The Luminos Fund, an international non-profit bringing education opportunities to the world’s most vulnerable children, is looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Accountant to contribute to its rapid growth and expansion.

The Senior Accountant will play an important role in Luminos’ financial operations and management in our international offices. The successful candidate will have strong technical accounting knowledge, be an excellent communicator and collaborator, and have exceptional attention to detail.

This full-time position can be based anywhere in the UK, and will report to the Associate Director of Finance. It will involve a minimal amount of international travel to challenging contexts in Africa and the Middle East.

ABOUT THE LUMINOS FUND The Luminos Fund (www.luminosfund.org) provides transformative education programs to thousands of out-of-school children, helping them to catch up to grade level, reintegrate into government schools, and prepare for lifelong learning. Working in partnership with community-based organizations, Luminos is scaling up its accelerated learning program to ensure all children have equal access to joyful, foundational learning, especially those shut out of education by crisis, poverty, or discrimination. To date, Luminos has helped over 277,787 children secure a second chance to learn. A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Luminos is working in Ethiopia, Ghana, Lebanon, Liberia, and The Gambia.

Luminos is supported by a range of funding partners, including Cartier Philanthropy, The LEGO Foundation, and UBS Optimus Foundation. Luminos has been recognized for its achievements globally, receiving the 2022 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize, the Library of Congress International Literacy Award, the Lipman Family Prize, the WISE Award, and the HundrED Global Innovation Award for the last six years.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance

· In partnership with the Associate Director of Finance, support with the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping for the organization.

· Lead in the review and setup of all banking transactions.

· Lead the accounts payable function, support and vet all vendors and review all payments and reimbursements for US and overseas.

· Support in the preparation of payroll, including the gathering of payroll documentation, employment-related withholdings and employee benefits for the U.S. and country offices.

· Verify expenditure documentation for staff and implementing partners in each geography.

· Support the annual financial audits for the U.S. and country offices.

· Support in the preparation of the IRS Form 990 and other 501(c)(3) reporting requirements in the U.S., and appropriate tax filings for country offices.

· Ensure that all Luminos financial policies are implemented with the highest levels of integrity.

· Support in the review of financial transactions prepared by newly constituted finance teams in-country offices, often in challenging contexts.

· Other ad hoc projects as assigned.

Administration

· In partnership with the Associate Director of Finance, support the management of financial compliance in the U.S. and overseas, including in-country registration, accreditation, and tax compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting.

· 2-4 years financial/accounting experience in a corporate or non-profit setting

· Advanced skills and experience in MS Excel, Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.

· Experience with annual audits in compliance with U.S. GAAP, especially with the consolidation of multi-entities and multi-currencies.

Preferred Experience

· Experience reporting on multiple grants, including restricted funding.

· Experience in Sage Intacct.

· Proficient in non-profit GAAP accounting.

· Experience with international operations.

Core Attributes

· Belief and demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and values of the Luminos Fund.

· Impeccable integrity and can-do attitude. Readiness to collaborate with colleagues on time-sensitive proposals, reports, and other key deliverables.

· Meticulous attention to details large and small.

· Ability to juggle multiple assignments under deadlines.

· Natural curiosity and hunger for continuous learning.

· Innate sense of responsibility for delivery of quality work, even in adverse circumstances.

· Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently in challenging international contexts, as required.

· Natural affinity for technology.

· Readiness to problem solve creatively on a myriad of fronts, often outside regular business hours.

· Experience working with diverse constituents, teams, and colleagues.

The Luminos Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.