Senior Accounting Manager

Finance - United States

Orbis, an international non-profit that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness, is seeking a Senior Accounting Manager to join its Finance team. We believe that no one should live a life of unnecessary blindness, simply because of where they were born.


As a member of the Orbis Finance team, the Senior Accounting Manager ensures that all transactions are recorded in compliance with GAAP, performs a key role in the administration of the annual external audits, delivers reports and analysis for restricted funds to internal and external users, oversees accurate and timely accounting reports for the affiliate office in Canada, and also serves as the key backup to the Controller for daily headquarters accounting functions.


This is a remote position based in the United States. For those who prefer to work in an office setting, our NYC office has desk solutions for employees in the area and can accommodate those preferences. Orbis’s current policy requires that all staff visiting the NYC office must be vaccinated against COVID-19. 


The Senior Accounting Manager reports to the Controller and works closely with Orbis staff in program branch offices, affiliates, and headquarters, providing guidance to staff reporting to the Controller on an as needed basis. The Senior Accounting Manager also manages the Accounting Specialist and the Senior Accountant.



  • Collaborating closely with the Controller, prepare timely and accurate monthly Financial Statements that reflect the accuracy and integrity of Orbis International accounts and records in compliance with GAAP on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain supporting schedules and perform monthly reconciliation of temporarily restricted net asset balances. Reconcile all restricted funds with Development, Director of Program Finance; Director of Financial Planning & Analysis; HQ grants, post to MIP as appropriate.
  • Prepare and manage invoicing to UK and Ireland affiliate offices.
  • Compile monthly exchange rates and import into MIP (financial software).
  • Import payroll data into MIP. Reconcile payroll bank accounts.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations and tasks which facilitate the monthly closing process; Credit card review, Accounts Receivables, pledges, affiliate finances, accrued expenses. At fiscal yearend, reconcile restricted funds, deferred revenue (reclass as appropriate), releases from restrictions.


  • Manage assigned PBC audit work papers and liaise with external auditors during the annual audit.
  • Collaborate with external auditors and provide regular updates to the Controller regarding audit progress and findings.
  • Coordinate and prepare Orbis’ Form 990, 990T and related schedules in a timely and efficient manner for Controller and CFO review.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations, including GAAP and donor-specific requirements.
  • Stay up to date with changes in financial regulations and accounting standards, and proactively address any potential impacts on the organization.


• Provide guidance for all banking functions.

• Liaise with the leadership of Orbis affiliates to prepare financial reports for Board meetings


  • Supervise and mentor two accounting professionals, providing guidance, training, and support to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork and professional growth within the department.
  • Set goals, provide consistent and meaningful feedback to team members on a regular basis, including engaging in quarterly goal alignment conversations and conducting annual performance evaluations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and knowledge of general accepted accounting principles.,
  • Professional certifications (CPA, CMA, etc.) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant, progressive accounting experience, with at least five (5) years’ experience managing a team.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a non-profit fund accounting environment to ensure familiarity with various accounting functions and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated expertise in accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and regulatory compliance, evidenced by a track record of accurately applying these standards in financial reporting and ensuring adherence to compliance requirements.


  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively interact with senior management and individuals with varying degrees of financial knowledge.
  • Proficient in utilizing a wide range of financial software systems and tools, including MS Word, Excel, MIP, Access, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and demonstrates an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and accounting software.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills.
  • Able to interact and manage people of diverse cultural backgrounds, while fostering an open, trusting, and inclusive working environment.
  • Able to work effectively in a team-driven and collaborative environment with a strong emphasis on accountability.
  • Supports a customer-centered approach to programs, services, and systems.
  • Prior experience with Abila MIP preferred.

To learn more about Orbis, go to

Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and marginalized communities who are underrepresented in the international NGO sector who reflect the five Orbis values of Accountability, Commitment, Innovation, Integrity, and Equity.

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