Population Services International

Senior Specialist Accounts Payable

Posted Date 2 days ago(1/20/2022 1:25 PM)
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Washington DC
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Senior Specialist, Accounts Payable

Based in Washington, DC

No Travel Required

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to Assistant Controller, Financial Operations







Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.  We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare. 


Join us!

PSI seeks a Senior Specialist, Accounts Payable that will be a key player on an AP team of four people who process vendor invoices, expense reports, credit card statements, and sub-recipient advances and liquidations in a timely and accurate manner in an international, multi-currency environment.  Work with a large ERP (Lawson), Ascend, and Concur.  The role will analyze large, complex data sets in Excel, and contribute to special projects such as process improvements and system implementations.


Your contributions

-Collaborate with AP team of three people to oversee the timely, complete, and accurate processing of accounts payable, travel and expense reports, credit card statements, and sub-recipient advances and liquidations in multiple currencies. Approve weekly payment runs.  Liaise with internal stakeholders and external vendors to research and resolve issues as needed.  Ensure vendor setup and maintenance is timely, complete, and accurate. 40% of Time
-Support audit samples and walk auditors through processes. 25% of Time
-Reconcile accounts payable related general ledger accounts. 15% of Time
-Amortize and allocate prepaid expenses. 10% of Time
-Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change.


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in Accounting or related field
-At least 7 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.
-Expertise in MS Office with advanced Excel skills (e.g., pivot tables, vlookups, sumifs and other advanced formulas).
-Familiarity with Lawson, Ascend, and Concur preferred.
-Ability to work independently.
-Strong communication skills.
-Excellent customer service, relationship building/management and consensus building skills.


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.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.


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