Accountant

fhi360   •  

Durham, NC

Industry: Non-Profit

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5 - 7 years

Posted 340 days ago

Job Summary:

Performs accounting functions and conducts the theory and practice of recording, classifying, examining and analyzing data and records of financial transactions.Reviews and consolidates Country Office financials on a monthly basis. Processes and records journal entries, cash receipts/field cash management and wire payments. Responds to inquiries and assist in trainings.

Maintains general ledger accounts and supporting sub-ledgers and produces various accounting reports. Participates in various accounting projects including external or internal audits, system upgrades, changes to accounting processes or procedures and other projects as assigned.

Accountabilities:

  • Applies accounting principles and practices to a limited range of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting and/or other fiscal functions.
  • Provides support for field programs by conducting live meeting training on financial systems and processes.
  • Works with Global Program Management (GPM) staff to help them understand the financial aspects of the assigned Country Offices.
  • Reviews Country Office monthly financialreports for month end closings involving cash and travel reconciliations, accuracy of reports, and cost allowances.
  • Work may include: reconciliation of accounts or reports, examination of various financial statements for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to guidelines, and maintenance of subsidiary ledgers.
  • Assists in various financial analysis projects and closure of accounting records.
  • Reconciles US based sub recipients with the General Ledger accounts.
  • Reviews inter department cash requests and journal entries.
  • Assists with internal and external audit request. * Prepares field office risk assessment reports.
  • Independently applies accounting principles and practices to a variety of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting and/or other fiscal functions.
  • Work may include: account report preparation and reconciliation, development and implementation of control systems for determining and distributing costs, working with administrators to develop and operate accounting systems, examination of a variety of accounting documents to verify conformance with internal policies and external accounting standards.
  • Prepares reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis.
  • May be involved in system design.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • This is an advance level position in which the incumbent has the ability to perform complex, specialized accounting functions.
  • May lead cost accounting or other fiscal operations and functions.
  • Ensures daily operations of the accounting systems, develops non- standard reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis of trends.
  • Responds to new or changing management requests related to audit and fiscal procedures, account structures or reports and accounting systems.
  • Independently resolves issues of moderate complexity.
  • Responsibilities may extend beyond accounting system maintenance to the solution of accounting problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), theories and systems design.
  • Identify problems and changing requirements regarding management needs, auditing and other fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems, along with responsible for modifications.
  • Research, analyze and ensure implementation of new and/or changing accounting and reporting systems.
  • Provide training and consultation related to new systems and/or reporting methodology and ensure the development of related policies and procedures.
  • Make risk assessment of internal financial control systems and may suggest improvements or changes in processes.
  • Convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings on matters of a complex nature in written form.
  • Conclusions and recommendations are based on professional knowledge and judgment.
  • Convey issues of a complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner.
  • May consult and/or negotiate with senior management / external entities for purpose of funding levels, cost allocations, or related financial issues.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for unprecedented, complex issues and problems
  • Serve as a resource for others in resolving unprecedented, non-standard issues and problems.
  • Anticipate problems and develop recommendations for management resolution.
  • Recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership in order to achieve resolution; consistently serve as a technical resource.
  • Recommend actions or alternatives to be taken by management when accounting data discloses unfavorable trends, deviations or financial mismanagement.
  • Resolves accounting, tax and/or legal requirements in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results can negatively impact the organization.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.
  • Manager is final decision maker on issues impacting the department or organization.
  • Provides input to management for hiring process based on recruitment and selection policies and procedures.
  • Review and recommend training opportunities for department.
  • May lead employee growth and development initiatives.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Related Field.

Experience:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience in public accounting firm or a large company.
  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Prior team lead experiencepreferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership experiencepreferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Word (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Requisition - 2017200136