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International Accountant

Job type: Full-time

Category: Other

Location: Streamwood, IL Post Date: December 04, 2017


Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than three and a half million kids in more than 115 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 45,000 churches and mobilizes more than 450,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.We are seeking an International Accountant to join the International Finance Team. The International Accountant applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information, review budgets and funding requests, reconcile transactions, prepare journal entries, assess and maintain internal controls and perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of International Finance.



Education and/or ExperienceBachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required. Minimum two years practical experience in and/or knowledge of accounting, auditing, and budgeting. Qualified to conduct audits and financial reviews. QuickBooks experience preferred. Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience preferred..

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Language Skills:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports such as: expense accounts, bank statements, journal entries, balance sheets, income statements, and general ledger spread sheets. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from international field offices and other staff members. Good verbal and written communication skills required. Knowledge of Spanish or other foreign languages is a plus.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to make decisions within the scope of authority.

Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of current accounting and auditing practices and regulations. Good communication, organization and time management skills. Must be detail oriented with strong time management skills and have the ability to meet deadlines. Must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of financial software systems, along with proficiency in Excel and Word. Knowledge of fund accounting, not-for-profit accounting, and/or church accounting is desirable.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able and willing to travel internationally on occasion for internal field office audits, if applicable.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Internal: Reports to the Manager of International Finance. Frequent interactions with the International Finance Department staff members; periodic interaction with the Finance department and other Awana staff.External: Ability to interact with all levels of international field staff, including directors, missionaries and coordinators.

This job description reflects the current assignment of essential functions, and is not meant to be all-inclusive. Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this job at any time, and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability, or for other reasons.

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