The Invisible Children Accounting Associate will assist in the day-to-day accounting and finance requirements of our multicultural team, which spans the United States, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Excellent organization skills, confidentiality, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced global environment are must-haves for this position.
Grade: Entry Level
Supervisor: Finance and Administration Manager
Home Post: Washington, DC Headquarters Office
+ Perform general bookkeeping duties, including posting information to the company’s accounting system and assisting in the reconciliation of accounts;
+ Manage the accounts payable process through matching purchase orders with invoices, processing vendor invoices, and monitoring bank account balances;
+ Obtain necessary tax forms from new vendors;
+ Make deposits and record all cash receipts;
+ Manage the office petty cash fund;
+ Assist HQ employees in expense reporting;
+ Assist with employee payroll and timekeeping process and payroll allocations;
+ Maintain HQ historical records by filing documents and ensuring an orderly filing system;
+ Assist with the annual audit, preparation of schedules and supporting documents;
+ Prepare month end bank account reconciliations;
+ Coordinate day to day and monthly close accounting operations with emphases on high quality work that meets deadlines;
+ Provide administrative support to management and field offices when required.
+ Minimum of an Associate Degree in business administration, accounting, or relevant field;
+ Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
+ Experience working in an accounting software system;
+ Experience with data entry and record keeping;
+ Keen attention to detail, with an ability to identify errors and solve problems;
+ Competent collaborator and skilled cross-functional communicator;
+ Able to balance multiple priorities while maintaining a strong commitment to deadlines;
+ Willingness to travel to Invisible Children offices in Central African Republic or DR Congo if required;
+ French speaking (a plus).
Please submit your Cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to [email protected] with “Accounting Associate” in the subject line.
The deadline for application is June 18, 2021 by 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time).
About Invisible Children
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Invisible Children (IC) is an international non-profit organization working to end violence conflict and foster thriving ecosystems in solidarity with our world’s most at-risk communities. We partner with local visionaries and peacebuilders in volatile conflict zones to build community-led initiatives and drive global policy change to end violent conflict and ensure communities, and the environments on which they depend, have the safety they deserve.
When Invisible Children was founded in 2004, our primary aim was to hasten an end to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) crisis in central Africa and support the lasting recovery of communities in the region targeted by the LRA. Our comprehensive approach to the LRA crisis has integrated every level of intervention, from direct partnerships with local civil society and communities to advocacy campaigns targeting international policymakers.
Over the last 16 years, our programs and advocacy have contributed to significant progress in ending the LRA crisis. At the same time, we have continued to refine and adapt our programs to address other drivers of violent conflict in the central Africa region beyond the LRA crisis. In recent years, this has included the exploration of community-based initiatives and conflict analysis to address the intersection of human security and wildlife trafficking in the central Africa region. Currently, IC implementing programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan.