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23 Jul 2020

Full-Time Senior Manager of Finance and Administration

peaceplayersUS – Posted by peaceplayersUS Anywhere

Job Description


Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is an international peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport, primarily basketball, as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that children who play together can learn to live together, PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 20 countries.

At PeacePlayers, our vision is to foster individual and communal connections that create a more peaceful world. The world we live in today has far too many divides – whether racial, religious, ethnic or geographic – and these divisions have created an environment of conflict and instability in our local communities.  In partnership with local leaders, we support young people on opposite sides of these divides by using sport as a vehicle to strengthen their leadership and peacebuilding skills to show that we are all more alike than different. We stay with them for the long-term to work towards a more peaceful society for us all – currently operating in nine year-round sites:  the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, as well as five cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.


The Senior Manager of Finance and Administration is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective finance operations at PeacePlayers.  This position is a member of the Global Support team, reports to PPI’s Director of Operations and works closely with each of the international site’s Managing Directors and financial management staff. The position provides support and technical expertise to staff across the globe.


  • General Accounting and Finance:
    • Oversee daily finance and accounting operations, including AP, AR, Payroll, and general ledger entries, in a multi-currency, multi-entity accounting platform.
    • Prepare general ledger entries and month-end schedules to ensure reconciliation and close of monthly financials by the 15th of the subsequent month (includes payroll benefits, fixed assets, prepaids, accruals, allocations, and others as needed)
    • Manage digital platforms including and Expensify
    • Manage company credit card reconciliation and reporting
    • Support all organizational financial operations, controls, policies, and procedures globally.  Maintain a strong system of internal controls to ensure accurate reporting and safeguarding of PeacePlayers assets.
    • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with GAAP.
  • Grant Management:
    • Track grants budgets and expenses on an ongoing basis.
    • Provide reporting and compliance support for major grants
  • Support Program-level budgeting:
    • Provide support/technical expertise to each site and program during the budgeting process
    • Respond to inquiries from staff regarding budgets, deposits, disbursement, and grant- reporting requests
  • Reporting:
    • Prepare monthly financial reports for the Senior Leadership and Finance Committee.
    • Prepare quarterly Board package for Board Meetings.
  • Lead the Audit Process
    • Be the point person for the relationship with external auditors to ensure the timely and accurate completion of annual financial audits, tax reports, etc.
    • Provide technical support to PeacePlayers sites for each of the local annual financial audits and government grant financial audits.
    • Work with internal team and Finance Committee to review audited annual financials and 990 forms
  • Manage the registration and compliance requirements as the organization expands into new jurisdictions.
  • Oversee insurance portfolio


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related field; MBA recommended but not required
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, internal control and general ledger required.
  • A minimum of five years of full-time accounting experience in a non-profit organization
  • Proficient using technology and data, with a minimum intermediate level off proficiency with Microsoft Excel.  Experience using Sage Intacct is preferred but not required.
  • Outstanding communication skills including both verbal and written
  • Ability to coordinate effectively with international staff
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented to be able to manage all finance deadlines
  • Belief and commitment to the mission of PeacePlayers

The PeacePlayers Senior Manager of Finance and Administration position is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including health and dental insurance, an employer retirement plan matching program and the ability to work remotely. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to PeacePlayers at with the subject header “Senior Manager of Finance and Administration.” All applications for the position should be submitted by August 15, 2020.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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