Position: Accounting Associate
Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org
CorpsAfrica has steadily expanded operations from Morocco to Senegal, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana and Kenya over the last decade. Having successfully proven the power and effectiveness of the model, CorpsAfrica has begun to receive significant funding from large donors. As we reach a point of significant inflection leading to future expansion we seek to add motivated, capable, and highly effective staff to our team.
Overview of the Position:
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working closely with headquarters and country office staff, the Accounting Associate will ensure that the organization’s financial administration and accounting systems are maintained at a professional level. The ability to ensure that critical accounting, reporting, and oversight processes and systems are functioning smoothly will ensure that CorpsAfrica maintains credibility with donors, advisors, associates, and regulators, while enhancing and supporting our broader mission. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter to build nonprofit experience, be creative, innovative and strategic, and play an important role in helping a dynamic organization expand carefully as well as boldly.
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Exempt
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $30,000 – $50,000 USD commensurate with experience. CorpsAfrica offers a competitive, comprehensive salary and benefits package to staff according to local customs and standards.
LOCATION: We expect a hybrid work situation based out of the CorpsAfrica office in Morocco, Senegal, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, or Washington D.C.
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer
- Ensure that the organization’s books are accurate and up to date
- Manage various financial and reporting processes to ensure these are handled in line with CorpsAfrica’s Financial Policy Manual
- Review monthly financial reconciliations from overseas offices; provide support and communicate with counterparts as needed to ensure accurate and timely delivery of information
- Support CorpsAfrica’s Quickbooks Online portfolio and assist with any needed maintenance, including potential transition to other financial system softwares
- Create supporting documentation for Financial Policy Manual to reflect procedural changes
- Create and/or update templates and instructional documents to assist in day-to-day and monthly financial reporting for both overseas offices and headquarters
- Generate monthly financial statements and other reports according to government regulations and for donor-specified requirements
- Communicate with CorpsAfrica’s external accounting consultant on a regular basis to provide information and discuss any issues or challenges that should be addressed; work with CorpsAfrica’s Treasurer as needed
- Assist the Chief Financial Officer with budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow management for administration, existing programs, and new country offices
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree required, with a strong preference for accounting and finance majors; at least two years’ work experience is also preferred
- Strong accounting knowledge is required, including familiarity with QuickBooks; demonstrated experience maintaining the books for a comparably-sized, international organization preferred
- Expert knowledge of US GAAP, financial statements, internal and external reporting, budgeting, compliance, and internal control frameworks
- Experience working with international transactions involving accounting for foreign exchange rates desired
- Fluency in English is required; fluency in French is an asset
- Highly collaborative style and demonstrated ability to work across cultures and under pressure
- Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, presentation, and creative problem-solving skills
- A strong commitment to the mission of CorpsAfrica is required, with a desire to support youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability
- Must hold a current passport and be able to travel to various African countries from time to time as required to visit CorpsAfrica country offices
How to apply
Interested applicants should submit a résumé and a cover letter illustrating qualifications relevant to this role as a single PDF (titled, “LastName_FirstName – Accounting Associate application”) using the following link: Accounting Associate Application. The deadline to apply for the position is Sunday, May 28, 2023. Interviews will be extended on a rolling basis.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.
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