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Finance & Accounting Officer
Title:Finance & Accounting Officer



Job Title:                             Finance & Accounting Officer

Industry:                              Non-profit/International Development

Function:                             Finance & Accounting

Job Location:                      Denver, CO

Start Date:                          Immediate

Term:                                   At-will employment

Salary:                                 Competitive, based on experience




Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change was founded in 2004 and began work in Aceh, Indonesia and has since expanded to include programs in China, Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, and the Philippines. Build Change has trained more than 27,850 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, and has provided technical assistance for more than 51,200 safer buildings, impacting an estimated 257,621 people.


For the position of Finance & Accounting Officer, Build Change is seeking an experienced accountant and financial analyst capable of managing all accounting functions for the organization using Quickbooks and performing a wide variety of reporting and forecasting analyses using Excel.  The successful candidate should be a detailed-oriented individual with a proven track record of accurately managing all aspects of an organization’s accounting systems and delivering accurate financial reports on a timely basis.  S/he will also have advanced Excel skills that can be used to generate reports and forecasts to enable management and the country program directors to effectively manage their programs and the organization as a whole.



The Finance & Accounting Officer reports to and supports the Director of Finance & Administration on all finance and accounting-related matters for the organization.  The position is part accountant and part financial analyst.

Accounting Responsibilities (estimate 50% of time):

  • Directly responsible for maintaining all of the organization’s accounting entries and records using Quickbooks
  • Maintain general ledger accounts, prepare journal entries, upload and review entries from country programs
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for management in Quickbooks and Excel
  • Prepare periodic financial reports for the Board of Directors
  • Oversee accounting staff at each country program and insure that all accounting and procurement activities and policies are consistent, understood and followed
  • Help improve accounting and procurement policies across the organization
  • Process HQ and expatriate payroll and allowances and review payrolls of country programs
  • Process HQ payments to vendors and employees
  • Process HQ expense reimbursements
  • Process country program transfer requests
  • Manage accounts receivables and invoice customers
  • Reconcile bank statements for HQ and country programs
  • Maintain concise records of all contributions received and reconcile that with the information maintained by the Development team
  • Maintain details of all general ledger accounts including security deposits, prepaid expenses, fixed assets and depreciation, and accrual accounts
  • Work with auditors on the annual audit and addressing specific accounting issues as they may arise
  • Prepare federal, state and local financial and tax filings
  • Maintain all finance-related documentation

Financial Analyst Responsibilities (estimate 50% of time):

  • Distribute monthly financial reports to HQ and country program directors and review the current status of each project
  • Manage the cash flow of the organization as a whole and for each project and program
  • With the assistance of the country program directors, update budgets for each project and program as necessary
  • Prepare annual budgets
  • Support development efforts in regards to costing and pricing proposals and providing additional financial information as required
  • Manage financial reporting requirements for all projects and funders and prepare financial reports as required on either a monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis
  • Answer any questions our funding partners and other parties may have regarding our financials or financial reports
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analyses on an as-needed basis



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from a leading school
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in a similar position with demonstrated success in accounting and financial analysis
  • High level of proficiency with Quickbooks and Excel
  • Experience with an international NGO or non-profit social enterprises preferred
  • Experience reporting to entities such as USAID, UNOPS, the American Red Cross, Global Communities, Save The Children and a host of other international NGO’s preferred
  • Experience managing cash flows, budgets and reporting for dozens of projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated track record of success in management and strategic leadership
  • Management and task execution skillset that includes ownership over milestones, workplans and reporting
  • Proficiency with other tools such as MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet deadlines and overcome time differences with associates based in project countries
  • Knowledge of and passion for Build Change’s mission
  • No ego, drama or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble, patient, and have a good sense of humor


To Apply:

Go to and select the link for this position.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  No calls please.

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