Director of Accounting (Controller)

Position Title:          Controller (Director of Accounting and Benefits Administration) 

Supervisor:                Chief Operating Officer

Location:                    Seattle, Washington




Global Partnerships (GP) is a nonprofit impact investor whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. For the past 22 years, GP has invested in a range of market-sustained social enterprises – including microfinance institutions, agricultural cooperatives and social businesses – that deliver essential goods and services to people living in poverty. Since inception, GP has invested over $243 million in 106 social enterprises across 17 countries.


Global Partnerships is a fast-paced, dynamic organization driven by our belief that markets have an essential role to play in bringing meaningful and sustainable opportunity to millions of people living in poverty. As pioneers in the nascent field of impact investing we must be flexible and adaptive to change. We seek bright, talented self-starters who are passionate about our mission. We value dedicated, strategic, collaborative, and aspirational individuals who are committed to learning and excellence.




  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.

  • Responsible for maintaining accounting controls and procedures, including proper audit documentation.

  • Oversees routine and non-routine journal entries and control of general ledger.

  • Directly responsible for payroll, both in the US and in foreign offices.

  • Directly responsible for tax compliance, both in the US and in all foreign offices.

  • Completes all government reporting, such as IRS form 990, forms 1099, foreign office reporting.

  • Administers employee benefit programs, including healthcare benefits and retirement plans.

  • Assists COO with cash management administration.

  • Oversees all credit card and expense administration and controls.

  • Plays the lead role in coordinating with external auditors and ensuring a clean external audit of financial statements.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Prefer CPA with some audit experience.

  • 5-7 years full-time work experience in a mid-level accounting or controller/assistant controller role

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with non-profit accounting, fund accounting, and hedge accounting.

  • Payroll processing and administration experience, and experience handling highly confidential information.

  • Benefits Administration experience, including analysis and administration of employee healthcare plans, 401k plans, insurance plans, etc.

  • Experience with routine and non-routine journal entries; prefer past experience in Quickbooks.

  • Experience working with external auditors; the ideal candidate will have an audit background with a CPA firm.

  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to interface effectively with a variety of teams and personalities.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Some supervisory experience and ability to collaborate with or manage a small group of team members.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office products.

  • Passion for GP's mission and working style that embraces innovation and learning.

  • Commitment to embodying our guiding principles: dedicated, strategic, collaborative, aspirational, learning and excellence.

  • Bi-lingual working proficiency (English and Spanish), work or life experience in developing countries, and market knowledge or experience in Global Partnerships’ areas of interest all are desirable but not required.




If interested, please send the following documents to and include the title of the position that you’re applying for in the Subject Line so, that it is directed to the right person. Failure to do so may cause a delay in reviewing your application. Interviews with final candidates are required.


Required Application Documents:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Finalists will be asked to submit references: name, contact information




This position will remain open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.