Accountant

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Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 24 June 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 25 May 2018

Job Description

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Accounting office manages TechnoServe’s accounting and reporting function for global operations based from Washington, DC. The function lies within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer along with Grants and Contracts, Planning and Budgeting and Internal Audit. The Accounting staff coordinate and communicate internally and externally in support of the TechnoServe global network.

POSITION DESCRIPTION


Assist with the overall HQ accounting activities, manage balance sheet accounts, analyze and monitor cash activities, prepare reconciliations and supporting schedules, and perform month-end closing activities for a complex international non-profit organization.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process expense reports for HQ and overseas field office employees, contractors and volunteer consultants.
  • Record invoices from domestic and international vendors and need to know the international Account payable with the knowledge of foreign currency expenses.
  • Charge expenses to GL accounts and responsibility centers (RCs) by analyzing invoice/expense reports.
  • Record entries into accounting system collecting complete packages of supporting documents required by company policy.
  • Prepare and reconcile accounts payable schedules and maintain master schedule of invoices.
  • Meet weekly deadlines adding payable items to be disbursed during check-run process.
  • Monitor accounts to make sure payments are up to date.
  • Review accuracy and completeness on expense report requests making sure rules and regulations requirements pertaining to travel and per diem claims are met
  • Reconcile corporate credit card statements monthly with the expense report.
  • Assist in external reporting to include US government and donor filing requirements.
  • Assist with HQ accounting activities as requested.
  • Assist Regional Financial Analysts and field offices with inter-company transfer reconciliation and other requests.
  • Assist Senior Director, Finance with annual audit.
  • Maintain supporting documentation and filing of accounts payables transactions.
  • Update vendor card with W-9, W-8 and contract copy so that at the end of tax year 1099 report will be done correctly.
  • Need to know about the 1099 impact on miscellaneous non-payroll payments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance with minimum of two years of experience in accounting or accounts payable
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and complete assignments in a daily basis with minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle a large volume of processing accurately and efficiently
  • Must be accurate, detailed and able to work quickly with a sense of urgency
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Proficient MS Office skills, advanced experience working in Excel
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with an ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience desirable

Preferred:

  • CPA
  • Knowledge of Serenic Navigator
  • International accounting experience

About the Organization

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

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