Finance Associate

Organizational Background

Global Labor Justice- International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) brings strategic capacity to cross sectoral work on global value chains, capital markets, and labor migration corridors. GLJ-ILRF holds global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; advances policies and laws that protect decent work and just migration; and strengthens freedom of association, new forms of bargaining, and worker organizations.  

Position Summary

The Finance Associate, a newly created position, is part of a small team responsible for all finance, accounting and reporting activities for a growing international organization. The Finance Associate will focus on all aspects of complying with and managing grants, particularly with State and Federal government contracting and reporting requirements including compliance with Single Audit requirements. Previous experience in government grants management at a nonprofit organization is useful. The Finance Associate will work closely with the organization’s accounting firm.

Key Responsibilities

The Finance Associate’s core responsibilities include: 

  • Create monthly expense reports and assist staff with coding staff expense reports as necessary.
  • Process weekly accounts payable and receivable.
  • Manage staff reimbursement requests process. 
  • Provide support to Chief Financial Officer and outsourced accounting firm onaccounting functions, as needed.
  • Prepare project budgets and support submissions to funders, ensuring all documents required are ready for submission.
  • Manage grant compliance and reporting requirements, including preparation and submission of required reports and documents, particularly Single Audit requirements.
  • Review expense reporting, procurement, and other internal processes to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable regulations and identify solutions for areas where federal compliance will require supplements to internal policies. 
  • Make recommendations for policy changes and process improvements and support monitoring of internal controls and finance functions.
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to centralize, create, and maintain internal policies, procedures and controls to ensure alignment of operations with federal regulations, including internal monitoring programs as needed.
  • Provide support for organization-wide budget preparation and forecasting.
  • Review budget to actual reports and provide analysis to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Track schedule of program and time-restricted net assets in collaboration with accounting firm and the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Support the Chief Financial Officer to prepare for Finance Committee and Board meetings.
  • Assist auditors with all external financial audits and preparation of the IRS Form 990.


The ideal candidate will have a commitment to provide consistent and high-quality support to create and maintain a strong organizational structure aimed at obtaining equitable global economy through defending worker rights and building worker power. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Either a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with twelve credit hours in accounting courses is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in accounting and/or government grants and contracts management, knowledge of accepted contracting and subcontracting principles and practices.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations (not required but highly preferred).
  • Intermediate skills with QuickBooks Online, travel, and expense management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills including intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel, and proficiency in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with budget and forecast development.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail and follow-through. 
  • Commitment to working as a team player – collaborating across projects, communicating clearly, and contributing to strengthening the organization.
  • Ability to work independently in order to complete assigned tasks, be detail-oriented, and produce accurate work.
  • Bilingual, bicultural experience a plus. 
  • Experience working at a union or social justice organization is a plus

Job status: Full-time, exempt, member of IFPTE Local 70 Bargaining Unit

Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000 USD salary for U.S. employees depending on qualifications and experience. GLJ-ILRF offers excellent benefits including full healthcare coverage for employee and family members.

Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Washington, DC; Remote Work considered.

GLJ- ILRF is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities. This description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise. GLJ-ILRF’s bargaining unit employees are represented by IFPTE Local 70.