Accountant

Accountant

Accountant

Accountant

Published
March 18, 2024
Location
Washington, DC
Position type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified

Description

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.
We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.
R4D is seeking an Accountant to join the Finance team. The Accountant will apply U.S. GAAP to be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Accounts Receivable functions. The Staff Accountant will direct all accounting activities and apply GAAP to construct and monitor budgets, and ensure accuracy, completeness, and timely maintenance of the GL accounts and the resultant financial statements. The individual will work closely with the Payroll Manager.  The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated and able to function/work independently as well as part of a team to present high quality results within tight and competing time frames. The Staff Accountant will have outstanding analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
This position is based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities
  • Review and process credit card reconciliations in Concur ensuring full compliance with funder requirements (i.e.: USAID, Gates) and R4D’s policies and procedures
  • Generate journal entries and reports, and verify postings against billing/supporting documentation
  • Maintain and keep track of staff advance reconciliation spreadsheet such as researching for and following up with outstanding advances and prepare advance reclass entries after the batch is closed for month end
  • Update new projects to invoice template in Concur and Accounting System
  • Serve as the primary contact if staff has any issues with Concur
  • Maintain and keep track of expired projects by removing and/or adding them in/from Concur.
  • Create monthly international invoices for manager’s final review and approval.
  • Enter New Hires in the accounting system; Train on entering their timecard in Jamis and Expenses in Concur
  • Assist with the Billing Manager on miscellaneous task.
  • Create and reconcile international spreadsheet with monthly invoices.
  • Ensure all work is audit-ready, and work closely with colleagues.
  • Maintain financial security by enforcing internal controls, and accounting regulations
  • Assist G/L manager in developing best practice procedures.
  • Resolve all work-related problems promptly, and use good judgment in escalating critical issues
  • Share knowledge and provide finance training to staff and new hire as needed
  • Participates fully as a member of R4D by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.

Qualifications:

  • BA in accounting, finance or business with emphasis in finance
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting, auditing or finance with emphasis in general accounting
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply GAAP and work within strict guidelines and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of full-cycle accounting, and the application of accounting theories
  • Strong ability to understand the flow of transactions and use of an integrated accounting system
  • Good knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office, and its ad-hoc reporting software
  • Strong ability to calculate and conduct complex statistical analysis.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
  • Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to successfully work with diverse groups in all department.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact/work with a client-services focus, and respond to inquiries in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies and be able to effectively manage time to meet goals and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance, and ability to work flexible schedule including evenings.
Results for Development is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering
and nurturing an energetic, collaborative and diverse workforce. R4D provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
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