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VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.



The Controller position is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has mastery over non-profit accounting principles and methods and who thrives in a fast-paced international environment. You are a confident and resilient individual, with a desire to manage growth and change, and to deploy staff and resources strategically.


Essential Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

·        Manage the General Ledger of VillageReach and its subsidiary ledgers and data importation sources including accounting ledgers of 3 African country offices, payroll, timekeeping and labor allocation, expense reporting, credit card transactions, and fundraising database transactions. The Controller is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the incoming data as well as that of the overall GL.

·        Strategically organize and deploy GL architecture to generate information and reporting for analysis, compliance and decision-making.

·        Perform intercompany eliminations, and closing, adjusting, and correcting journal entries to produce accurate consolidated financial information.

·        Generate monthly and quarterly internal financial statements and reports including budget vs. variance report, balance sheet and cash flow analysis and projections.

·        Maintain accurate fund balances through regular quarterly release of net assets from restriction.

·        Manage GL entries in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, with particular adherence to nonprofit GAAP.

·        Establish and continuously improve integrity of internal controls for financial environment.

·        Mentor, train and support country office finance and administrative staff including periodic site visits to the field.

·        Manage annual financial audit engagement and A-133 audit.

·        Manage tax compliance and tax reporting including local taxes and the annual 990 informational tax return.

·        Maintain and improve financial policies and procedures along with accurate documentation of changes.


The following competencies reflect both what is expected of all VillageReach employees and of an individual in this specific role.

·        Interpersonal Skills: Conduct oneself with sensitivity, awareness and respect when working with diverse groups of people, including VillageReach staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners.

·        Dependability: Act at all times as a reliable and effective team player, volunteering to help without being asked.

·        Initiative and Results: Proactively enhance the quality of programs, outputs, workplace environment and relationships.

·        Representation: Represent VillageReach and its programs by demonstrating a personal commitment to the mission and values of VillageReach and a sound knowledge of the organization, its principles and its programs

·        Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate leadership by being a positive example to others, a positive force programmatically and organizationally; foster a culture of innovation.

·        Commitment to Learning and Growth: Demonstrate commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles to organizational effectiveness.

·        Consistency: Demonstrate consistent and productive attendance and work record.

·       Compliance: Follow VillageReach policies and procedures.

·        Ethics & Integrity


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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position directly supervises up to 3 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education & Experience:

·        Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in accounting or equivalent, Master’s Degree preferred

·        Ten to fifteen years of related experience and/or training, at least five of which consists of fund accounting in a nonprofit organization at a significant level of responsibility

·        A minimum of five years of experience supervising one or more employee(s)

·        Experience with MIP Fund Accounting Software or equivalent preferred

·        CPA or CMA preferred

Other Qualifications:

·        Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.

·        Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.

·        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) with advanced Excel skills including pivot tables.

·        Familiarity with outsourced payroll services and CRM/relational databases such as SalesForce or DonorPerfect, preferred.

·        Language ability: Excellent written and spoken English required; competence in French or Portuguese a plus.

·        Ability to travel at least annually to field offices located in capital cities and villages in Sub-Saharan Africa, while complying with travel safety and medical recommendations.

·        Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, vendors, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

·        Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Environment and Physical Demands

VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The majority of work will be performed on a computer with a keyboard and mouse. No lifting requirement. The controller will need to travel internationally up to two times per year.


This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until [Input Date]. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter [plus any other desired materials] to our online portal:


VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.



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4-year degree


This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until [Input Date]. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter [plus any other desired materials] to our online portal:

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