Title: Assistant Controller, Reporting and Audit
Based in Washington D.C.
Up to 15% international travel
Reports to the Controller
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer powered healthcare.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
As Assistant Controller Reporting and Audit, under the direction of the PSI Controller, you will be responsible for leading a team of approximately 5 to ensure the smooth running of the reporting and audit management processes at PSI. The Reporting and Audit team manages donor reporting and revenue management, accounts receivable, audit management and financial reporting.
The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced environment, and will bring deep technical competency and experience in large complex organization. You should be a proven team leader, with experience working across multiple countries and cultures, who collaborates well across teams and functions. Candidates should be comfortable communicating with senior management, as well as having experience with government and donor regulations and compliance.
Sound like you? Read on.
- Supervise the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, country-specific financial statements for local and project specific compliance audits, and other donor mandated compliance activities, as well as special reports for PSI management;
- Supervise the Donor Reporting and Revenue Manager, overseeing the accurate preparation and submission of financial reports to funders, ensuring compliance with funder requirements and regulations, cash application and accounts receivable processes;
- Ensure accurate and timely completion of the month end close process
- Manage the Financial Statement and various donor compliance audits, including US Government and other donors, and coordinate with Field Finance and country teams for local country audits, to ensure accurate and clear information is provided to the auditors;
- Collaborate with the Controller and other members of the Finance team, and other departments, to identify and implement process improvements and ensure audit findings are tracked and implemented within financial reporting and audit, and across the finance functions in PSI;
- Ensure that financial statements are prepared in an efficient manner, leveraging technology and ERP system, in collaboration with the Controller, PSI’s Deputy Director Financial Systems and Special Projects, as well as PSI’s Technology team;
- Analyze financial data and prepare appropriate management reports to facilitate PSI leadership understanding of PSI’s financial position;
- Manage PSI’s Chart of Accounts, approving any changes, and ensuring that these map to PSI’s Financial Statements and funder reporting;
- Work within Finance and Accounting, and with the Field Finance team and other departments as necessary to updated, develop, distribute and train on PSI’s Global Accounting Policies to ensure that these comply with funder regulations, accounting standards and other regulations as required;
- Supervise a team of accounting professionals with full personnel management responsibilities
- Perform special projects and other responsibilities as needed
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA required
- At least 10 years of accounting experience related to financial reporting in public accounting, government contracting or non-profit organizations, including financial statement preparation and presentation
- At least 5 years of experience in people management
- In-depth knowledge of finance, accounting principles, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
- Must have demonstrated knowledge of complex automated financial and accounting reporting systems (Infor Lawson, Oracle, SAP or similar ERP experience highly desirable);
- Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, including familiarity with Uniform Guidance, and donor regulations such as those of the Global Fund, DFID, KfW;
- Ability to develop and prepare financial reports, statements and projections;
- Demonstrated experience developing comprehensive financial management and accounting training courses for accounting, non-accounting and management staff
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively interact with senior management and individuals with varying degrees of financial knowledge
- Ability to communicate with C-suite level
- Excellent organizational skills and strong customer service focus;
- Strong verbal and written communications skills;
- Must have the ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment;
- Ability to travel globally (approximately 15% travel).
- References will be required.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States.
- The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.