial management. The Director of Accounting ensures compliance with funder regulations as well as internal policies and procedures and provides timely reports and guidance to staff to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively. The Director of Accounting works to ensure revenue collection, expense management, budget oversight, reporting, and compliance in accordance with industry standards as well as leading the annual budgeting process, manage all financial reporting systems, manage accounts payable and receivable, our external payroll service, our external audit, and manage other Finance Department staff. The Director of Accounting reports directly to the CEO and must be a cooperative team player, able to work well with other senior executives (Human Resources, Operations, Business Development, Country Directors, Security, Communications, etc.) as well as the external accounting firm for overall performance and success. This position is a hybrid role and requires the CFO in the D.C office 3 days a week.


  1. Member of Senior Management Team in charge of evaluating organizational needs and implementing strategies to increase efficiencies and growth both in the headquarters office and in field office in accordance with policies, procedures and funder regulations.
  2. Supervise other finance staff and outsourced Accounting Services firm.
  3. Guide project directors in interpretation of and compliance with award regulations including but not limited to 2 CRF Uniform Guidance 200, FAR, USAID ADS, and AIDAR.
  4. Review overall budgets and costing for all awards.
  5. Act as business liaison with grantors and other funding and partner agencies.
  6. Review and submit financial reports in compliance with United States government and otherfunder regulations and requirements.
  7. Generate and submit annual FBAR and Host Government Tax Reports
  8. Manage insurance portfolios including domestic and foreign liability, cyber coverage and D&O insurance.
  9. Oversee set up and maintenance of domestic and international lease agreements for all operations.
  10. Review and approve field office fund requests.
  11. Support organization wide evaluation of RFPs
  12. Review the completed business proposals for completeness, competitiveness and profitability.
  13. Generate organization annual budget, financial analysis, funding scenarios and projections for internal and external use.
  14. Serve as liaison to the Audit and Investment Committee of the Board.
  15. Manage the annual 2 CFR 200 Part F Single Audit of the organization and preparation of the 990 tax return.
  16. Provide oversight of procurement of goods and services in compliance with funder and internal regulations and procedures.
  17. Develop and submit organization's annual indirect cost proposal and negotiate final rates.
  18. Oversee monthly bank reconciliations, vendor invoices, and cash flow reports.  


  • A BA/S in related field is required. A CPA, MBA or advanced degree is preferred.
  • Requires knowledge of contract and grant management policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal government regulations to include 2 CFR 200, FAR, and AIDAR, and understanding of standard contract clauses is necessary.
  • Experience with public and private grant and contract accounting and compliance is desired
  • Five years of experience in contracts and grants accounting is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting preparation and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of computer-related financial/accounting systems and budgeting.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently, well-organized, and able to work under pressure and meet frequent deadlines.
  • Must be an effective problem solver, analytical, creative, and innovative.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and team building.
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • French or Arabic skills a plus


Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.

Zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

An equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.


Offers comprehensive benefits that include 401K, PTO, EAP, and commuter assistance.

Offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Metro Center Metro Station on the Red Line.


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