Management Sciences for Health

Staff Accountant

Grade
G
Job ID
13-9879
US-VA-Arlington
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
PHT
Dept/Unit
FINACC (Finance & Accounting)
Project/Program
A068- PPM
Reports To
Controller

Overview

As part of Accounts Payable (A/P) team, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for the full payment cycle: invoice processing, batching, cash transfers calculations, posting payments, credit application, and filing. The Staff Accountant will make complex A/P related journal entries, conduct A/P analysis, and reconcile pre-paid, bank, and project accounts. The Staff Accountant will also back up preparation of journal entries for receivables.

The Staff Accountant is a member of the Finance & Accounting Unit and reports to the A/P Manager.

Must be eligible to work in the United States of America.

Specific Responsibilities

General Ledger reconciliation (40%) 

  • Reconcile office rent, advances, payables, and accruals accounts; bank accounts and credit cards; and vendor balances in the accounting system.
  • Monitor and reconcile advances and other debits with staff and vendors.
  • Maintain A/P document filing standards.

Financial Administration (40%)

  • Prepare payments and post them into the system.
  • Process subcontractor, commodity, and other invoices, including reviewing for coding accuracy.
  • Calculate and prepare reports for cash transfers.
  • Communicate with vendors to answer inquiries or clarify issues.
  • Set up vendors in the system, when necessary.
  • Proactively solve issues related to processing, such as correction with a journal entry.

Auditing (10%)

  • Assist with audit-related activities, such as schedule preparation and providing documents as requested.

Accounting (5%)

  • Act as a liaison between the accounting and finance units regarding vendor obligations.

 

Other (5%)

  • Learn and develop new work processes as the company introduces changes in systems and procedures.
  • Coordinate with other departments, including departments in the Netherlands, to solve A/P related problems.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Required:

  • Bachelors in finance, accounting, business or related field.

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in finance, accounting, business or related field.

Experience

Required:

  • 3 years of finance or accounting experience.

Preferred:

  • 4+ years of finance or accounting experience.
  • Experience with grant or project accounting is a plus.
  • Experience with large ERP is a plus.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced Excel skills required (pivot tables, v-lookup, index matching).
  • Analytical skills with the ability to understand complex transactions.

  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, transactions, and account relationship.

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills with strong sense of customer service.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work in a team with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Competencies

  • Team player who is also able to work independently and handle conflicting priorities while maintaining consistent, quality performance standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks within tight deadlines and prioritize effectively, while delivering high quality work.
  • Willingness and availability to travel, and perform other duties as needed.
  • Solution oriented with a high sense of quality, attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency.

Physical Demands

  • Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10lbs.

 

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Controller
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