Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is seeking an energetic self-starter for their growing Finance department to be a key contributor in enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of IPA’s reporting.  This role will support the financial responsibilities of IPA globally particularly our ability to provide good financial reporting to our partners and to support strategic planning and programmatic decision making.  This position requires the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, extreme attention to detail, and consistently accurate and high-quality work.

Responsibilities 
  • Manage the implementation of project activity reporting budget versus actual in NetSuite.
    • Partner with grants team and country programs staff to map budgets;
    • Load budgets, ensuring appropriate set-up; load history to ensure life reporting;
    • Develop recommended procedures for loading budgets for new projects, amendments and monthly tracking;
    • Develop modified reports to address grant reporting requirements.
  • Manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and variance analysis (e.g. balance sheet, income statement, cash flows and cash flow forecast). Coordinate timely input from various stakeholders to ensure reports meet agreed schedule, ensuring data accuracy and provide variance analysis as required.
  • Manage the upload of IPA’s organizational budget to NetSuite including departmental budgets and develop and implement appropriate reporting.
  • Collaborate in the selection of key indicators and the development of reporting that blends financial and other data to evaluate performance against those indicators.
  • Assist in the preparation of supporting schedules for the Form 990.
  • Support indirect cost management processes by supporting NICRA submissions.
  • Provide various analyses, reconciliations, and schedules for the year-end financial audit and single federal audit and assist with coordination and review of local country audits.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the annual organizational budget and other budgets and forecasts partnering with program and departmental  management  as required.
  • Support initiatives led by  Controller and CFAO and perform ad-hoc analysis and queries on a variety of tasks and projects as needed.
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred or related experience. International and Non profit experience a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience for manager level or 8+ years of relevant professional experience in accounting for senior manager level position.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing high quality deliverables.
  • Experience in accounting software, preferably NetSuite.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and reporting under US GAAP, internal controls, accounting for multi-currency transactions and dealing with international affiliates.
  • Experience supporting leadership for monthly & quarterly reporting & ad hoc financial analysis; KPI’s, dashboards and reporting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers and with staff at differing levels and internationally
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook) , comfortable working with large financial datasets.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
Application Instructions 

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About IPA 

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide. 

Disclaimers 

Innovations for Poverty Action is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-203-772-2216. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the specified position. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs@poverty-action.org.

** Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager.