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Washington D.C. (US)
Competitive salary + benefits
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Oct 21, 2021

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The Controller has full responsibility for preparing the monthly reporting package and providing financial analysis, budgeting, and audit support. Oversees the completion of ledger accounts and financial transactions, as well as manages accounting staff with direct report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations. Evaluates and proposes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring that practices are in line with the overall goals of the organization. Offers suggestions about resource utilization, assumptions underlying budget forecasts, innovations. 



  • Manage the accuracy, productivity and personnel associated with the day-to-day activities of accounts payable, accounts receivable, monetary disbursements, invoicing/billing, payroll, fixed asset records, general ledger 
  • Manage, train, and motivate accounting staff 
  • Maintain a system of internal controls and segregation of duties within the accounting function 
  • Oversee and manage external auditors in the completion of the annual financial statements and preparation of annual form 990, and manage relationships with banks 

Finance and Accounting

  • Coordinate month-end and year-end close processes, including schedules preparation/review and accounts analysis to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting 
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations 
  • Monitor bank balances and daily bank account activity; manage cash flow 
  • Review accounts payable entries, cash receipt entries, payroll, cost centers allocations 
  • Review monthly expense reporting 
  • Oversee accounts receivable collections, business insurance, state registrations 
  • Coordinate the requests of information to external auditors for annual audit and taxes 


  • Monitor monthly actuals to budget performance and report significant variances to CFO 
  • Review contract requirement reporting 
  • Prepare special reports for UNHCR 

The Controller performs other duties/projects as assigned. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Master’s degree in accounting preferred
  • 7-10 years of supervisory/controllership/CFO experience required  
  • Active CPA license required 
  • Non-profit accounting experience required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and audit support
  • Proficient with MS office software (Excel, Word) 
  • Intacct experience is highly desirable 
  • Experience with the automated AP and expenses management systems (such as, Expensify) 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve highly complex issues 
  • Superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills
  • Consistently demonstrates professional maturity 
  • Consistently takes the initiative to accomplish work 
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions 
  • Acts as visionary for the department and the organization 
  • Ability to motivate and empower employees to perform to the best of their abilities 
  • Ability to be flexible, collaborative, and catalytic 
  • Consistently demonstrates patience 
  • Demonstrates passion for U4U’s mission 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The tasks will generally be performed in a typical office environment. 


USA for UNHCR will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

USA for UNHCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Refugees and all other protected classes are encouraged to apply.


USA for UNHCR helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, we provide lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, we help refugees survive, recover and build a better future.

Together, we give refugees the hope they deserve, restore their dignity and help them rebuild their lives.

Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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1310 L St, NW
Suite 450
District of Columbia
United States
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