Global Accounting Officer Non-profit Jobs – Pathfinder International

Job Title:    Global Accounting Officer

Organisation: Pathfinder International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. As a global health organization with locally led, community-driven programs, we support women to make their own reproductive health decisions. We work with local partners to advance contraceptive services, comprehensive abortion care, and young people’s sexual and reproductive rights in communities around the world—including those affected by poverty, conflict, climate change, and natural disasters. Taken together, our programs enable millions of people to choose their own paths forward.


Job Summary:  The Global Accounting Officer primarily serves as the primary support for the finance functions of Pathfinder country offices. Ensures that all field financial activities are managed and administered according to Pathfinder and donor regulations and policies. Assists with financial capacity building and development provided to field offices. Focuses on accounting, financial reporting, and compliance with Pathfinder policies and donor regulations. Strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder to continue to grow; evaluate, develop and implement operational best practices in areas including budgeting, financial reporting and compliance, and training. Builds constructive and effective relationships with team members and clients.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Tracks key indicators and the processing of monthly country office reporting, including the receipt, review, recording, reconciliation, and consolidation of all income, expenses, and balance sheet items.
  • Reviews monthly project spending performance for accuracy, allowability, availability of project funds, adequate supporting documentation, and proper authorization.
  • Assists with monitoring all matters that may affect the financial integrity of Pathfinder programs or the organization and assists in investigations in response to allegations of improper conduct.
  • Assists with ensuring standard financial systems and controls are established and maintained to provide appropriate level of controls over the organization’s resources.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of effective tools, systems, policies, and procedures that ensure consistent compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, Pathfinder, and donor policies.
  • Reviews monthly spending performance of country offices to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and donor policies.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve field financial reporting and compliance.
  • Collects and organizes information from countries in preparation for the annual external audit and/or program specific audit.
  • Provides oversight on financial transactions
  • Conducts monthly financial reviews and analysis to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and client requirements.
  • Supports country finance staff to effectively record and document transactions, following Pathfinder’s policies and processes.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitates identification of issues and resolutions to mitigate risks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management, or related field, or equivalent, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
  • Four years’ professional experience working in finance, financial monitoring, policies and administration
  • Work experience with a multinational organization.
  • Prefer: Work experience in international Finance and Accounting in an organization of at least $50M in revenue with multiple international offices
  • Prefer: Work experience with Serenic/Microsoft Dynamics NAV financial systems
  • Prefer: Work experience with government grants and contracts


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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