Global: Project Humanitarian Accounting Associate

  • Entry-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 13 July 2020
  • Washington, United States
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 12 August 2020
  • Current
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Job Description


The Project Humanitarian Accounting Associate works under the direction of the Senior Business Officer and supports the organization’s Global Humanitarian COVID-19 response. The location of this posting is to be determined.


  • Coordinates with field accountants and project staff to ensure all accounts payable are accounted for on time and comply with Internews policy;
  • Accounts payable data entry;
  • Supports the Senior Business Officer in reconciling monthly expenses and forecasting project expenses;
  • Collaborates in the development and introduction of accounting processes and procedures for the Global Humanitarian COVID-19 response;
  • Coordinates with HQ finance and accounting staff to investigate, process and communicate regarding returned funds (WTR, ACH, etc.);
  • Reviews subgrant quarterly financial reports
  • Less frequent tasks may include: processing daily cash receipts, maintaining Fixed Asset items and Business World logged inventory;
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Degree in Accounting, Business, or closely related field;
  • At least 1-2 years of accounting experience;
  • General knowledge of not-for-profit Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • High degree of social adaptability and sensitivity to cultural differences;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills;
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills, particularly Excel.


  • Working knowledge of Universal Guidance eCR200;
  • Experience with enterprise level non-profit accounting software.

About the Organization

Internews works to ensure access to trusted, quality information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure, and rewarding lives. We envision a world where everyone can communicate freely with anyone, anywhere, and exchange the news and information they need to shape their communities and the world.

For close to 35 years and in more than 100 countries, we have worked with our local partners to build hundreds of sustainable organizations, strengthened the capacity of thousands of media professionals, human rights activists, and information entrepreneurs, and reached millions of people with quality, local information, improving lives and building lasting change. Our decentralized and entrepreneurial model gives us the local flexibility to find the best solutions and the nimbleness required to work in a rapidly changing, uncertain and complex world. On issues ranging from health and the environment to conflict and governance, Internews has developed approaches that harness the power of media and information to create positive change.

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