Senior Specialist Grants Compliance and Donor Reporting - 20090

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/9/2021 4:21 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.


Major Function

Oversees implementation of all financial reporting requirements for projects funded by the non-U.S. government: Bilateral/Multilateral, WWF network, and “other” Philanthropic donor sources to minimize organizational risk, ensure financial compliance, and demonstrate WWF’s capability to manage complex donor funding. 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 non-USG related donor financial management issues. Leads components of the Organizational and leads donor required project audit requests as they arise.


  • Collaborates with financial and technical leads 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 running reports from the financial systems (Workday and Adaptive Insight) and analyzing the complex financial data to prepare donor required financial reports, reviewing allowable costs, and maximizing cost recovery.
  • Oversees revenue from agreements in the portfolio to monitor and analyze receipt of revenue and negotiate with donors to resolve any outstanding payment issues.  Manages the application of incoming revenue to open invoices in the financial system.
  • Directly leads components of WWF's annual organizational audit process including facilitating collection and review of audit documentation from other WWF Offices, and directly working with external auditors to resolve issues. 
  • Leads required donor funded project audits in collaboration with WWF Country Offices, Network Development and Compliance, WWF’s Controller, and WWF’s external auditors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • An advanced degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent experience. Requires a minimum of 6 years of experience in financial reporting and management of incoming donor funding.
  • Excellent financial and accounting skills.  
  • 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.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #20090
  • 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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