Population Services International

  • Staff Accountant

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/19/2018 3:18 PM)
    Job ID
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    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title: Staff Accountant

    Department: Finance

    Based in Washington, D.C

    Reports to the Accounting Manager - Donor Revenue & Reporting


    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 40 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.  Working within the operations at headquarters provides a unique opportunity to see how PSI operates in the United States, as well as around the world.  Due to the complex nature of our work, we can never leave a job undone!


    For this Staff Accountant position, PSI is looking for someone who is ready, able, and willing to step up and learn various functions within the Finance department at PSI.  This is an unmatched opportunity which will allow a motivated individual to learn about payroll, accounts receivable and donor revenue and reporting.  When necessary, the Staff Accountant will perform these roles.  In between all of this, we need someone with the drive to participate in additional special projects.  This will only enhance their knowledge of the intricacies of the Finance department.


    Do you not want to do the same thing every day?  Do you want to be involved in multiple Finance departments?  Do you want to be constantly learning in a unique rotational opportunity? 

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    PSI seeks highly skilled applicants for the position of Staff Accountant to provide support to PSI’s global mission. 

    You will: 


    • Prepare financial reports to ensure proper reporting in compliance with donor agreements and related regulations, and timely submission;
    • Gain an understanding and be able to perform the process of obtaining and recording cash receipt information by regularly working with donor revenue and reporting accountants and financial analysts for cash receipt information;
    • Complete the full payroll cycle for all employees paid from the headquarters office;
    • Understand and consider risks related to payroll, accounts receivable, and donor reporting and the impact on the organization if these risks are not mitigated;
    • Identify process improvements and implement, as necessary;
    • Prepare journal entries, with consideration for US GAAP, PSI’s donor reporting requirements, and potential financial exchange risk;
    • Work on special projects as needed;
    • Provide assistance with internal or external audit requirements as required; and
    • Other duties as assigned.


    What are we looking for?

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent experience, CPA highly desirable;
    • 3+ years of accounting experience in financial reporting, non-profit environment or public accounting, within public accounting experience preferred;
    • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP;
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively interact with senior management and individuals with varying degrees of financial knowledge; and
    • Fluency in computer application, including in-depth knowledge of electronic spreadsheets and other accounting software.
    • PSI will not sponsor work visa for this position.  
    • References will be required.

    The successful candidate will have an interactive nature; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities; attention to detail; and excellent organizational abilities. 


    Preference will be given to candidates with exposure to Lawson or other large-scale enterprise resource planning systems. 



    • Exempt

    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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