Summary:  Responsible and accountable for the accounting operations of the organization, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles..

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Oversee the accounting operations, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Lead National Office Directors in financial matters to comply with regulatory bodies and Mercy Ships policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Finance Director on the ship(s) to oversee the accounting operations of the ship(s), especially the control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures, to assure consistency throughout the organization.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the accuracy of payroll, accounts payable, cash accounting and fixed assets accounting.
  • Coordinate the preparation for and the completion of the combined annual audit, including receiving and restating all necessary financial information from qualifying non-U.S. national offices.
  • Develop and monitor processes and procedures to ensure internal financial controls are in place to safeguard the organization’s assets.
  • Responsible for completion and filing of the IRS Form 990s for various corporations (Mercy Ships, Mercy Ships International, Mercy Ships Foundation), working with the outside accounting firm.
  • Oversee compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, particularly with multi-state payroll tax reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Analytical Skills - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Demonstrates attention to details.
  • Organization Skills – ability to multitask while maintaining a keen attention to details.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens well and gets clarification when needed; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
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