Project Accountant, US

The Senior Grants Accountant is responsible for accounting and administrative duties that include monitoring and analyzing field office expenditures, program budgets, and burn rates; allocating costs; and updating cost reporting schedules, reviewing and preparing payment and wire transfer requests and journal entries.  The individual must possess knowledge of accounting concepts and principles, attention to detail, and the ability to critically analyze and provide accurate and timely information.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review field office expenditures, shared-cost allocations, and reconciliations for compliance and accuracy; collaborate with field and HQ personnel to complete all financial reporting to donors.
  • Review supporting documents for field office expense reports to ensure accuracy before recording to the accounting system.
  • Monitor program funding and availability and provide timely fund requests.
  • Provide feedback to the field offices with recommendation to improve efficiency.
  • Record and track expenses and donations.
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist with the annual audit process.
  • Assist with the reconciliation of general ledger and monthly expense allocations, and intercompany transactions.
  • Review and reconcile cash advance accounts.
  • Interface with various departments on behalf of grants department to collect information, respond to requests, obtain service, etc.
  • In conjunction with Finance team develop and maintain grants process documentation, onboarding, and training materials that can be shared with staff as appropriate.
  • Maintain electronic grant files to ensure on-going legal and financial compliance, and provide direct support to the annual audit.
  • Working with team members to produce reports, and reconcile payments and drawdowns with donor systems and financial records.
  • Update grants system to respond to new awards, closed awards, amendments, and other changes.
  • Maintain a standard filing system.
  • Provide administrative support for training programs, finance team, and accounting department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to exercise judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate multiple parties to devise creative solutions to programmatic challenges.
  • Ability to multitask, and work effectively in an atmosphere of shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse staff.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral; skills in a second language are desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of MIP or similar accounting software preferred.
  • Proven ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Adobe.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and ability to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard.
  • Knowledge of US Federal funding requirements, 2 CFR Part 200 preferred.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business Administration. 
  • Prior experience with an international and/or non-profit organization is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
US, Washington DC
Until filled

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

US, Washington DC
Until filled
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