Job Description

Accounting Manager, Arlington, VA Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 40-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, peace and stability, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager will be an essential member of the Accounting team and the Finance Department, supporting and leading all accounting needs.This role will be remote presently to Covid-19, but will then be an in person role out of our Arlington, VA office.

**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position


  • Supervise staff of four project accountants
  • Manage field accounting and billing for more than twenty project offices worldwide
  • Review, post and sign off on monthly client invoices
  • Submit quarterly FFR/SF425 Reports
  • Review and follow up on accounts receivable items
  • Review and post monthly field expense reports
  • Set up projects in Oracle for Direct and Indirect projects
  • Lead quarterly balance sheet reconciliation process for project accounts
  • Coordinate, review, and approve quarterly bank reconciliations
  • Maintain project accounting policies, procedures, and trainings, including field accounting manuals
  • Provide reports to other departments as needed
  • Manage field cash general ledger accounts
  • Provide audit support for internal and external clients
  • Review unbilled costs or ended project billings
  • Monitor upcoming and recently closed projects
  • Manage project accounting portfolio assignments

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Minimum of five years of experience
  • USAID or other USG agency experience in accounting preferred
  • Department of Defense accounting experience preferred
  • Prior supervisor experience preferred
  • English fluency required
Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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