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Position Summary: Support the operation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s compliance program by performing chapter site compliance visits, reviewing adherence to national policy, regulatory bodies and best practices. Educate chapters on areas of opportunity.
- Ensures Accountability – Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
- Action Oriented – Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
- Manages Ambiguity – Operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
- Communicates effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
- Decision quality – Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
- Interpersonal savvy – Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
- Self-Development – Actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.
- Instills trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Exhibits exceptional customer service skills; ability to work professionally with employees, chapters, and all levels of staff.
- Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task and handle deadline pressures. Excellent attention to detail.
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IRS guidelines.
- Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication.
- Strong ability to audit and analyze data, and report trends and outcomes.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Performs field audits of chapter compliance with Make-A-Wish policies and procedures through site visits and desk audits.
- Participates in the annual review of chapter IRS Form 990 and the comparison to IRS guidelines, Make-A-Wish guidelines, and chapter audited financial information.
- Acts as a member of the National Accounting staff outside of Compliance duties.
- Investigates ways to improve chapter accounting and reporting.
- Performs other job-related duties, as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business required. CPA or Certified Internal Auditor preferred.
- Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in public accounting and/or audit field.
- Experience working with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel. Database data entry & reporting required.
- Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations is helpful
- Work in an office environment.
- Frequent travel required.
- May require work outside a traditional Monday – Friday work week, and outside normal business hours.