Accounting & Compliance Finance Officer

at Shelter for Life
Published July 2, 2024
Location Minnetonka, United States of America
Category Accounting  
Job Type Full Time  


Shelter For Life International (SFL) is seeking an Accounting and Compliance Finance Officer with knowledge and experience in accounting, financial systems, and audit compliance. The position’s responsibility is to maintain a systematic record of financial transactions from SFL’s field operations around the world.

Primary Responsibilities:
The roles and responsibilities of the Accounting and Compliance Finance Officer will include:

Creation of a systematized system for regular, frequent (usually daily) and efficient review of accounting and financial transaction records
Receive financial transaction records from SFL’s HQ and field Finance Departments and monitor them for accuracy and compliance, with follow-up with relevant staff to correct any inconsistencies
In coordination with the HQ Finance Department ensure transactions meet Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and requirements of United States Government, other donor organizations, and SFL’s internal controls
Required Qualifications and Abilities:
The applicant should possess and will be selected based on the following criteria:

Associated degree or certificate in accounting and/or bookkeeping with a minimum of two years’ experience, or five years’ relevant experience if related education and training has not been attained
Understanding of GAAP or other public accounting industry standard accounting practices; familiarity with NGO accounting experience is preferred
Must be detail-oriented with demonstrated accurate data entry ability
Must learn and enforce SFL’s internal controls and become familiar with donor organizations’ financial compliance requirements
Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is required
Ability to understand and communicate well with HQ and field Finance Department staff
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; cross-cultural communication ability a plus

Send your CV/resume and cover letter with the subject line: “Accounting and Compliance Finance Officer”. Applications must be in English. In your CV/resume, the work experience should be presented chronologically and should contain sufficient details to enable the review team to evaluate your qualifications and experience. The CV/resume should include the name, telephone number, and email of at least two professional references who do not work for the applicant's current employer.

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