Specializing in Recruitment, Human Resource Services for the International Development Sector

Position Title:  Director of Finance and Accounting

Position Classification:  Permanent, Full-time, Exempt

Immediate Supervisor:  Executive Director

Compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000

Start Date:  Immediate


PH International is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Accounting based out of our headquarters office in Waitsfield, Vermont. The Director of Finance and Accounting is a leadership position in the organization and provides oversight for all accounting and financial functions.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in non-profit accounting, business management, and organizational leadership.  Knowledge of grant management and compliance is a must.  International experience is a plus. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all financial and accounting systems, cash management, and financial reporting
  • Assure that all financial records are in compliance with GAAP and OMB Circulars and other specific grant requirements
  • Manage and oversee the annual budget process, annual audit, 990 & FBAR filing, and NICRA proposal and negotiations
  • Provide cash management oversight for all grants, manage cashflow, and monitor organizational investments and line of credit
  • Perform general accounting functions, including oversight of the monthly, quarterly, and annual closings of fiscal records; approval of reports, invoices, journal entries, and transactions; preparation of monthly account reconciliations
  • Monitor and ensure that internal procedures are followed for new awards, cost share, sub recipients, and procurement
  • Provide hands on supervision and guidance to accounting staff
  • Strategize and lead the effort to continuously improve systems, processes, and utilization of accounting software and the virtual office
  • Work with Senior Management to manage and lead organizational initiatives and planning
  • Prepare financial reports for Board of Directors and work with the Finance Committee to evaluate and adopt new policies and procedures
  • Confer regularly with Program Managers in the resolution of budgeting, reporting, and program management challenges
  • Review proposal budgets and assist in their development as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in accounting in a non-profit setting
  • Advanced degree in accounting or a related field
  • Robust knowledge of accounting principles and practice, the internal control environment, and non-profit financial reporting
  • Robust experience with federal grant management and compliance and OMB Uniform Guidance audits
  • Demonstrated experience with federal and state regulations related to payroll
  • Experience with multi-company accounting and consolidated financial statements is a plus;
  • Effective problem solving, critical thinking, and systems evaluation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written);
  • A strong service orientation to colleagues;
  • Experience in organizational leadership and supervising staff;
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism, sensitivity to confidentiality, and ethical standards;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to overseas offices;
  • S. citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S. is required;
  • Preference will be given to Vermont residents and regional applicants.

PH International is a non-profit organization based in Waitsfield, Vermont.  With six overseas offices plus projects and partners that span across Eurasia, PH International has built a strong reputation backed by over 35 years of experience.  Our mission is to build strong global communities by fostering civic engagement, cross-cultural learning, and increased opportunities in the digital age. 

How to Apply: Individuals interested in this position should apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to linda.aines@internationalink.net with “Director of Finance and Accounting- Full Name” in the subject line. 

Application deadline is Friday February 5, 2020 or until filled.  PH International is an equal opportunity employer.