Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting

United Nations Global Compact
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 30

Position description

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks

The Foundation for the Global Compact seeks a highly motivated, analytical non-profit finance professional with a proven track record of developing and managing organizational budgets and finances and developing financial reports and presentations to support the Foundation and support the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with a consolidated budget of $18 Million, the UN Global Compact is mobilizing the business community to commit to essential principles of responsible business and to deliver significant business initiatives that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, the UN Global Compact will be implementing a new business model requiring business participants to make required financial contributions. This new model demands professional financial management to accurately analyze financial results and forecast and develop financial reports for a complex global organization.

The Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting, reporting to the Managing Director of the Foundation, will act in the capacity of Controller for the organization, overseeing finance and accounting functions with the support of a team of two to three finance professionals.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an entrepreneurially-minded non-profit finance professional to step into a leadership role, shape the organization’s finance team and work to transform the organization’s finance capabilities to support the UN Global Compact’s vision of creating a movement of responsible organizations to create a better world.

The Foundation offers excellent benefits, generous paid time off and competitive compensation.

Job Responsibilities

  • With the support of Staff Accountant, Finance Coordinator and others, manage and perform day-to-day accounting activities (accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliations, monthly closings) and ensure strong control and proper segregation of duties
  • Oversee the financial performance of the UN Global Compact and provide reliable and timely information and analysis to management to guide them in strategic decision making
  • Develop and manage organizational budgets
  • Compile and analyze financial information for the UN Global Compact
  • Develop integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports and presentations
  • Create and analyses monthly, quarterly and annual reports and ensure financial information has been recorded accurately; Provide variance analysis highlighting risks and opportunities to revenue streams and expense control
  • Performs financial forecasting, liaising with participant relations and local networks departments to ensure accuracy and agreement on participant growth and retention
  • Collaborate with fundraising team to perform financial reporting to philanthropic donors and grant makers
  • Serve as lead for annual financial audit and preparation of IRS Form 990 and related schedules
  • Develop effective and efficient procedures to maximize team resources
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Managing Director


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance or accounting required, MBA or equivalent degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with non-profit fund accounting 
  • Current knowledge of applicable international, federal, state and local laws as well as GAAP
  • Substantive experience with budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling
  • Substantive experience with General Ledger accounting systems (Intacct preferred)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Analytical, organized, creative and pro-active
  • Attention to details, strong work ethic and proven ability to work both independently and manage a team to meet internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to articulate complex financial information verbally and in writing to non-finance staff and external stakeholders
  • Commitment to UN Global Compact mission and values

Application instructions

Please include the following materials in your e-mail submission with the subject heading “Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting”:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV

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