ACCOUNTANT III

OPEN POSITION: ACCOUNTANT III

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA), the Accountant III serves as an integral part of URI’s global support staff and finance team. Primary responsibilities focus on accounts payable, payroll processing, expense reimbursement, and working in partnership with the Co-directors of Global Programs in the monitoring and reconciliation of regional financial reports from regional staff called Regional Coordinators.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Accounts Payable

  • Prepare weekly check run, including filing, scanning, and mailing of vendor checks and employee reimbursements; enter into QuickBooks.
  • Organize and file all payables.
  • Organize, summarize and file expense reimbursement documents by attendees to global meetings.

Accounts Receivable

  • Record deposits to QuickBooks and organize and file deposit documents.

Payroll

  • Review semi-monthly online time reporting and upload to Preview systems.
  • Submit processed payroll to PayChex.
  • Prepare information for retirement contributions.
  • Enter payroll into QuickBooks.

Audit Preparation and Reporting

  • Assist the DFA in the preparation of audit work papers and prepare supporting documentation.
  • Prepare various balance sheet schedules as assigned.
  • Assist the DFA in the preparation of financial reports as needed.

Global Programs Financial Management and Reporting

  • Work in partnership with the Director of Global Programs in updating regional budget templates, tracking submission of completed templates, and following up with regional staff as necessary to address questions or outstanding information.
  • Collect and review bi-annual regional expense reports and supporting documents (receipts and bank statements) submitted by 16 Regional Coordinators located around the world; reconcile reports to documentation; communicate directly with Coordinators regarding questions and/or discrepancies, and work together on a resolution. 
  • Notify the DFA Director of Global Programs in a timely manner of any unresolved regional questions and/or discrepancies.
  • Summarize results of regional reports on a master spreadsheet semi-annually.
  • Maintain filing system for new regional reports and associated supporting documentation.
  • Assist the DFA with administration the annual renewal of Grant Agreements and Contracts for Service.  
  • Work with the Director of Global Programs and the Director of Finance and Administration to update and coordinate execution of annual regional grant agreements and annual regional staff contracts.

Other

  • Set up binders, folders, dividers, and tabs as needed for various accounting records.
  • Prepare boxes for archives and move to storage.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Help with general office administrative support.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or minimum of four years experience in accounting, including A/P and payroll experience including monthly reconciliation process.
  • Accounting experience with a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Excel and Quickbooks, other accounting software, and hardware used in the performance of accounting, budget analysis, fiscal analysis, reporting responsibilities; proficiency with MS Word.
  • A/R experience preferred.
  • Ability to gather, organize, analyze, and present finance data.
  • Attention to detail, professional manner, and "quick-on-your feet" thinking.
  • Strong desire to develop further skills in handling accounts payable, bank reconciliations, payroll and payroll service.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal); personable and friendly phone manner.
  • Commitment to utilizing consistent clear candid communication as crucial to building and maintaining virtual & in-person relationships.
  • Cultural competency: appreciation of the opportunity to work with colleagues from different cultures, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people who speak English as a second or third language, patience, respect for different communication styles, flexibility in dealing with variations in financial documentation from one country to another.
  • Highly detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in a strong, collaborative team environment.
  • Knowledge of Paychex is a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of URI.
  • Commitment to working with a culturally and religiously diverse global community.
  • Commitment to learning how to evaluate or interpret information from financial documents received from staff based in countries, using different currencies.
  • Commitment to personal and organizational learning as part of a diverse global community.
  • Commitment to embrace & model URI’s vision & values as described in the Preamble, Purpose and Principles.

Salary:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. We offer a competitive hourly rate.

Benefits:

Full medical, dental, vision and chiropractic after the first month; voluntary flexible spending account (FSA); three weeks vacation first year plus 12 paid holidays.  Matching 403b after one year of service.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and list of three references to [email protected] Incomplete applications will not be considered. URI does not provide relocation support. No phone calls, please. This position is open immediately.

ABOUT UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVE

Founded in 2000, URI (United Religions Initiative) is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world. We implement our mission through the support of grassroots interfaith groups called Cooperation Circles of which there are more than 1000 in 108 countries. URI’s global network supports local and global initiatives that build the capacity of our member groups and organizations to engage in peacebuilding activities such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and understanding, environmental sustainability, education, health, women’s and youth empowerment, and advocacy for human rights.

With 19 regional offices dispersed in regions around the world, URI’s global work is guided by a Global Council of Trustees elected by the 8 regions, and is coordinated by the Global Support Office located in the Presidio National Park in San Francisco, CA. There are 11 global support staff members in San Francisco, additional staff members in Buenos Aires, Cardiff, Cape Town and Addis Ababa, as well as 18 regional coordinators and their staff in offices around the world. URI believes in a bottom-up approach to social change and peacebuilding that focuses on the grassroots, and also in a shared leadership model in which each person is essential to the success of the mission to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the earth and all living beings.

For more information, please visit www.URI.org.

URI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees, applicants and program beneficiaries. URI does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.