Senior Specialist Grants Compliance and Donor Reporting - 22037

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/10/2021 5:50 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Specialist, Grants Compliance and Donor Reporting to be based in Washington, DC. Oversees implementation of all financial reporting requirements for projects funded by the US Government (USG) to minimize organizational risk, ensure financial compliance, and demonstrate WWF’s capability to manage complex donor funding.  Stays up to date on USG policies and procedures and provides support to the program administrative staff at HQ and in the Country Offices related to financial compliance monitoring and training.  Serves as the go to person for USG related donor financial management issues.  Leads preparation of several components of the Single Audit and various donor required project audit requests as they arise.


  • Collaborates with financial and technical leads on large USG projects to provide ongoing financial compliance related guidance and training for successful project implementation and project audits.
  • Responsible for financial compliance for all assigned donor agreements. This requires analyzing complex financial data to prepare donor required financial reports, reviewing allowable costs, and maximizing cost recovery.
  • Oversees revenue from USG agreements to monitor and analyze receipt of revenue, manage WWF’s USG letters of credit, and negotiate with donors to resolve any outstanding payment issues.
  • Reviews and approves financial components of incoming USG agreements to WWF for reasonableness.
  • Directly leads components of WWF's annual Single Audit process including timely preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA), facilitating collection and review of audit documentation from other WWF Offices, and directly working with external auditors to resolve issues.
  • Leads required USG funded project audits in collaboration with WWF Country Offices, Network Development and Compliance, WWF’s Controller, and WWF’s external auditors.
  • Assist with preparation of NICRA submissions.
  • Directly supervises one financial specialist.


  • An advanced degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent experience. Will require minimum 6 years of experience in in financial management of USG agreements. USAID experience is preferred.
  • Excellent financial and accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Initiative, strong organizational skills, flexibility, writing abilities, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts of a team, work independently, and maintain flexibility.
  • Advanced Excel capabilities. Experience with Office Connect, Adaptive, Oracle, or Workday preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Spanish language a plus.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22037
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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