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Employment opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Unbound. Our staff members are co-creators of a dynamic, international sponsorship organization that has been serving children, youth and the aging in developing countries since 1981. If you have a heart for working with families living in poverty, and the experience and skills for any job opening below, we encourage you to apply.

Bilingual Regional Accountant

Bilingual Regional Accountant

Unbound is seeking a regional accountant for our International Programs department. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide financial training, monitoring, financial analysis and support to project staff. This position will also assist with financial audits of overseas affiliate projects. This position is responsible for ensuring project compliance with Unbound financial policies and the implementation of audit recommendations and serves a lead role in training and support to Unbound project accountants in the implementation of fund accounting software.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support project accountants in the implementation of Unbound financial policies, financial documentation and recordkeeping, and financial reporting of Unbound sponsorship program operations through the use of fund accounting software
  • Help ensure that projects are presenting an accurate footprint of the financial condition and activities of the project
  • Monitor projects’ compliance with Unbound financial policies
  • Support improved financial operations in the projects
  • Support decision-making and risk management at Unbound-Kansas

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in accounting/finance, or equivalent related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Bilingual ability (Spanish and English) required
  • Significant experience using fund accounting software
  • Ability and willingness to train project accountants on new systems, processes and policies
  • In-depth understanding and buy-in of Unbound mission, values and principles, and concepts of sustainable structures in Unbound sponsorship programs
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, vlookup and other functions), Microsoft Access (creating and modifying tables, queries and reports), software applications
  • Experience with financial analysis and auditing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong initiative; ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Professional attitude and work habits
  • Strong listening skills; willingness to learn and to teach others
  • Desire to work in service of the poor

Preferred qualifications: Experience with audit planning and reporting a plus. Management or supervision of accountants and/or auditors a plus. Presentation skills a plus. Overseas experience and working with other cultures preferred.

Salary and benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefit package: Health, Dental, Life AD&D, STD, LTD and 403(b) with generous paid-time-off allotment.

Submit cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to: Unbound HR, 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103; fax 913.284.2211; or e-mail in Word or PDF format to hr@unbound.org.

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