Accounting Manager

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Budget and Accounting, Finance, Management and Strategy
  • Deadline:


Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks an Accounting Manager for a two-year, renewable appointment to provide general accounting support in the Accounting Department. This position will report to the Controller and is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, DC.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the daily accounting activities required to maintain the general ledger in compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Supervise, direct, and review the work of the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Payroll accountants.
  • Manage and oversee in-house payroll processing and federal, state, and local tax filings in a timely manner.
  • Maintain organized set of detailed records and files to document and support financial transactions.
  • Routinely analyze general ledger accounts to ensure accuracy and appropriate summaries of accounts detail is maintained.
  • Prepare and/or review general ledger bank account reconciliations and ensure reconciling items are cleared in a timely manner.
  • Respond to inquiries and assist staff to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Inform Controller of relevant issues regarding financial controls, accounting, and reporting.
  • Recommendations improvements to accounting processes and procedures and assist with implementation as needed.
  • Assist with internal and external audits.
  • Ensure field office transactions are recorded timely and accurately. Serve as the point of contact for accounting matters for IFPRI’s field offices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • B.S. Degree in Accounting plus ten years of relevant work experience, a Masters Degree in Accounting plus seven years of relevant work experience, or equivalent experience
  • At least two years as management experience
  • Experience using Deltek Costpoint 8.1 or higher preferable
  • Knowledge of GAAP and USAID regulations
  • Experience with basic grant/contract administration
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Strong supervisory experience
  • Detail oriented – strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize work

Physical Demand & Work environment:

  • Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time.
  • Employee will lift between 0-10 pounds.
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer – F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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