Job title : Senior Accountant

Job Number : 81726
Division : Accounting

Job Description:


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with Client colleagues. The job requires adherence to Client policies & procedures.

The Senior Accountant II (International):
* Collects and review monthly accounting reports from international projects
* Prepares and process monthly accounting reports from international projects into Client’s financial systems
* Ensures weekly cash requests from assigned projects are appropriate and wired to the field office in a timely manner
* Ensures timely receipt of monthly bank statements from field offices
* Prepares monthly field office bank accounts reconciliations and investigate reconciling items to ensure timely resolution.
* Prepares petty cash, advance, and tax accrual reconciliations and investigate reconciling items to ensure timely resolution
* Receives, reviews and files supporting documentation for monthly field office reports
* Maintains tracking spreadsheets of accounting information on a monthly basis
* Assists in month and year-end closings
* Assists in training field office finance/accounting staff on Client regulations and accounting procedures whenever needed
* Assists the international finance/accounting staff with financial reports whenever needed
* Assists in the rollout of new accounting packages, such as QuickBooks, as needed in field office locations
* Provides guidance to field accountants to make sure that all expenses are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and 2 CFR 230 (Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations) - OMB Circular A-122
* Ensures that the Chief of Party and Project Director follows proper accounting procedures and Client regulations
* Provides training and systems support to staff accountants whenever needed
* Assists in periodic update of the Int. Policies and Procedures Manual
* Maintains spreadsheets for monthly foreign exchange gains and losses
* Maintains spreadsheet for daily highest bank balance on a monthly basis
* Assists in the preparation of monthly management reports to CFO and Corporate Controller
* May travel internationally
* May perform other duties as assigned

The Senior Accountant II (International):
* Acts as a liaison between field offices and Accounting Department, providing training and systems support
* Coordinates Accounting and field offices to maximize cash flow
* Facilitates efficiency through teamwork and feedback exchanges
* Troubleshoots problems, ensuring coordination, and develops corrective strategies

QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills.

Specific requirements:
* Bachelor’s degree in Business with Accounting as a major
* 3–5 years substantial and progressive accounting experience, including work with international field offices
* Strong knowledge of USAID regulations preferred
* Strong analytical skills and aptitude for details and accuracy
* Knowledgeable in the use of MS Office 2010 or later version, particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database
* Accuracy and attention to details are essential in the performance of responsibilities
* Willingness to follow recommended procedures and an ability to work independently
* Ability to multitask and to respond to changing business needs
* Strong written and oral communication skills are essential
* Fluent or near fluent in a second language (e.g., French, Spanish, Arabic etc.) preferred
* Position may require international travel