Counterpart International, Inc.

Accountant/Bookkeeper

Job Locations EC-Quito
Category
Finance
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Type
Local

Overview

Ecuador’s New Partnerships in Open Government (NPOG) program is a two-year initiative funded by USAID and
implemented by Counterpart International in partnership with local and international organizations. The purpose of
this program is to advance transparency and accountability in governance by enhancing the capacity of civil society,
the Government of Ecuador (GoE), academia, and the private sector to implement the Open Government Partnership
(OGP) in Ecuador, including the adoption of open government management models, reforms, and citizen participation
and accountability mechanisms.


Counterpart is currently seeking an Accountant/Bookkeeper to help set up, and thereafter implement, the financial
accounting and bookkeeping of the NPOG program.
This individual will be responsible for ensuring accuracy in accounting and compliance with the local law and
Counterpart´s procedures. The position involves reconciliation, processing, and auditing of project financial
records, preparing monthly invoices, and preparing financial reports. The Accountant/Bookkeeper will report to
the Operations Manager in Ecuador. This position is based in Quito, Ecuador.

Responsibilities

Prepare and review financial records, ensuring they are accurate, in compliance with national and
international law, and are presented on time to the Ecuadorian control entities.

  • Prepare and process payments.
  • Carry out the prior control of the documentation that supports the payments, securing to complete the
    package.
  • Record transactions in the accounting system.
  • File the complete supporting documentation for each payment.
  • Carry out bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare financial statements and reports.
  • Advise the local team on administrative, financial and tax matters.
  • Ensure compliance with internal procedures and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is required.

  • Minimum five years accounting experience with NGOs.
  • Must know national and international regulations for NGOs.
  • Excellent MS Excel spreadsheet and other online programs skills required.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, analytical skills.

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