Job Description

Staff Accountant

Location: Arlington, VA

Posting Date: 12/06/2017

Deadline Date: 01/01/2018


The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) brings together multiple private sector and non-governmental organizations that are among the most trusted names in supply chain management and international public health and development in the world. PFSCM has been recognized internationally for its work to save lives through stronger public health supply chains; the partnership won two supply chain distinction awards from the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in 2010 and was a finalist in the 2012 Supply Chain Innovation Award Competition sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and SupplyChainBrain.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a major financing institution in the fight against these diseases in 140 countries. The Global Fund selected PFSCM to be its primary Procurement Agent for Global Fund principal recipients, under its Pooled Procurement Mechanism aimed at ensuring a cost-effective and efficient procurement process that meets all the Global Fund standards for a Procurement Agent. This service provides support to countries to resolve procurement bottlenecks and supply chain management challenges and to facilitate timely access to pharmaceuticals and other health products.

In addition, PFSCM implements other supply chain management projects with other client/donors including the Malaria Consortium and several developing country governments.


As part of Accounts Payable (A/P) team, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for the full payment cycle: invoice processing, batching, cash transfers calculations, posting payments, credit application and filing. The Staff Accountant will make complex A/P related journal entries, conduct A/P analysis, and reconcile pre-paid, bank, and project accounts. The Staff Accountant will also back up preparation of journal entries for receivables. The Staff Accountant is a member of the Finance & Accounting Unit and reports to the A/P Manager.

  • Reconcile office rent, advances, payables, and accruals accounts; bank accounts and credit cards; and vendor balances in the accounting system.
  • Monitor and reconcile advances and other debits with staff and vendors.
  • Set up vendors in the system, when necessary.
  • Process subcontractor, commodity, and other invoices, including reviewing for coding accuracy.
  • Calculate and prepare reports for cash transfers.
  • Prepare payments and post them into the system.
  • Proactively solve issues related to processing, such as correction with a journal entry.
  • Communicate with vendors to answer inquiries or clarify issues.
  • Coordinate with other departments, including departments in the Netherlands, to solve AP related problems.
  • Assist with audit-related activities, such as schedule preparation and providing documents as requested.
  • Maintain A/P document filing standards.
  • Learn and develop new work processes as the company introduces changes in systems and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related fields required, advanced degree preferred.
  • 4+ years’ experience in accounting or finance.
  • Advanced Excel skills required (pivot tables, v-lookup, index matching).
  • Experience with grant or project accounting is a plus.
  • Experience with large ERP is a plus.
  • Analytical skills with the ability to understand complex transactions.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, transactions, and account relationship.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills with strong sense of customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work in a team with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Solution oriented with a high sense of quality, attention to detail, accuracy, efficiency, and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Team player who is also able to work independently and handle conflicting priorities while maintaining consistent, quality performance standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks within tight deadlines and prioritize effectively, while delivering high quality work.
  • Willingness and availability to travel, and perform other duties as needed.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/01/2018.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

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