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Accountant III job at Compassion



About the Organization:

Compassion International is an American child sponsorship and Christian humanitarian aid organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that aims to positively influence the long-term development of children globally who live in poverty.

Job Description

This career professional is Compassion’s primary financial liaison to the local church and is responsible for working closely with internal and external clients across the organization to answer financial questions and provide advice on proper accounting.
As the primary liaison, this Accountant is responsible for developing relationships with local Partnership Facilitators, church partners, and denominational leaders that are characterized by mutual respect, trust, and service that builds up church ministry. He or she is accountable for supporting partner relationships regarding financial and accounting matters; for bringing a developmental mindset to financial aspects of the partnership, including mobilizing staff and other resources to support the church; and is a key contributor to passing on financial and accounting knowledge and best practices.
As a seasoned professional, the Accountant uses advanced knowledge of accounting principles and standards and sound internal control environments including the COSO Framework to support, train, and equip local churches. He or she will work closely in coordinating with Partnership Facilitators and Church-Facing Teams, acting as a supporting role providing subject matter expertise.
At this career level, the incumbent generally conducts projects independently or participates as a team member for major, complex, or international initiatives. He or she may coach and oversee the work of other Finance staff members.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.

  • Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.

  • An advanced understanding of accounting principles and standards

  • Ability to use discretion and ingenuity to serve customers by answering internal control framework questions, financial reporting questions, giving insight into and advising on proper recording of transactions, and informing others of best practices of financial policies and procedures.

  • Ability to perform regular problem solving on basic accounting and finance issues.

  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to serve, respect, and empower the church according to principles outlined in Compassion’s ministry philosophies.

  • Possesses a developmental mindset regarding financial matters.

  • Ability to facilitate partnerships with church finance leaders to collaboratively reflect sound internal control structures and appropriate fund usage.

  • Ability to collaborate well both internally & externally

  • Ability to demonstrate servant leadership & live out Compassion’s Partnership Principles in supporting Frontline Church Partners

  • Ability to network with other ministries & organizations

  • Ability to represent Compassion on a professional level

  • Ability to communicate (verbal & written) in a clear and effective manner


  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.

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Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.


  • five years Relevant experience working in this or a related field.

  • Licenses and Certifications

  • Certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization in a related field.

How to Apply

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Deadline for Application

July 11, 2024

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