Accountant I (Field Office Operations) - Washington

Partners of the Americas
18 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Reporting to the CFO and Senior Accountant, the Accountant I (Field Office Operations) will be responsible for performing all the reviews and audits of the Field office's expense reports, and ensure compliance with the Donor and Audit requirements, as well as with Partners policies and standards. The Accountant I will provide direct support to and coordination with program managers on the field office operations and also managing the sub–contractors and sub–grantees. ???


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • At least 1–2 years of accounting experience with NGO required.
  • Knowledge and experience working in NGO Accounting system required.
  • Intermediate/Advance Excel in addition to other Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 – Cost Principles required.
  • Knowledge of MIP Abila Accounting software required.
  • Audit experience under 2CFR 200 Subpart F (equivalent to the former A–133 Audit) is desirable.
  • Desirable but not required: Proficient in Spanish.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience adapting to a fast–paced, ever changing work environment and have the ability to meet deadlines with accuracy.
  • Responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial platform for the field offices to include: accounting system, timekeeping system, expense tracking and documentation system
  • Develop and maintain financial templates and other reporting tools for the field offices and sub–contractors
  • Review, track and audit monthly expenses and reports coming from the field offices, sub–contractors and sub–grantees
  • Reconcile expense reports to the budgets
  • Ensure financial and administrative compliance in the performance of the field offices and sub–contractors
  • Identify unallowable expenses and communicate findings promptly and clearly to the responsible field office personnel, project managers at headquarters in DC, and the CFO
  • Reconcile field office bank accounts
  • Prepare journal entries for the accounting system processing
  • Manage policies and procedures as pertains to the field offices
  • Comply with audit requirements and assist in creating of the new policies and procedures that strengthen internal controls in the field
  • Prepare analytical reports and other reports on the cost of doing business in the country of presence
  • Assist in the planning and financial coordination of the startups and for the closure of the offices and sub–contracts when projects expire
  • Provide guidance and training as needed to the field office personnel
  • Perform periodic travel to the field to assist with the audits and to perform training to the local personnel
  • Provide periodic training to the project managers in DC
  • Be responsible for filing of the expense reports and supporting documentation from the Field
  • Assist with general filing
  • Provide backstopping to other members of the F&A team as needed
  • Ongoing Tasks – as needed or by request
  • In addition, candidates should have demonstrated ability to work independently and be a team player; possess good time management; be able to set priorities; be enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible to undertake multiple tasks.

    Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only finalists will be contacted.

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