International Accountant II — Colorado Springs, CO


Represent Financial Services’ commitment to serve others with integrity and compassion, execute with excellence, and create solutions through collaborative efforts within the department and across departmental lines. This position is responsible for the accounting of Young Life’s international mission units. The international accountant will assist with related reporting, budgeting and monthly financial analysis. In addition, this position provides continued training and customer service for Young Life international staff.


International Accounting
  • Contribute daily to the efficient and service-oriented work of the smaller international financial services team as well as the broader financial services team.
  • Provide accounting services and financial analysis for international ministry operations.
  • Prepare monthly consolidation schedules for international branch office operations.
  • Perform routine analytical reviews of the branch office financial reports.
  • Review international accounting processes to ensure standard Young Life accounting practices are properly being followed by international accounting staff.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries for international accounting units as assigned.
  • Serve as one of the primary points of contact for international-related accounting/finance questions from staff.
  • Receive, review and maintain annual international grant documentation for grants to foreign Young Life affiliates and similar organizations.
  • Work with other international finance team members to compile and e-file annual Young Life FinCEN 114/FBAR – Foreign Bank Account Report, and assist Young Life U.S. staff with filing of individual FinCEN 114/FBARs when deemed necessary.

International Accounting System Training

  • Work with Young Life international staff to identify the necessary resources required (e.g., bookkeeper, proper banking institution, etc.) for implementation of the international accounting system.
  • Facilitate the international accounting system training program for international branch office staff.
  • Perform routine status calls with international staff, until regular financial reports are provided each month.

Maintain International Mission (Accounting) Units and Re-Leveling

  • Open or close mission units as needed (daily or weekly) including areas, staff associates, regions, etc., and accommodate the appropriate structural changes to the accounting system.
  • Notify appropriate Service Center staff and/or departments of changes to mission units.
  • Maintain appropriate general ledger accounts for international mission units, depending on their type.
  • Ensure general ledger balances are correctly allocated for restructured or closed accounting units.

International Budgets

  • Maintain and update budget templates in Microsoft Excel.
  • Participate in annual training conference calls with staff on budget procedures and forms.
  • Ensure budgets are received, completed correctly, and are uploaded accurately into the Lawson accounting system and/or via the Cash Flow budget tool.
  • Serve as one of the primary points of contact for budget-related questions from Young Life international staff.

Department-Wide Duties

  • Perform ACH and positive pay transmission to banking institution.
  • Complete Income Processing uploads.
  • Upload various field journal entries into the Lawson accounting system.
  • Member of the month-end accounting close team.


  • Assist the director of International Finance with projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions
  • Office environment.
  • Periodic international travel.
  • Early morning, late evening conference calling with staff in other countries.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with accounting emphasis.


  • Two to four years corporate, not-for-profit or public accounting experience preferred.
  • Work, or personal, experience within a cross-cultural/international context strongly preferred.
  • Linguistically proficient in a second major world language in addition to English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and written.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience working with QuickBooks.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to deal with stress from deadline pressure and multiple tasks.
  • Experience in providing high quality service to stakeholders.

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.


  • ​Full-time salary based on education and experience.
  • Young Life benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan and pension contributions.


Job Title: International Accountant II
Reports to: Director of International Finance
Department: Financial Services
Supervisory (# of staff supervised): none

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