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Associate Director, External Reporting & Analytics at Save the Children

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

The Associate Director, External Reporting & Analytics will be responsible for managing financial processes to support accurate and timely financial statements and agency management reporting. The role will be responsible for external audit and tax return preparation and process management. The position will also be a resource for the Finance Division to provide guidance on policy and accounting processes and will be vital role for producing reports and analysis. The Associate Director, External Reporting & Analytics will provide accounting and control expertise, develop analytical reporting and participate in process improvement initiatives related to financial reporting and tax compliance.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Facilitate on financial reporting, audit and tax requirements: 35%

  • Manage financial reporting and tax return preparation processes with external auditors and internally

  • Facilitate prepared by client list (PBC) for external audit and prepare, review and analyze financial statements and related schedules

  • Review reconciliations for compliance with audit requirements and prepare monthly variance analysis

  • Facilitate schedule preparation for tax return process

  • Review and share findings on implementing FASB Accounting Standards Update for not for profit accounting

  • Assist in Single Audit support including schedule of expenditure of federal awards (SEFA)

  • Facilitate with counterparts in Save the Children International on the Foreign Recipient Audit (FRA) and ensure reconciled


Define and report regularly on internal reporting: 35%

  • Assist in preparation of the functional expense allocation on periodic basis

  • Analyze functional expenses, discuss with relevant stakeholders and identify improvement opportunities

  • Assist in balance sheet review processes, and connect with other stakeholders to address reconciling items

  • Prepare quarterly temporarily restricted release summary to account for net asset release from temporarily restricted

  • Review agency grant roll forward receivable report

  • Prepare agency SEFA report and facilitate updates necessary to support

  • Assist in reconciling agency SEFA report to SCI FRA


Lead in NICRA Preparation, Review and Negotiations: 15%

  • Prepare agency NICRA submittal packets for sharing to USAID

  • Include analytics on changes of rates year over year

  • Support the adjustment processes for finalized and provisional rates

  • Communicate to various divisions around our NICRA submittal

  • Adjust NICRA model as needed for changing environment


Assist in preparation and revision of finance policies and procedures related to accounting: 15%

  • Partner with Senior Director, Global Finance & Revenue and Finance division on drafting policy, procedures, and improving processes - in particular related to financial reporting and tax compliance

  • Determine accounting treatment for new or unusual transactions, e.g. planned gifts, revenue recognition, leases

  • Research accounting and tax requirements, e.g. using IRS or FASB

  • Discuss implication to SCUS financial statements of Accounting Standards with KPMG

  • Perform other duties as may be required

Required Qualifications

  • You have a minimum 5-7 years' experience in financial management

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent relevant experience required

  • Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the operational activities of a unit or team, or provide the technical and management support related to various size programs, grants or projects.

  • Knowledge of GAAP and external reporting requirements

  • Not-for-Profit accounting, finance and some grant experience

  • Highly developed problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills

  • Ability to present information in an informative and clear manner. Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build effective relationships

  • Willingness to travel (less than 10%)

  • Strong ability with Microsoft Office suite, including advanced Excel and Access skills

  • Agresso or similar accounting system experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA/MPA or CPA

  • Experience in supporting tax and audit engagements

  • Experience in not-for-profit setting, and an understanding on the related financial operations of a grant/contribution funded organization


Why you should join the Save the Children Team… 


Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.   


Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU! 


About Save the Children 


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.  


Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.  


We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.