Junior Accountant, USAID’s Esho Shikhi Activity, Dhaka

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Junior Accountant, USAID’s Esho Shikhi Activity

LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh

DEPARTMENT: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment

REPORTS TO: Senior Accountant, USAID’s Esho Shikhi Activity


Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Junior Accountant for USAID’s Esho Shikhi Activity in Bangladesh. The objective of the activity is to increase learning opportunities, improve the quality of education, build the capacity of communities to support education and respond to disasters, and ultimately improve learning outcomes of marginalized Bangladeshi children in crisis-affected marginalized communities

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor approval.



Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Position summary: The Junior Accountant will report to the Senior Accountant to support all financial accounting for Esho Shikhi.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES: The Junior Accountant will be responsible for preparing, filing, scanning, and maintaining Esho Shikhi’s accounting records. S/he will work with the Senior Accountant to establish, manage, and maintain effective, transparent, and auditable processes and procedures, according to USAID and Winrock International financial policies and procedures. This position reports to the Senior Accountant.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manage relations with banking institutions and Bangladesh revenue government agencies, etc.;
Maintain bank, cash, and checkbook records;
Manage and report petty cash according to policies and procedures;
Help prepare wire requests to be submitted to Winrock’s home office;
Assist in the preparation of monthly payroll in compliance to labor and tax laws in country and other Winrock’s process and policies;
Prepare and update monthly disbursement schedule and financial reports;
Make payments to staff, vendors, and consultants in compliance with Winrock and donor regulations and Bangladeshi legal requirements;
Adhere to Winrock’s and USAID financial procedures and record-keeping policies;
Maintain updated and accurate Finance and Administrative filing systems;
Assist the Senior Accountant and Director of Finance and Administration in enforcing accounting controls and procedures that ensure the activity’s high level of financial integrity;
Maintain and update a travel advance request filling system to ensure staff account for resources in an accurate and timely manner;
Assist the Senior Accountant and Director of Finance and Administration in preparing budgets, budget narratives and monthly, quarterly, and annual projections;
Support the submission of timely and accurate monthly financial and reconciliation reports to home office;
Any other duties and tasks as assigned.


Successful candidates will have a minimum of three to five years of financial and/or accounting experience working on U.S. government funded projects.



Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, management, or a related discipline required. Major in business administration, accounting, finance, or other related field of study required.

Work Experience:

3-5 years’ experience working on finance and administration in Bangladesh.
Previous experience with USAID funded projects strongly preferred.


Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Fluency in written and oral English and Bengali required.
Strong skills in spreadsheet software (Microsoft).
Working knowledge of QuickBooks Pro or similar accounting software essential.

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered.



The deadline for submission of applications is May 25, 2022. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Winrock reserves the right to make an offer prior to the closing date for applications. Applicants are thus encouraged to submit their applications at the earliest opportunity.


Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.