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POSITION:     Director of Finance and Compliance

SALARY:       Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.

STATUS:       Exempt, Full Time

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a Director of Finance and Compliance. This position is responsible for the implementation and oversight of fiscal, accounting and compliance policies and procedures of the organization and includes supervision of the Finance and Travel Loan Departments.


Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Vice President and CFO of USCRI, the Director of Finance and Compliance (DFC) is responsible for a wide range of financial and compliance functions, including budget development and monitoring, accounting and audit, procurement, pension administration, and loan collection management. The DFC is responsible for ensuring USCRI compliance with federal, state and private funder financial requirements and the monitoring of USCRI sub-awardees for OMB circular compliance and risk. The DFC is responsible for timely financial reporting and analysis to senior management, Board of Directors and outside agencies. The DFC implements and monitors the financial management and administrative policies of the President and the Board of Directors; and manages the operations and activities of the Finance and Travel Loan Departments.


  • Coordinates finance/accounting activities and develops working relationships with Program Directors; coordinates with external contacts providing timely reports, as required e.g. federal government agencies, bankers, investment advisors, pension service provider, vendors, foundations, member agencies and others.
  • Administers banking relationships, develops appropriate procedures and controls to provide for receipt, custody, and disbursement of liquid assets; projects cash needs and ensures availability of sufficient funds for timely payment of all obligations; ensures expeditious transfer of funds to domestic and international field offices.
  • Participates in preparation of annual budget proposals in consultation with CFO and Program Directors according to organization policy and procedures; discusses proposed changes and significant revisions with program managers; and coordinates the preparation of the annual agency budget for approval by the President and CEO and the Board of Directors.
  • Assists in preparation of program proposals and of contract budgets and revisions.
  • Prepares agency financial statements; prepares financial reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis for internal management and the Board of Directors.
  • Assists independent CPA in the audit of agency financial and programmatic operations; implements audit report or management letter of recommendations on strengthening accounting procedures, internal controls or management improvements; obtain auditors’ advice or concurrence on significant accounting system changes.
  • Develops and manages policies for procurement of all goods and services for the agency; ensures understanding and compliance with relevant procedures through communications with managers and staff; ensures compliance of agency with applicable Federal procurement laws and regulations.
  • Designs and implements procedures to streamline finance/accounting functions and identifies cost saving opportunities.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulatory and business registration requirements.
  • Directly supervises the Finance/Accounting and Travel Loan departments, provides necessary coordination between the activities of such personnel and ensures appropriate separation of duties among staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President and CEO and Vice President and CFO.


A CPA and/or advanced degree in Business Administration, Finance or related area and minimum of seven years senior-level accounting and supervisory experience in the nonprofit sector required. Experience should include direct responsibility for non-profit financial accounting, budget and compliance functions. Demonstrated excellence in financial administration, contract negotiation, supervision of staff, written and oral communications, presentation and team building skills. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting policies and procedures for Federal grants and contracts, and in-depth knowledge of nonprofit fund accounting policies and procedures essential. Knowledge of and experience with GSA schedules and federal contract negotiation a plus.


Work will be performed at:                                        

2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350

Arlington, VA 22202


Please submit via email a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Human Resources at with your name and the position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an employment interview. References will be required at time of interview.


No telephone calls please.

Position will remain open until filled.


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 11/08/2013 Reposted: 02/11/2014

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