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Grants Accountant Lead, Regional Accounting Services, Africa & Europe At International Justice Mission (IJM)

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Who We Are

International Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our global team of over 1,200 professionals are at work in over 30 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

After 25 years of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting those who are experiencing poverty from violence, IJM has become a $100+ million organization. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of its impact, with the Vision to protect 500 million people by the year 2030, IJM’s Regional Lead, Global Finance & Accounting is seeking a Grants Accountant, Regional Accounting Services, Africa & Europe.

This position is based in the Africa & Europe region and reports to the Sr. Lead, Global Finance & Accounting, Africa & Europe Region.


  • Ensure awards are properly set up in the accounting system to facilitate the proper accounting for expenses, indirect costs, and revenue recognition including sub-awards.
  • Provide transactional support across countries and assist the country level finance managers to reconcile grant expenses and cash advances, reviewing invoices, expense reports, journal vouchers and related documents for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to applicable award requirements and policies.
  • Process amendments to awards, sub-awards, and supplier contracts in the accounting system to support the proper accounting for grants.
  • Process installment and billing invoices to record the receipt of sponsor funds and create receivables for reimbursable awards.
  • Review and reconcile receivable and prepaid balances for all awards.
  • Ensure expenses are correctly coded, supported, authorized, within grant budget and inputted into Workday with correct Worktags.
  • Partner with Specialist, Grant Budget Development & Reporting in the provision of grant expenditure data for quarterly grant reviews, expenditure reviews in donor formats to inform cost proposals and accurate budgeting for grants.
  • In partnership with Regional Grant Team, provide requested report information to support grant analysis and M&E.
  • Contribute to the Regional Grants community of practice.


  • Bachelor’s in accounting or equivalent degree; professional qualification preferred;
  • Minimum two (2) years hands-on accounting experience, preferably a non-profit organization;
  • Good understanding of the grants environment and ability to stay current on rules and regulations;
  • Experience of USG and European grant financial requirements;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Workday and principles of accounting & bookkeeping;
  • Interpersonal skillset with strong networking ability;
  • Exceptional collaborator with diverse teams;
  • High credibility with staff and partners;
  • Customer service excellence; and
  • Experience with Workday or similar ERP systems would be advantageous.

Critical Qualities:

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.

How To Apply

Interested Persons should submit applications via the company’s website: CLICK HERE TO APPLY


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