Population Services International

  • Senior Accountant, Inventory

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2018 2:16 PM)
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    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title: Senior Accountant, Inventory

    Department: Finance

    Based in Washington, D.C

    Reports to the Inventory Manager


    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

    There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    Join us!

    The Finance department supports the Global operations of PSI.  This includes operations in 60+ countries.  Donors including the United States Government, other foreign governments, international organizations, corporations, and private philanthropists come together to support PSI’s mission.  The financial and reporting requirements of each donor are accounted for within this department.


    We are looking for a Senior Accountant, Inventory to help us account for inventory in complex working environments.  PSI maintains inventory in many countries throughout the world.  This level of exposure allows for an Inventory accountant to gain experience in multiple types of inventory with the complexity of multiple warehouses (physical and virtual), multiple currencies, and multiple tracking systems.


    As a Senior Accountant specializing in Inventory, PSI is looking for a motivated individual who embraces change and positive process improvements.  Considering this, we are looking for an accountant who is always considering risk in a complex environment, while considering the practical side of process implementation.  Furthermore, PSI is looking for someone who can utilize technology to ensure efficiency and a streamlined approach to recording and analyzing inventory, as well as preparing reconciliations.  PSI is a dynamic and challenge filled environment with a global impact; this is a fun position to give someone many opportunities to exercise their full potential.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

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

    You will: 


    • Recognize and implement process improvements across inventory functions with consideration of the impact on the multiple countries;
    • Be a point of contact for field offices to assist with financial operational issues;
    • Analyze revenue, deferred revenue, inventory and COGS journal entries in financial system;
    • Analyze year-end valuation of all inventories;
    • Be the owner of complex reconciliations for enterprise funds, non-enterprise funds, and donated commodities, understanding risk and performing research/remediation as needed;
    • Utilize current technologies to increase capacity and efficiency among the Finance team;
    • Strong information technology skills to be able to adapt and connect multiple data sources, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
    • Prepare and provide trainings to meet individual and organizational needs;
    • Provide assistance with internal and external audit requirements as required;
    • Complete special projects, as assigned; and
    • Other duties as assigned.


    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
    • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
    • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
    • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
    • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
    • Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

    Our ideal candidate will possess:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent experience, CPA highly desirable;
    • 4+ years of accounting experience in financial reporting, non-profit environment or public accounting, with a preference towards public accounting or inventory experience;
    • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP;
    • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work independently and on a team in a cooperative, problem-solving capacity;
    • Can multitask and prioritize multiple tasks based on deadlines;
    • 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
    • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of accounting, MS Office, and Excel.


    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. 


    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position



    • 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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