Accounting Manager - Madison, WI


The position is responsible for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger activity and ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting.


  1. Corporate Accounting
    • Ensures monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes and accurate financial statements.
    • Oversees employee retirement plans and monitors compliance with applicable laws. Manages employee notifications, tax filings and external audit requirements.
    • Updates and maintains accounting policies and procedures.
    • Develops, maintains and monitors a system of internal controls.
    • Coordinates annual financial statement audit.
    • Interfaces with outside tax preparers for preparation of tax filings (Forms 990 and 1120).
    • Directs preparation of annual budget.
    • Prepares and provides financial analyses and reports to internal management.
    • Serves as a backup to the Senior Manager Accounting.
    • Assists the Chief Financial Officer with other duties as assigned.
  2. Donor Accounting
    • Participates and collaborates in grant & contract proposal development.
    • Prepares, submits and negotiates annual Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate with USAID.
    • Prepares external financial reporting obligations, i.e., A-133 government grant audit.
    • Oversees fiscal management of and financial reporting of grants and contracts as determined by USAID, OM circulars, federal guidelines, FAR, other donor requirements and private donations.
    • Provides information and assistance to donor personnel on financial matters, as needed.
  3. Project Accounting
    • Reviews documentation and support provided by project field accountants for accuracy and allowability.
    • Reviews general ledger reports for accuracy, reasonableness and compliance.
    • Prepares and processes monthly project reconciliations and financial reports.
    • Prepares and maintains budgets for donor-funded activities.
    • Performs internal audits of development projects in the field.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. Minimum five years accounting experience with three years of supervisory experience required. Public accounting experience desired. Nonprofit industry, OMB Circulars and /or donor grants experience preferred.

Language Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English is required.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Outlook (Excel, Word and Outlook). Experience working with general ledger accounting systems. Microsoft Dynamics SL preferred.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions extreme heat and/or cold and working in unusual places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit (occasionally for extended periods of time). The employee is frequently required to talk, hear, reach and stand; rarely required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position supervises accounting staff in Madison, WI.

TRAVEL: Up to 20 days per year; both domestic and international.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management deems necessary.

Interested applicants may forward resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:
World Council of Credit Unions-Human Resources
Fax: (608) 338-0533
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