Director, Accounting

The National Endowment for Democracy

About the organization

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3, bipartisan organization that serves as America’s leading foundation for freedom, providing support for democratic activists, civil society organizations, and independent media throughout the world, as well as the NED core institutes: the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the Solidarity Center, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Through nearly $300 million in grants annually to 1,800 partners in over 100 countries, NED is at the heart of supporting a global infrastructure for democracy.


Financial Accounting & Compliance

Ensures the organization’s compliance with GAAP, federal regulatory, and other donor requirements, as well as NED’s own policies and procedures.
Supported by the team, provides review and control services within the accounting group for vendor, and employee disbursements.

Financial Reporting, Audit & Tax

Responsible for the timely preparation of monthly financial statements and year-end closing.
Responsible for oversight of account reconciliations, 1099s and 1042s
Reviews and/or prepares required schedules and analysis for annual audit and adhoc financial verification audits; acts as a main point of contact with external auditors.
Provides schedules for the annual IRS Form 990 tax information return and completes other tax/regulatory forms.

Team leadership, Training and development

Mentors and directs the daily work of a diverse team; ensures that all work is processed efficiently during peak workload periods by establishing individual and team priorities.
Manages training for NED staff on finance, travel and accounting policies and procedures

Supervisory and Administrative:

The level of responsibility and independence in assigned tasks will increase with experience. This role is both supervisory and hands on.

Other Responsibilities

Engages in special projects, system upgrades, system integrations and/or fulfills other duties as may be assigned by the CFO.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA preferred.
11+ years of progressive experience in GAAP accounting and/or auditing, with 3+ years of experience in a managerial role supervising multiple staff.
5+ years of experience in mission-driven, mid to large sized nonprofit organizations (Revenue over $50 Million) subject to federal grants rules and regulations compliance, including demonstrated working knowledge and practical application of OMB cost principles, audit, and administrative requirements.
Prior experience in large ERP systems. Microsoft Serenic Navigator preferred experience a plus.
Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products.
Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and practices, accounting report generation and utilization, and financial analysis.
Experience in effectively communicating key data, including staff trainings and presentations to senior management.
Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software, and experience tailoring workflows and processes to meet the specific needs of the organization.
Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
Authorized to work in the U.S.

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