Strategic Leadership & Governance Support

  • Represent Accounting and Finance perspective in various cross-organization working groups and special initiatives (e.g. cost recovery, expat compliance, allocation methodologies, etc.), strategic working groups, and other cross-departmental planning committees.
  • Responsible for preparation of required financial reports for Board and Committees.
  • Provide key staff support to Investment & Audit Committee (coordination, agenda development, etc.); and serve on 401K Management Committee.

Compliance & Risk Management

  • Develop internal controls to safeguard the assets of the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), internal controls, established policies and procedures, and ensure integrity, suitability, accuracy and timeliness of internal information. 
  • Develop finance-related policies that appropriately address risk.
  • Oversee compliance with payroll-related regulations for US paid employees, including expatriates.
  • Plan and manage month end closing processes, financial statements preparation, external audit(s), annual tax filings and other statutory reporting requirements.
  • Work in coordination with CFO to manage risk by securing adequate insurance policies.
  • Identify and monitor financial risks and develop appropriate mitigation strategies.

Accounting Operations

  • Direct the organization's accounting unit and functions, including establishment and maintenance of the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives.
  • Coordinate work of Accounting with International Finance & Administration to ensure smooth functioning and efficient workflow.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to ensure continued high functioning of the department.
  • Develop and maintain a staffing structure and high functioning team to effectively meet the accounting and financial reporting needs of the organization and provide high quality, timely service.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for organization’s cash management.  Perform cash flow monitoring, forecasting, and planning.
  • Monitor investment portfolio performance and recommend changes as needed.
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and relevant financial reporting.
  • Provide ad-hoc and standard analysis, trend reporting, and sensitivity analysis to inform financial management decisions.
  • Provide input to organizational dashboard(s) for financial Key Performance Indicators.
  • Manage Accounting unit and other cost center budgets as assigned in close coordination with the CFO, assist in annual budget development and forecasting.

Policies & Systems

  • Ensure that proper internal controls are in place and functioning as designed.
  • Regularly review and update financial policies (including travel policies) to verify that they remain relevant and appropriate to ensure compliance and best practices while supporting efficient operations.
  • Develop and maintain finance and accounting systems and processes that meet the financial management needs of the organization.


  • Represent the organization to financial partners including auditors, vendors, funders, partners, public officials, and network organizations.
  • Responsible for Project Start Up process from signing of donor agreement or contract through successful set up of codes, program folders and participation in project start up meeting.
  • Responsible for full cycle processing of contracts with consultants and contractors:  develop policy and procedures, as well as contracts templates. Manage/oversee contract processing, including training new staff.
  • Review agreements with donors and clients to ensure satisfactory terms for IYF, noting legal, compliance, reporting, and other requirements.
  • Provide regular and special information to the CFO related to financial performance, cash flows, investments.
  • Supervise Accounting Manager.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CFO.



  • Ability to learn and to work independently as well as in a collegial manner, as a team player, is essential.  Requires attention to detail, reliability, good time management and good organizational skills.  Accuracy with numbers is necessary.
  • Exceptional analytical, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong financial modeling, budgeting, and analytical skills utilizing advanced Excel techniques.
  • Communications skills must be effective and courteous, requiring high integrity when dealing with restricted and/or confidential information.
  • Leadership skills as a change facilitator and exceptional service orientation.
  • Effective supervisory skills including recruiting, mentoring, and developing staff.
  • Knowledge in a major foreign language would be an advantage.  Oral and written English fluency is required.
  • Flexibility to respond to periods of high pressure is required.  Some domestic or international travel may be required.
  • Commitment to the organization’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.



  • Requires CPA, BA in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (with an emphasis in accounting or finance).
  • 10 to 12 years of professional experience managing accounting, budget, and financial reporting operations for non-profit organizations.
  • Requires detailed understanding of GAAP, particularly rules for international non-profit organizations.
  • Experience with US government grants and contracts required. 
  • Proficient in the design and maintenance of accounting and financial management systems, internal controls, finance policies and procedures development, and business planning and analysis.
  • Understanding of contractual agreement structures and the ability to effectively coordinate legal counsel support.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, general ledger, budgeting and financial reporting packages.  Infor Cloud SunSystems accounting, Infor Q&A and QuickBooks multi-currency accounting and reporting package experience.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.



Baltimore, MD


To Apply

Please submit the following documents via email to with "Controller" in the subject line:



IYF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues, and we welcome applications from people of all cultures