USAID Project Accountant - International Development Nonprofit

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 14519
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: USAID Project Accountant - International Development Nonprofit
Job Location: Arlington, VA
Base Compensation: $45,000 — $65,000
Total Compensation: $45,000 — $65,000
Job Categories: Accounting
Industries: Non-profit

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

Great opportunity for candidate with USAID experience who enjoys a challenge!

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Accountant is responsible for accounting tasks associated with organization’s grant funded and other programs. The Project Accountant is responsible for applying accounting procedures to program structures, cycles, and needs. The position involves reconciliation, processing and auditing of project financial records, preparing monthly invoices to funding agencies, and preparation of project financial reports. DUTIES AND Responsibilities: • Reviews field finance reports and supporting documentation, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and other financial data received from field operations; • Prepares journal entries and invoices, and posts into accounting system; • Prepares monthly project financial reports and provides assistance in interpreting financial reports to program and field staff; • Prepares assigned financial reports for programs quarterly and/or upon completion of program; • Reconciles assigned general ledger accounts each month; • Communicate and coordinate with field offices, providing HQ support and responding to financial questions from field staff; • Investigates issues/problems, makes approved adjustments and corrections in financial system as needed; • Monitors actual expenses against budget and provides variance analysis as required; • Prepares assigned yearly audit schedules; • Performs miscellaneous tasks and other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. • Minimum 3 years accounting experience required in international development accounting. • Grants and contract experience required; • Substantive knowledge of the technical and operational requirements of government funding agencies (e.g. USAID, USDA, Department of State, etc.) • Excellent MS Excel spreadsheet skills required; • Accounting software user experience required. Quickbooks and/or knowledge of Navision, experience preferred; • Thorough knowledge of standard grants and cooperative agreement terms and their application to the billing process is required. • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills. • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills required. • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion. • Strong service-focused orientation • Russian, French, or Spanish language skills a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. • Minimum 3 years accounting experience required in international development accounting. • Grants and contract experience required; • Substantive knowledge of the technical and operational requirements of government funding agencies (e.g. USAID, USDA, Department of State, etc.) • Excellent MS Excel spreadsheet skills required; • Accounting software user experience required. Quickbooks and/or knowledge of Navision, experience preferred; • Thorough knowledge of standard grants and cooperative agreement terms and their application to the billing process is required. • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills. • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills required. • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion. • Strong service-focused orientation • Russian, French, or Spanish language skills a plus.
Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. • Minimum 3 years accounting experience required in international development accounting. • Grants and contract experience required; • Substantive knowledge of the technical and operational requirements of government funding agencies (e.g. USAID, USDA, Department of State, etc.) • Excellent MS Excel spreadsheet skills required; • Accounting software user experience required. Quickbooks and/or knowledge of Navision, experience preferred; • Thorough knowledge of standard grants and cooperative agreement terms and their application to the billing process is required. • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills. • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills required. • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion. • Strong service-focused orientation • Russian, French, or Spanish language skills a plus.
  
Education: Bachelor's
  
Total Years of Experience: 3-4+
  
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