ASI, an affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, is an international nonprofit that connects smallholder producers and private businesses to co-create new ways of realizing life-changing economic and social opportunity. Our process builds on years of technical expertise, on-the-ground presence and public/private partnerships to unite economic growth with social innovation. together, we are ushering in an era of equitable market systems that combine profitability with the power to address urgent challenges in poverty, malnutrition and gender inequity. ASI is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with national field staff in the countries we serve.
ASI is seeking a D.C.-based Staff Accountant to assume primary responsibility for a broad range of HQ related accounting procedures from payment requests to bank reconciliation. This position will support the Finance and Accounting Director on corporate processes and reporting as well as the Regional Accounting Manager to ensure accurate booking of field expenses. The Staff Accountant will be an integral part of a small and nimble finance team. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively in a relatively flat organizational structure that requires each team member to be proactive, complete deliverables in a timely manner and work independently on his/her responsibilities.
Primary activities include but are not limited to: Collection and review timesheets to ensure timely processing; inputting payroll into Quickbooks; managing HQ-based advance accounts for staff and consultants; reviewing and processing travel and general expense reports; preparing payments requests for HQ-paid and Project-based expenses; preparing and entering journals that are complete and in compliance with ASI accounting standards; completing bank reconciliation for HQ-based accounts; review and assist in updating project budgets; create track, and reconcile all invoices to clients and maintain proper A/P and A/R logs; and complete and distribute Project Status Reports (monthly HQ financial project report) to all Team Leaders and Project Managers.
In addition, this position will be responsible for performing monthly close, to include allocations and revenue recognition. As needed, they will assist with corporate and project reporting and/or audits. In addition, they will assist in the rollout of new procedures and systems.
Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related field, and a minimum of three years of experience working in accounting or related field. This position requires experience of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and nonprofit accounting. Must be able to work with minimal guidance, prioritize and multitask, work under tight deadlines, and successfully interact with individuals at all levels of the organization. Fluency in English is required. Additional French/Spanish skills are highly desired. The ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries is required. Demonstrated proficiency with QuickBooks is strongly preferred.