Finance and Accounting Manager

Job Title:       Finance and Accounting Manager

Reports to:   Senior Director of Finance & Administration

Location:      Rosslyn, VA
Note: At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in the United States.

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.


GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at

Position Summary

The Finance & Accounting Manager will join a small but growing team that provides financial and accounting support to a high-growth international organization with a $20M annual budget. This position will be responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, and accounting oversight.  The position has one direct report: the Accountant.

Position Responsibilities

Organization-level Finance

  • Collaborating across across the organization, lead the development of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts

  • Prepare management reports including budget-vs-actual spend and related analysis

  • Develop and analyze key financial metrics, including through regularly maintained internal dashboards

  • Prepare internal financial management reports for management, Board, and other audiences

  • Monitor cash-flow needs

  • Support cost analysis on procurements


Award-level Finance

  • Collaborating across the organization, lead the development of donor and project budgets, including ensuring compliance with donor policies (includes both proposal budgets and updating budgets for active awards

  • Prepare and evaluate line item budget-versus-actual reports

  • Coordinate quarterly forecasting

  • Prepare financial reports to donors

  • Forecast cash requirements and prepare cash advance requests

  • Ensure correct classification of expenditures, according to grant terms and guidelines

  • Support financial oversight of subawards and contracts, including quality assuring the reasonableness of expenditures and ensuring compliance with donor policies

  • Support Grant Program staff in financial monitoring of subrecipients, to ensure adequate financial reporting to GFEMS



  • Oversee the monthly close process include preparation of monthly journal entries for fringe benefits, overhead allocation and others

  • Provide accounting support to international field offices;

  • Ensure accounting processes are timely, accurate, and in compliance with applicable guidance

  • Liaison with auditors for annual audit


  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business related field -- or equivalent experience; MBA or CPA preferred

  • 5+ yrs of finance experience; experience in USG funded international organization required

  • Experience in developing detailed grant program budgets and financial reports;

  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with Quickbooks or other GL systems required

  • Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail, and data entry skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively about financial management topics across teams internally, and with external stakeholders, including across a range of cultural backgrounds

  • Familiarity with donor requirements such as allowable versus unallowable costs, and other budgeting principles

  • Efficient multi-tasker and able to coordinate people at all levels of an organisation

  • Proficiency in data analysis and visualization

  • Willingness to travel internationally

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Please title document [firstname lastname] - F&A Manager and use subject line F&A Manager.

Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.


GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.