Comptroller (Part-time)

International Republican Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-04-2022
  • Posted
    Jan 04

Position description

About The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS): CEPPS is a co-equal, legal joint venture established in 1995 between the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Currently, CEPPS is the holder of the Democratic Elections and Political Processes (DEPP) leader with associates award (LWA) and the Global Elections and Political Transitions (GEPT) LWA from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and has held similar awards since its creation. Over the past 27 years, more than $1.0 billion of funding has been awarded to CEPPS for programs in more than 60 countries. Through the DEPP mechanism, CEPPS works to empower local partners to build resilient government institutions, political parties, and electoral processes in fragile states and developing democracies.

While the successful candidate will work on behalf of CEPPS, the applicant will be hired by IRI. All applications will be submitted to IRI at the link provided below. The review of applications and the interview process will be conducted jointly by the CEPPS partners.

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

  • Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people.
  • Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people.
  • Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration.
  • Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making.
  • Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

About the Position: Reporting to the Senior Administrative Director and working closely with senior financial leadership across the CEPPS consortium, the Comptroller is a key senior management role for CEPPS and assists the three partners in managing financial reporting, and providing financial planning, forecasting and analysis. The position also plays a key role in the development and maturation of financial forecasting and planning systems, as requested and required. In addition, the position provides a key interface between the accounting and finance teams and leadership across the three CEPPS partners, and the financial reporting and forecasting infrastructure.

The Comptroller will provide leadership and direction to ensure the development of relevant financial information, and timely financial budgeting and planning and financial reporting for senior CEPPS leadership. The Comptroller will assist the Senior Administrative Director in managing and controlling the organization’s financial processes, making the necessary changes to upgrade and improve process, policies or procedures, and develop his/her team.

The Comptroller will ensure alignment with the mission, core values, partnership policies and strategies of CEPPS and will champion the financial and ethical integrity of CEPPS partners, serving as an effective leader of responsible change. In addition, he/she will ensure accountability and compliance with applicable legal, governmental and regulatory requirements.

The Comptroller will also undertake special projects at the direction of the Senior Administrative Director in areas of financial systems development and other areas to be determined.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as CEPPS’ main point of contact for the Accounting and Finance teams for all CEPPS partners, directly liaising with the Chief Financial Officers/Directors of Finance
  • Oversees CEPPS’ financial reporting, monitoring, and accountability systems, including identifying/making any necessary changes to upgrade and improve process, policies or procedures.
  • Oversees and provides line management for CEPPS Accountant(s) on preparation of quarterly and final financial reports, CEPPS quarter-end reconciliation and accrual processing.
  • Works with CEPPS Sr. Grants Manager to complete project financial close-out documentation.
  • Assists with overseeing the CEPPS indirect budget
  • Provides strategic analysis of funding and spending levels.
  • Manages the preparation of audit support related to documentation requests, analysis, reconciliations, explanations, and ledger support for CEPPS annual audit and associate-award audits, as needed.
  • Prepares indirect calculations for submission for NICRA.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal guidelines under current OMB and CFR standards and provides guidance to others. 
  • Assists with the annual IRS Form 990 preparation and submission.
  • Interacts professionally and collaboratively with CEPPS and others within the CEPPS partner organizations.   
  • Performs other duties, as assigned. 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or Economics (or international equivalent) required; Master’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or Economics (or international equivalent) and/or C.P.A (or international equivalent) preferred
  • Ten (10) years of accounting experience
  • Five (5) years management experience or demonstrated experience providing senior leadership in strategic financial management.
  • Experience with large not-for-profit organization or experience with global companies or organizations receiving USG funding
  • In-depth knowledge of USG funding and NICRA
  • Comprehensive understanding of Federal guidelines under current OMB and CFR standards.
  • Experience working with ERPs, electronic workflow and retention systems such as JAMIS Prime, Deltek CostPoint and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrated experience providing collaborative and consultative leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Organized and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and problem solve.
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and processes simultaneously.
  • Well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills. Able to discern alternatives and make objective recommendations and understand how to effectively work internally with other divisions to accomplish goals.

 

Qualifications

Responsibilities

  • Serves as CEPPS’ main point of contact for the Accounting and Finance teams for all CEPPS partners, directly liaising with the Chief Financial Officers/Directors of Finance
  • Oversees CEPPS’ financial reporting, monitoring, and accountability systems, including identifying/making any necessary changes to upgrade and improve process, policies or procedures.
  • Oversees and provides line management for CEPPS Accountant(s) on preparation of quarterly and final financial reports, CEPPS quarter-end reconciliation and accrual processing.
  • Works with CEPPS Sr. Grants Manager to complete project financial close-out documentation.
  • Assists with overseeing the CEPPS indirect budget
  • Provides strategic analysis of funding and spending levels.
  • Manages the preparation of audit support related to documentation requests, analysis, reconciliations, explanations, and ledger support for CEPPS annual audit and associate-award audits, as needed.
  • Prepares indirect calculations for submission for NICRA.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal guidelines under current OMB and CFR standards and provides guidance to others. 
  • Assists with the annual IRS Form 990 preparation and submission.
  • Interacts professionally and collaboratively with CEPPS and others within the CEPPS partner organizations.   
  • Performs other duties, as assigned. 

Application instructions

Please complete your profile and submit your cover letter and resume to IRI's website.