Finance Officer

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2019
Apr 26, 2019
Full Time

Finance Officer for Fulbright & Exchange Programs

At AMIDEAST we pride ourselves in being a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. We also pride ourselves in providing 40+ days of paid leave and a great 401k with 6% matching.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Student Taxes

  • Overseeing international students tax process for all AMIDEAST students
  • Working with Sprintax for determining students’ U.S. tax obligations and students’ completion of necessary tax returns
  • Providing Non-Resident Alien tax guidance to AMIDEAST HQ and Field Office staff and students
  • Reviewing IRS policies, tax treaties, forms, and procedures regularly and incorporating them in our internal Accounting processes
  • Managing students’ W-7 Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) process for all students receiving non-qualified scholarship income in the U.S.
  • Collecting Social Security Numbers, ITINs, and W-8BEN forms from incoming students
  • Collecting Power of Attorney forms from departing students for authorization of deposits of IRS refund checks issued to students

Student Payments         

  • Monitoring and processing student disbursements, monthly allowances, and advance requests
  • Reviewing and approving weekly AP vouchers and non-recurring payments for allowable student expenses per program policies and grant awards
  • Managing financial databases to include all student/university payments and refunds, university insurance requirements, and university contact information
  • Monitoring university tuitions payments and ensuring on time payment
  • Communicating with university billing offices regarding billing errors, student account problems, student financial awards, and university health insurance requirements
  • Assisting Fulbright Director and Program Staff in monthly monitoring of project financial reports to check and correct coding errors and anomalies
  • Liaising with the Accounting Department to set up new project numbers, resolve coding, and create new financial processes or other issues as needed
  • Maintaining and monitoring accurate participant financial records and student cost reports as well as performing annual audit of active student project accounts
  • Supervising Financial Assistant and assisting as necessary with preparation of wire transfers, voucher processing, monthly credit card bill reconciliations, and other duties
  • Responding to student financial inquires and issues
  • Assisting in training new staff on financial and tax processes
  • Additional special activities and responsibilities from time-to-time


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 year of experience
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel
  • Great research skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Interest in the Middle East & North Africa and/or International Education
  • Experience working with students is a plus


       •      Competitive salary, generous paid leave, retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement

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AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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