Population Services International

Inventory Accountant Manager

6 months ago
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Washington, DC
Washington, DC
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Inventory Accountant Manager

Department:  Finance

Based in Washington DC

Reports to the Senior Manager, Financial Systems and Reporting


Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


Join us!

The Finance department supports the Global operations of PSI.  This includes operations in 60+ countries.  Inventory is funded by various donors and PSI’s unrestricted funds to support the organization’s mission.


PSI distributes both through sales and free distribution a variety of health products.  During 2016, PSI was responsible for 707 million condoms and 42 million malaria nets globally.


Our focus in distributing products both through commercial and non-commercial channels gives this role an interesting challenge to help us improve not only our inventory accounting practices but also support the organization by providing inventory use analysis and reporting.


The role will be responsible for overseeing the analysis and review of all transactions relating to Inventory Accounting, to ensure inventory, and related revenue and expense values are recorded timely and accurately in the organization’s financial statements.  The Inventory Accountant Manager will evaluate trends, performance and provide recommendations to management relating to the efficient execution of inventory management.  Additionally, the Manager is accountable for continually assessing, motivating, and coaching each of his/her direct reports.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

PSI seeks an Inventory or Cost ACCOUNTANT for the position of Inventory Accounting Manager to provide support to PSI’s global mission. 

You will:  

  • Manage team deliverables which includes the following:
    1. Ensure accurate and timely completion of month-end close process, which includes validation of interfaces and account reconciliations of multiple systems such as Infor/Lawson, QuickBooks Enterprise.
    2. Reconciliation of all inventory, inventory in-transit, prepaid inventory and related liability, revenue accrual, cost of goods sold accounts.
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with the Procurement and Accounts Payable to design process improvements to help strengthen the inventory controls.
  • Develop inventory analysis reports which also supports costing and marketing needs.
  • Monitor inventory in-transit and coordinate with Procurement and country office for timely booking of inventory.
  • Support internal and external audit (both HQ and country offices) which includes providing auditors with timely and accurate information during year-end audit.
  • Assist with special projects as required.


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or equivalent preferred
  • 5 – 8 years of experience as an inventory or cost accountant in retail or wholesale business industry with 3 – 4 years of supervisory experience
  • Solid working knowledge of major ERP, inventory and accounting systems, preferably Infor/Lawson.
  • Advance working knowledge of Excel is required and proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to work in a team environment


  • Exempt

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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