Vice President, Controller of Accounting & Assurance

Who We Are
International Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our team of over 1,200 professionals are at work worldwide in over 30 offices. Together we are on a mission to rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice unstoppable.

We are a global community that cares for one another. We believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We provide professional excellence with joy and celebration to all those we serve.

The Need
For 25 years, IJM has pioneered the work to protect vulnerable people from violence. As we grow to expand our impact to protect 500 million people from violence by 2030, we are seeking a Vice President, Controller of Accounting & Assurance to serve as a strategic voice, collaborating across the entire IJM global leadership team to ensure development of agile financial policies and procedures that provide the foundation for long-range strategic and efficient operational growth.

The preferred location for this position is Washington, DC area however we will consider remote candidates. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Lead the global finance team in preparation of timely and accurate financial statements that reflect the totality of IJM global operations (including international advancement offices) by the 11th business day of each month. Communicate financial results to IJM’s Board of Directors and Global Leadership team along with analysis that highlights key risks, opportunities, and trends by the 14th business day.

Develop financial policies and procedures that ensure strong internal controls and provide clear financial guidelines to empower IJM leaders to operate. Ensure all managers are properly trained on financial policies and procedures and rigorously monitor compliance.

Recruit, retain and develop a team of more than 80 staff across the organization and around the world that support financial accounting and operations.

Champion the strategic development of financial systems that ensure strong internal controls, accurate financial reporting and strengthen IJM’s ability to support required grants accounting and compliance with restricted giving.

Minimum of 15 years’ work experience in leading complex, growing international organizations in development of consolidated financial reporting and controls across multiple currencies and geographic regions.

A CPA and master’s degree in Accounting is required.

Proficiency in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for Not-For Profit (NFP) organizations and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Needs to have prior financial policy and system knowledge and be able to champion adoption of a universal finance system across an international, non-profit organization.

Strong ability to understand IJM internal customers and a passion for making the financial policies and procedures as clear and simple as possible.

Prior grants accounting and compliance experience is strongly preferred.

Critical Qualities:
Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;

Self-starter with strong initiative;

Disciplined with priorities;

Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;

Exceptional verbal and written communication;

Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;

Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and

Adept at creative problem solving.

Application Process:
Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one PDF document.

*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

What does IJM have to offer?
Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits

Monthly commuter and parking benefits in the DC metro area

Retirement benefit options

Paid leave starting at 23 days

12 holidays (plus early release the day prior)

Daily, quarterly, and annual community spiritual formation

Robust staff care resources

IJM holds strict safeguarding principles and a zero tolerance to violations of the Safeguarding Policy, Protection against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing the candidates value congruence and thorough background, police clearance and reference check processes.

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