Temporary Senior International Accountant

Job Description

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The Accounting division is responsible for driving all activities related to PATH’s accounting and financial functions and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), PATH policies and procedures, internal controls, and audit support operating in 20+ countries. The team works closely with partners in human resources, legal, IT, office of grants and contracts, and the extended program leadership team to not only educate regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also explore how the finance function can support program and other operations groups in building and optimizing finance business processes and systems to meet future needs and demands.

PATH’s Global Accounting Department is currently seeking a Temporary Senior International Accountant (3 months) for the International Accounting Services (IAS) team, who will work with the rest of the Accounting Services and others outside of Accounting to oversee adherence to PATH’s Accounting policies and those of our donors. The IAS team provides accounting oversight and support to PATH’s Country Offices. With approximately 60% of expense transactions incurred in the field, the IAS team is an integral part of the Global Accounting Operations. This position will require solid understanding of GAAP, superb organizational skills, attention to detail, analytical thinking, ability to research GAAP, and superior customer service skills (in person as well as via video conference and email).



Perform quality control review of Country Office financial reports and transactions to ensure the accuracy of the accounting/bookkeeping activities
Coordinate month-close, quarter close, and year-end close activities for assigned offices, including balance sheet reconciliations and follow up
Monitor bank account reconciliations and follow up on unresolved items
Ensure compliance with PATH policy and statutory requirements. Request clarification or additional documentation on questionable items
Provide guidance and support to field and program staff on accounting related tasks, policies and procedures
Maintain current documentation of policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility
Participate in annual internal and external audit process, preparing work-papers and schedules as assigned
Support monthly, quarterly, and yearly close processes by compiling and analyzing accounting information and preparing various adjustments, journal entries and schedules as required
Prepare, analyze and review reconciliations of balance sheet GL accounts
Analyze, record, monitor and report on moderately complex to complex accounting matters and transactions, ensuring continuous compliance.
Answer questions and provide support to others regarding proper accounting treatment for transactions and other finance related queries
Perform analysis and assist with special projects as requested by senior management
Work with departments outside of accounting to ensure new initiatives are properly tracked, monitored, and reported

Required Experience

Strong understanding of US GAAP and/or IFRS, and accounting fundamentals
Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in accounting or finance field
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance field or similar
Knowledge of USAID regulations, such as 2CFR200, as well as experience working for or with global not-for-profits is a plus
Experience with a global ERP system with multi-currency capabilities is a plus
Effective communication skills both spoken and written, as well as customer service with both internal and external clients
Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Attention to detail and ability to analyze data, research information to clarify issues, find and propose appropriate solutions
Strong ability to collaborate with team members from different geographical locations
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously, capable of rapid coordination and distribution of information
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet policy driven deadlines, as well as ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, and productivity
Ability to work flexible hours as needed for video or audit conference calls with team members in other geographical regions

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About PATH

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.