FHI 360

Senior Accountant

FHI 360

Job Description

Job Summary: Performs accounting functions and conducts the theory and practice of recording, classifying, examining and analyzing data and records of financial transactions.Reviews and consolidates Country Office financials on a monthly basis. Processes and records journal entries, cash receipts/field Cash Management and wire payments. Responds to inquiries and assist in trainings. Maintains general ledger accounts and supporting sub-ledgers and produces various accounting reports. Participates in various accounting projects including external or internal audits, system upgrades, changes to accounting processes or procedures and other projects as assigned.


  • Applies accounting principles and practices to a limited range of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, Cost Accounting and/or other fiscal functions.

  • Provides support for field programs by conducting live meeting training on financial systems and processes.

  • Works with Global Program Management (GPM) staff to help them understand the financial aspects of the assigned Country Offices.

  • Reviews Country Office monthly financial reports for month end closings involving cash and travel reconciliations, accuracy of reports, and cost allowances.

  • Work may include: reconciliation of accounts or reports, examination of various financial statements for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to guidelines, and maintenance of subsidiary ledgers.

  • Assists in various Analysis" id="link" class="link">Financial Analysis projects and closure of accounting records.

  • Reconciles US based sub recipients with the General Ledger accounts.

  • Reviews inter department cash requests and journal entries.

  • Assists with internal and external audit request. * Prepares field office risk assessment reports.

  • Independently applies accounting principles and practices to a variety of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting and/or other fiscal functions.

  • Work may include: account report preparation and reconciliation, development and implementation of control systems for determining and distributing costs, working with administrators to develop and operate accounting systems, examination of a variety of accounting documents to verify conformance with internal policies and external accounting standards.

  • Prepares reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis.

  • May be involved in system design.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • This is an advance level position in which the incumbent has the ability to perform complex, specialized accounting functions.

  • May lead cost accounting or other fiscal operations and functions.

  • Ensures daily operations of the accounting systems, develops non- standard reports and statements requiring interpretation and analysis of trends.

  • Responds to new or changing management requests related to audit and fiscal procedures, account structures or reports and accounting systems.

  • Independently resolves issues of moderate complexity.

  • Responsibilities may extend beyond Accounting System maintenance to the solution of accounting problems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), theories and systems design.

  • Identify problems and changing requirements regarding management needs, auditing and other fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems, along with responsible for modifications.

  • Research, analyze and ensure implementation of new and/or changing Accounting and Reporting systems.

  • Provide training and consultation related to new systems and/or reporting methodology and ensure the development of related policies and procedures.

  • Make risk assessment of internal financial control systems and may suggest improvements or changes in processes.

  • Convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings on matters of a complex nature in written form.

  • Conclusions and recommendations are based on professional knowledge and judgment.

  • Convey issues of a complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

  • May consult and/or negotiate with senior management / external entities for purpose of funding levels, cost allocations, or related financial issues.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for unprecedented, complex issues and problems

  • Serve as a resource for others in resolving unprecedented, non-standard issues and problems.

  • Anticipate problems and develop recommendations for management resolution.

  • Recognize complex and unique issues and develop resolution and/or consult with leadership in order to achieve resolution; consistently serve as a technical resource.

  • Recommend actions or alternatives to be taken by management when accounting data discloses unfavorable trends, deviations or financial mismanagement.

  • Resolves accounting, tax and/or legal requirements in foreign jurisdictions.

  • Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results can negatively impact the organization.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

  • Manager is final decision maker on issues impacting the department or organization.

  • Provides input to management for hiring process based on recruitment and selection policies and procedures.

  • Review and recommend training opportunities for department.

  • May lead employee growth and development initiatives.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Related Field.


  • 5+ years of accounting experience in public accounting firm or a large company.

  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Prior team lead experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Word (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself. Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.
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