Senior Accountant

POSITION TITLE: Senior Accountant
REPORTS TO: Accounting Manager

Scope of Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant is responsible for review of transactions for international markets, acts as liaison with funding organizations, and performs financial statement analysis. This staff accountant prepares billings to funding sources and reviews and analyzes the Budget/Actual/Forecast Reports prepared by the international offices. The Senior Accountant must be able to take direction from management and work independently, have strong analytical skills, communicate effectively, and fully understand and comply with USMEF’s regulatory environment.

Specific Responsibilities

Weekly and Monthly

  • Review Cash Needs Reports from international offices and prepare EFTs
  • Review Direct Payment Requests from international offices and prepare payments
  • Prepare accounts receivable billing and related entries, monitor agings, and follow up on any additional information requested
  • Monthly reconciliation of the accounts receivable detail to GL
  • Prepare monthly financial analysis and related entries for GL accounts as assigned
  • Prepare monthly financial statement variance analyses
  • Funding-source liaison, including budget, billing and audit preparation responsibility

Monthly Country Responsibilities

  • Work with international staff to maintain deadlines for general ledger, timesheets, and Budget/Actual/Forecast reports
  • Review international vouchers and general ledger entries to ensure compliance with USMEF’s regulatory environment. Identify and resolve possible compliance issues
  • Reconcile international balance sheet accounts; follow up with international accountants as needed
  • Be a resource for international staff on regulatory and budget issues
  • Review the Budget/Actual/Forecast Report; present analysis at monthly meetings with the Marketing Department and Management


  • Year-end audit work as assigned
  • Cross-train with other General Accountant responsibilities to support the department functions
  • Special vendor or account analysis as assigned
  • Some travel may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • Three to five years of relevant experience or CPA in lieu of experience
  • Experience conducting internal audits, compliance reviews, or public accounting
  • Advanced computer skills, including Excel; familiarity with MS Dynamics GP, or other ERP, and SharePoint helpful
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to organize work and meet deadlines
  • Effective written communication skills; bilingual skills desired
  • Experience performing general accounting activities for an international organization desired
  • Experience with commercial electronic banking processes a plus


This position description is not intended to reflect an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the position.

To apply for this position, send a resumé and cover letter to Angela Blankenship.