Staff Accountant, Finance

United Nations Foundation
Washington, DC
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Position OverviewThe Staff Accountant will work closely together with the Director, Accounting & Finance on regular and ad-hoc projects. Additionally, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for a set or regular duty related to the different functions performed by the Finance Department. At the direction of the Director, Accounting & Finance, the Staff Accountant will be designated to be the primary back-up for other positions within the Finance Department.Essential FunctionsMaintains UNF and BWF sub-grants agreements and paymentsPrepares monthly payroll, rents, and other assigned journal entriesReconciles assigned balance sheet accounts, including lockbox and payroll accountsServes as back-up for Accounts Payable as neededProvides overall support to the Finance Department related to the annual financial audit and audit of US government-funded programs in compliance with the Single Audit ActProvides support to the Finance Department with the preparation and submission of the annual IRS Form 990Performs duties related to revenue, expense, payables, and receivables functions as assigned and reassigned from time to time to meet the deadlines/ objectives of the Finance DepartmentProvides support and works with internal/external customersActs as the primary backup for other positions within the department as assigned and reassigned from time to timeInterviews, trains, and mentors other team members and interns as neededMaintains and develops the technical accounting expertise necessary for position responsibilitiesRepresents Finance on any committee and/or sub-committee as neededMaintains appropriate working paper and file documentation for all work productsPrepares and maintains up-to-date, written, fully explanatory desk procedures for all task responsibilitiesEnsures excellent customer service by providing timely and accurate information to stakeholders as needed and in a polite/professional manner at all timesMaintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly. (As applicable to the role)Draft and review agreements and maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF's finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)Attend training sessions provided by UNF's contracts team to maintain and keep up to date with UNF's current policies and procedures. (As applicable to the role)Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF's Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)Undertakes other ad hoc responsibilities as assigned.Selection CriteriaBachelor's degree, preferably in finance or accountingMinimum one year of working experience in accounting and/or financeDemonstrated progressive professional growth, including working with US government-funded programs (Super Circular compliance, 2 CFR 200, Cooperative Agreements, Grants, and Contracts) preferredSuperior analytical skillsProven ability to be a team player, self-starter, and motivated in performing the duties and responsibilities of the job and the goals of the Finance DepartmentExperience using automated accounting and office programs, such as Financial Edge, Raiser's Edge, GIFTS, Microsoft Officer, etcAbility to understand, analyze, and interpret donor guidelines, financial reports, and legal documentsExperience with internal control procedures and practicesWillingness to work hands-on as a cooperative and collaborative memberFlexibility, willingness, and ability to respond to a rapidly changing environmentAbility to develop new knowledge, skills, and abilities as needed to perform the position's responsibilitiesStrong communications and written skillsAbility to handle confidential information discreetlyAbility to work in a fast-paced environment and to meet tight deadlinesAbility to work in a culturally diverse environmentAbility to work under pressure and handle stressAbility to meet regular attendance/tardiness policyBenefits & CompensationFor full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)dental insurancevision insuranceflexible spending accounts403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contributiongroup term and supplemental life insuranceshort-term disabilitylong-term disabilityhealth club discountscommuter subsidyback-up careemployee assistance programAdditionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.KDFZlf4996

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