QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
While no one candidate will possess all of the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will be passionate about DreamSpring’s mission and bring many of the following:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field plus ten years progressive work experience controlling centralized accounting activities for multiple fund programs and/or accounts; experience in auditing, computerized fund accounting, portfolio management, indirect cost negotiations, and federal program accounting required; five years in a supervisory capacity. Master’s degree preferred; CPA certification preferred. Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and fund accounting, finance, and business administration.
Knowledge of the standards, policies, practices, and procedures of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards.
Knowledge of the development, preparation, and control of budgets.
Knowledge of managerial and statistical analysis techniques and reporting procedures.
Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
Knowledge of strategy development, including crafting business plans and understanding key financial and operational value drivers, and developing strategic partnerships.
Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to create and present effective speeches and presentations.
Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to be persuasive and tactful in controversial situations.
Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, presentation software (such as PowerPoint), and PC-based computerized accounting software.
Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
Ability to demonstrate passion around the work of DreamSpring.
Ability to recognize and appreciate the pioneering spirit.
All actions, behavior and results have integrity.
Holds oneself and others accountable for behavior, actions and results.