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Accounting Manager, General Accounting

Location: Washington DC
Last Date: January 20, 2011

Title: Accounting Manager, General Accounting
Department: Finance
Supervisor: Controller
Location: Washington, DC
Effective Date:

HR Use Only: Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
EEO Job Class: Professional Salary Level: Level IV

Pact values and supports a diverse work environment.

Position Summary: The Accounting Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day general accounting functions to support organizational operation. S/he will supervise the general staff accountants.

Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:

• all people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
• gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
• resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
• diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
• teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
• innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
• gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
• staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
• a healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfillment

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supervises the general staff accountants; train and mentor staff in the general accounting unit.
• Seek ways to improve and streamline general accounting process and procedures including but not limited to cash management, payroll, disbursement, credit card transactions, collections, monthly financial reporting, account analyses.
• Review and approve overhead related charges vis-a vis the budget.
• Perform monthly closing and generate monthly indicator report for Pact Inc.
• Prepare monthly financial statements for Pact Inc and Pact Institute.
• Prepare journal entries for monthly revenues on grants, cooperative agreements and contracts.
• Review of accounts payable transaction entries prior to the check run.
• Validate deposits against collection logbook for completeness and full accountability.
• Review and approve journal entries on collections, credit card charges.
• Monthly review of payroll processed against timesheet and payroll supporting documents along with monthly review of payroll journal entries.
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statement for all US based accounts.
• Prepare monthly journal entries for adjustments resulting from bank reconciliation.
• Follow up and resolve disposition of outstanding (stale) checks per bank reconciliation statement.
• Monthly reconciliation of selected balance sheets accounts.
• Monthly reconciliation of inter-company accounts.
• Monthly reconciliation of deferred revenue accounts.
• Annual preparation of audit schedules.
• Perform all work safely and maintain a safe work environment.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Place key documents on the Intranet, including policies, templates, forms, etc.
• Maintain the e-filing system of shared network drives and saving all relevant information to the designated location.
• Facilitate and/or participate in learning communities and task forces.
• Respond to information requests from colleagues and the field in a timely manner.


• Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
• Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets (Excel) and database skills.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Familiarity with accounting software(s), (Microsoft Dynamic NAV).
• Familiarity with ADP payroll processes a plus.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• A team player.
• Flexibility in a multicultural environment.

Education and Experience Requirements:

• A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or business and a minimum of five (5) years experience in accounting and minimum two (2) years experience in supervisory function.
• CPA a plus.
• Accounting experience in a non-profit preferred.

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit applications to the Pact website as soon as possible, and no later than January 20, 2011.


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