Accion International

Payroll Manager, Finance

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/9/2023 8:52 AM)
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Accion Washington, DC


About Accion:

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at

About [Department/Program description]:

Accion’s Finance team manages all of Accion’s financial needs. Working closely with each of its subsidiaries, departments, auditors, clients and vendors, the finance team plays a critical role in ensuring a clean audit every year in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the USA. The Finance team includes 14 finance and accounting professionals with expertise in consolidated multicompany & multicurrency financial statements, treasury, payroll, accounts receivable and payable,  financial donor reporting to corporations, foundations, multilateral & public donors, budgeting and planning, finance systems integration and automation.


Position Summary 

Accion is in need of a manager who will be responsible for performing all payroll accounting functions for U.S.-based and international contract staff, preparation and verification of payrolls ensuring proper statutory and voluntary deductions, maintenance of payroll records, coordination with ADP for preparation of federal, state, and local government reports and tax filings. This position will report to the Deputy CFO.


Finance Support:

  • Coordinate with Human Resources on approval of payroll and retirement plan payments and changes. Develop annual calendar.
  • Maintain a process to monitors changes in payroll, tax, and reporting procedures.
  • Finance liaison to work directly with payroll provider (ADP) and 403(b) (Principal).
  • Supports Accounting with reconciliations of all payroll related accounts. Provide ADP General Ledger Interface (GLI) files input into Deltek.  Work to identify and reconcile variances in the Job Cost Variance GL.  Review Letter of Credit invoices for accuracy and enter interest accruals.
  • Prepares payroll and pertinent benefit general ledger entries through ADP General Ledger Interface (GLI)
  • Prepares and enters payroll journal entry for all international employees
  • Reconciles all payroll related GL accounts monthly.
  • Submits payments for 403b retirement plan contributions and FSA contributions to Principal and Discovery respectively. Track employee and employer contributions to ensure accuracy before submission. Prepares YTD reports for Third party administrator.
  • On an annual basis, prepares and presents audit reports for external auditors, retirement plan (403b) auditors and workman’s comp auditors.
  • Contributes to the development of payroll policies and procedures.
  • Provides support to staff on payroll questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Interacts with external auditors in completing audits
  • Support Finance with 990 compensation schedules and 5500 finance activities.
  • Adhoc task assigned by CFO or Deputy CFO/Controller



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; or equivalent years of experience
  • Generally, 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Developing expert in the area of Payroll and Benefit Accounting
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws relating to key areas of responsibility
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Multilingual is a plus
  • Proficiency in ADP Workplace or comparable payroll software platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point).
  • Ability to operate largely self-sufficiently with minimal guidance and decisions from others
  • Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Protects the confidentiality of Accion compensation and benefits data.
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
  • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.
    • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
    • Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
    • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others. 


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