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Assistant Grants Accountant, US

Washington, DC, US
Closing date: 
Until filled

IWPR seeks an Assistant Grants Accountant to perform a range of accounting and administrative duties that include monitoring and analyzing field office expenditures, program budgets, and burn rates; allocating costs; and updating cost reporting schedules. This individual should possess a keen interest in learning, strong attention to detail, and a passion for human rights. For someone who wants to gain experience and is willing to work hard, take on administrative duties, and put in long hours when needed, this position is a great start to a professional career with an international nonprofit organization.

You will:

  • 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 uploading to the system
  • Monitor program funding and availability and provide timely fund requests; monitor actual expenditures against budget and funding obligations
  • Provide feedback to the field offices with recommendation to improve efficiency
  • Review grant agreement and update reporting and fund request schedules
  • Maintain a standard filling system
  • Provide administrative support for training programs
  • Ensure a work environment that is non-discriminatory and promotes open dialogue on gender-related and culturally sensitive issues.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; up to two years of professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience with an international and/or non-profit organization is a plus
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and sound judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate multiple parties to devise creative solutions to programmatic challenges
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of shifting priorities, and deadline pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English, written and oral; skills in a second language are desirable but not required
  • Proven ability to effectively use databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and position-specific software
  • Accuracy, attention to detail
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and ability to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard
  • Familiarity with US government funding mechanisms is desirable but not required. 

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Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. IWPR reserves the right to revise position descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities.