Global Project Accountant
Global Project Accountant, FinanceLocation: District of ColumbiaUnited States Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 800 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world's most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide. Code of Conduct It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency. POSITION SUMMARY: Project HOPE is expanding our Finance Team to better support our Global Operations Finance Teams and our International Programs with several Project Accountant positions. These key positions are the backbone of support for all efforts within assigned programs under the Global Operations Finance team's initiatives. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Support the International Field Teams where staff may be required to travel Internationally at a minimum of 25% of the time. This position also supports the Emergency Response team, which may require deployment to hardship or austere remote locations when necessary.Assist with the monthly and annual close cycle and project management, ensuring that deadlines are met, with the ability to review results of the closing process and generate corrections as necessary and post close activities such as reporting, reconciliations, and the monthly projection process. Analyze accounts, projects, financials, documentation, country compliance, procurement, reporting, and proposals for assigned regions and field sites to ensure that expenditures comply with the award document and related regulations. Prepare required funder reports, ad hoc reports, and invoices in accordance with funder requirements. Assist with the Single Audit, various Internal and External Audits, and Compliance by providing complete support in samples, reporting, and analyzing as necessary. Initiate and process new project set-up, grant management database, wires and payments, and filing (electronically and paper format). Prepare various budgets for project, department, region, etc. for upload and reporting in financial system, working with the Headquarters and Field teams. Assist in supporting the Global Operations Finance team as backups, training, supporting the field offices, and emergency response. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. BA/BS in Accounting required or equivalent years of experience. 2. Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in general ledger, financial accounting, preferably not-for-profit and/or government funding. 3. Understanding of and experience with federal financial compliance, contracting, and auditing requirements as detailed in the Code of Federal Regulations Circulars is required. Experience in an international setting is preferred. 4. Must have intermediate level knowledge of Excel (pivot table, look-up), ability to use large scale automated accounting systems, knowledge of QuickBooks a plus. 5. Direct experience in performing and reviewing fund and account balance reconciliations as well as preparing and reviewing ledger entries, adjustments and accruals. 6. Experience in preparing materials for and responding to end-of-year audits. 7. Ability to adhere to accounting and reporting procedures and policies to ensure proper financial control and data integrity. 8. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. 9. Experience in preparing and/or reviewing financial statements, including variance analysis, as well as the ability to explain these to persons with little financial acumen. 10. Ability to work well under pressure, organize and set priorities, meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 11. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, in working with inter-departmental staff and well as funders. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment. Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally. Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as "hardship." Work environment: Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level. Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions. Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation. While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently. Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as "hardship." Due to the considerable number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.