ABA-ROLI-Finance- Grant Accountant

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 4 March 2020

Job Description

ABA-ROLI-Finance- Grant Accountant

The Grant Accountant is responsible for accounting and financial compliance for ABA domestic and international grants, a combined portfolio of nearly $60 Million annually. These positions provide critical support to and collaborate regularly with our International Rule of Law Initiative project regional directors and domestic grant program directors. ABA ROLI is present in 5 regions: Africa; Asia; Eastern Europe and Eurasia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa. On a daily basis, ABA Grant Accountants review grant accounting transactions and ensures compliance with grantor, government or private entities, and appropriate rules, regulations, and/or grant provisions.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities Reviews monthly field office grant operating expense reports for completeness, accuracy, allowability and compliance in line with 2 CFR 200, ABA’s policies and donor’s requirements.

Prepares and uploads journal entries for monthly actuals for program related expenses (e.g., field offices business expense report, in-kind contributions, reclassifications, etc.)

Reviews subrecipient reports, consultant and vendor payments, prepares advance wires for field offices business expenses, reconciles advance accounts. etc.).

Prepares spending trackers, calculates burn rates, accounts for outstanding commitments, runs general ledgers on a monthly basis and distributes the spending reports to DC program and field staff.

Prepares donor financial reports (e.g., SF-425 for USG donors; private donor reports on their own reporting template and schedule per provisions of the agreements).

Prepares, submits, and follows up on wire transfers and/or direct deposits.

Maintains the data integrity of all financial transactions for all assigned awards and assists program managers, auditors, donors in identifying and collecting appropriate expense documentation.

Collaborates with Field Finance Managers from assigned countries and grant portfolios on expense inquiries, supporting materials, expense allowability, policies, additional awards, and general inquiries.

Performs award close outs at the end of the project.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting.

At least two years’ experience reviewing financial transactions against grant provisions to determine allowability of such transactions.

At least two years’ experience interpreting and applying grant rules and regulations from government entities (e.g., OMB circulars) and/or private donors.

Intermediate-level skill in the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Preferred Qualifications & Interests

Fluency in a language of a host country for which support is provided. Previous experience interacting with program support staff, donors, and/or grantors.

About the Organization

The Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting legal reform efforts in over 40 countries around the world. The Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the most pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and crippling levels of corruption. The Rule of Law Initiative concentrates its technical legal assistance efforts in the following substantive areas: 1) Anti-corruption & public integrity; 2) Criminal law & combating trafficking in persons; 3) Gender issues; 4) Human rights & conflict mitigation; 5) Judicial reform; 6) Legal education reform; and 7) Legal profession reform. The Rule of Law Initiative enlists talented individuals who possess the skills and commitment necessary to effectively promote the rule of law in our host countries. We regularly seek experienced attorneys, judges, and law professors interested in lending their expertise to our programs for both long- and short-term pro bono assignments overseas. For more information please visit our website at www.abarol.org.

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