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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis



Reporting to the Operations Director and Financial Controller & Systems Manager, as part of the cross-regional Finance and Operations team, the Senior Accountant performs assigned accounting functions requiring in-depth knowledge of the JASS financial systems. This position will provide support for various aspects of the cross-regional finance department’s operations, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the analysis, verification and preparation of general ledger transactions and other financial records.  Additionally, the Senior Accountant will also work in close collaboration with the Controller and Director of Operations in the area of grants management, including developing budgets for proposals, tracking restricted expenditures, the releasing of funds and the reporting on restricted grants.

General Accounting

  • Assist in ensuring that the JASS’ accounting and financial controls, policies and procedures are maintained and followed, recommending enhancements where necessary and appropriate.
  • Assist in overseeing payables and receipts and in preparing journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Monitor bank accounts daily for cash flow purposes and work with Controller to manage cash flow to meet operating needs.
  • Conduct analysis and verification of financial data both internally and with outside service providers/vendors, such as monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Maintain fixed assets records, including preparing and recording monthly depreciation, journal entries and annual reporting requirements.
  • Prepare payroll, including reconciliation of employee time and attendance records, preparation of monthly payroll and pension accounting journal entries, and production of monthly/quarterly reports.
  • Track, monitor and maintain files and reports for JASS’ contracted service providers and vendors; perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors;
  • Assist in compiling schedules and in the 990 IRS and State annual filings.
  • Work closely with the Controller to execute month-end closing procedures and postings and in the preparation of financial Statements and Budget to Actual Reports.
  • Support annual year-end close process, including preparing supporting schedules for the interim/annual audits and tax returns.
  • As a member of the cross-regional Finance and Operations team, provide support to the regional finance staff, work to reconcile regional specificities and legal requirements; and support the integration of financial data from the regions into JASS’s central finance system.

Grants Management

  • Provide financial, contractual and compliance management across all of JASS’ donor funded projects, working closely with Program and Regional staff and Director of Operations to ensure alignment; including budgets for proposals.
  • Assist in the monitoring, reporting and (re)forecasting of JASS’ institutional (restricted) income.
  • Ensure quality control for reported deliverables in regard to re-grants for which JASS is the fiscal sponsor.
  • Support the implementation of integrated workflows and drive improvements in organizational financial systems, controls, policies and processes pertaining to restricted funds/grants management.
  • Contribute to the development of strategy, financial policies and procedures to maximize income and cost recovery from donor contracts, with a focus on direct and indirect cost recovery.
  • Monitor the effective cost recovery and the releasing of funds across all restricted grants that JASS manages.
  • Assist in the development of internal cost models, expense allocations and external budgets for restricted grant proposals.
  • Assist in donor audits and coordinating provision of relevant information necessary to meet audit obligations.
  • Support the Controller and Director of Operations in developing proactive, flexible and adaptive approaches and policies for managing risks related to the (institutional) donors.


  • BA in accounting or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years working in a senior financial position for a nonprofit organization
  • Experience accounting for and reporting on a variety of restricted funding sources, including private foundations and government grants with a clear understanding of cost classifications, expense allocations and cost recovery methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience using INTACCT accounting software a plus
  • Experience working for an international NGO a plus
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of JASS

Applications will not be considered without a cover letter

How to Apply: 


Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Application Dates: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017

Employment Type:

Salary Details: 
Competitive and commensurate with experience
Comprehensive benefits package

Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager


Location: Flexible but must be based in one of the regions in which JASS works (Southern Africa, Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia), with a strong preference for Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mexico City or Washington, DC.


The HR Manager plays a crucial and strategic role in connecting our multi-regional teams. You will report directly to the Operations Director and your specific role will be to advise on, coordinate and accompany all human resources activities across the organization.  Concrete responsibilities include:

  • Develop and oversee processes of recruitment and onboarding of new staff, including orientation to JASS’ feminist principles and culture
  • Ensure adequate systems for performance management are put in place and administered as part of the organizational life cycle, including providing advice and support to directors and managers, monitoring staff personal and professional development plans, ensuring job descriptions and contracts are up to date and filed
  • Advise and support directors and staff in conflict management and the resolution of employee relations and complex HR issues; proactively raise HR issues with supervisors
  • Monitor and support the compliance of JASS with policies and standards required by registration statuses in the United States, Mexico and South Africa
  • Oversee payroll and the administration of benefits programs for staff, working closely with regionally-based finance and operations colleagues; research and cost out benefits alternatives as needed; serve as liaison to US-based benefits vendors
  • Work with relevant operations and management staff to develop JASS’ personnel policies and procedures including review of pay and benefits policies and coordination with sister organizations around best practice; maintain and update policy manuals and employee handbooks
  • Respond to staff inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and terms of employment.
  • Keep audit-quality, legally compliant records of contracts and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, leave, grievances, performance reviews, and terminations
  • In concert with and under the direction of the Director of Operations, develop and implement a risk management program
  • Where relevant, supervision of any general support staff based in D.C.
  • Advise and support activities for strengthening feminist leadership, team-building across the organization, including mentoring and coaching skills as well as tools for improving virtual teamwork and supporting a culture of shared leadership
  • Participate in designing and delivering staff celebrations, gatherings and recognitions.

Skills & Experience

  • 6+ years professional experience in human resources and organizational development work in the not for profit sector and/or social justice sector, ideally including working virtually across the globe
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor law in the U.S. and experience working within labor laws in multiple countries
  • Proven experience linking HR processes to overall organizational outcome and impact effectiveness
  • Experience in feminist organizations and/or social justice organizations with innovative approaches to human resources management and development
  • English and Spanish fluency
  • Experience working internationally in a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills while ensuring confidentiality
  • Strong computer literacy (Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Calendar, Skype)
  • Post-secondary education in human resources management and/or related HR certifications are highly desirable
  • Thrive in an environment of deep learning and ongoing evolution



Please submit a cover letter and resume to Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret we are unable to respond to every candidate. We will contact only those candidates who have been selected for an interview.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.




How to Apply: 


Application Dates: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 to Saturday, October 7, 2017

Employment Type:

Salary Details: 
Competitive and commensurate with experience
Comprehensive benefits package