Counterpart International, Inc.

Accountant

Job Locations SV-San Salvador
Category
Programs
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Type
Local

Overview

El Salvador's Strengthening Human Rights Systems (SHRS) is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Counterpart International (Counterpart) in partnership with local and international organizations. Counterpart is currently seeking an Accountant/Bookkeeper to help set up, and thereafter implement, the financial accounting and bookkeeping of the SHRS program.

This individual will be responsible for applying accounting procedures to program structures, cycles, and needs. The position involves reconciliation, processing, and auditing of project financial records, preparing monthly invoices, and preparing project financial reports. The Accountant/Bookkeeper will report to the Finance and Administration Manager. This is a full-time position based in San Salvador, El Salvador. This is a locally-based position; Salvadoran citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing and submitting periodic finance reports and supporting documentation to HQ, as well as bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and other financial data;
  • Prepare journal entries and invoices, and post into accounting system;
  • Prepare monthly cash analysis;
  • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts each month;
  • Communicate and assist Financial/Accounting staff at HQ with questions or support;
  • Assist in communicating with and providing mentoring support to Program grantees in connection with financial issues, as needed;
  • Monitor actual expenses against budget and provide variance analysis as required;
  • Prepare assigned periodical audit schedules of Program grantees;
  • Investigate issues/problems on financial reports from Program grantees and implement approved adjustments and corrections as needed;
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks and other duties as assigned;
  • Perform other related tasks relevant to the launching of financial operations of SHRS as assigned by the COP or Finance Manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field;
  • Minimum five years accounting experience, preferably in connection with international development programs;
  • Substantive knowledge of the technical and operational requirements of US government funding agencies (e.g. USAID) a plus;
  • Accounting software user experience required. Quickbooks and/or knowledge of Navision, experience preferred;
  • Excellent MS Excel spreadsheet skills required;
  • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills;
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills required;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion;
  • Strong service-focused orientation; must work well and respectfully with HQ personnel, Program funder, staff and grantees.
  • Proficiency in English language skills a plus.

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