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LAC Regional Accountant

FHI 360

FHI 360

Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

This position will work with FHI 360’s Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America and Caribbean (MENA-EE-LAC) region, but will focus on supporting the LAC countries. MENA-EE-LAC provides a country-centered approach to its partner countries by utilizing an expanded team of enterprise services establishing both the operating platform and shared services that support project implementation. The team is comprised of experts who provide programmatic, financial, human resources, information technology, and contractual strategic leadership in the geographic area of intervention.

The position supports all accounting functions, including month end close processes, bank account reconciliations and cash management to support the fiscal well- being of the projects within the MENA-EE-LAC Regional Office. Provides guidance on labor allocation, shared costs allocation, balance sheet and bank account reconciliation, all related to the monthly accounting close. Responds to inquiries and assist in trainings. Serves as a critical member of the regional office finance team serving the country offices in a support role.

Accountabilities

  • Reviews existing procedures surrounding country office month end processes and makes recommendations as needed, responds to inquiries, and assist in trainings for country office staff.

  • Troubleshoots field accounting questions, operational accounting related queries and provides timely solutions to the country offices.

  • Advises and assists country offices with monthly close, labor allocation and bank account reconciliation tasks.

  • Serves as reviewer/approver for the monthly reconciliations including but not limited to bank reconciliations, cash requests etc.

  • Supports country offices with year-end audit requests.

  • Monitors and analyzes accounting team performances as it relates to the monthly close process, to develop more efficient procedures and use of available resources.

  • Ensures that country office accounting business practices are adequate, documented, and compliant with internal and external requirements.

  • Provides support for country programs by conducting live and virtual trainings on accounting systems and processes. Provides guidance, mentoring to staff as needed.

  • Meet with field staff to understand how business processes are performed and identify problems, challenges, and improvement opportunities.

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

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

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 to achieve resolution; consistently serve as a technical resource.

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

Supervision Given/Received

  • Reports to the Regional Finance Advisor.

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.

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

  • Lead employee growth and development initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or its international equivalent - Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field.

  • 5+ years of accounting experience in a public accounting firm or a large company. Prior experience working in international development is preferred.

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

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

  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded projects is required.

  • Past experience researching, analyzing and ensuring implementation of new and/or changing accounting and reporting systems.

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

  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems.

  • Prior team lead or other leadership experience.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

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

  • Ability to lift or move 5-10 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Laptop, 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%

The expected US Based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidate FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $70,000 - $95,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location.

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.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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