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Accounting Associate

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The Global Development Incubator | Washington, DC
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The Global Development Incubator


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Published 10 days ago

Start Date

July 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019


Company Description

The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is a non-profit that builds startups and partnerships to address some of the world's toughest global development challenges. We play a mix of the strategist and implementer role to get game-changing ideas off the ground over 18-24 months. Throughout each stage of our process, we bring together the right partners across sectors – including corporations, nonprofits, governments, and foundations – to help new initiatives scale their impact and prepare for long-term success. Above all, we turn talk into action by matching ambitious leaders, strong concepts, and funding with the executional power required to launch and scale game-changing social impact efforts.

GDI typically focuses on three phases of work, including 1) design and strategic direction setting 2) pilot and launch and 3) medium – long term implementation support and capacity development through to exit. GDI has shaped over 35 social impact initiatives, including designing, building, launching, and exiting several initiatives that now stand as independent organizations. By combining our strengths with the passion of our partners, we successfully built the first investor platform for blended finance in Convergence; put global mental health on the map through citiesRISE; guided the startup strategy and operations of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; and expanded financing for the world’s half billion smallholder farmers with ISF Advisors, among other initiatives.

Job Description

The Accounting Associate role is a unique opportunity to support a growing financial team at a lean and high performing organization. This position will be responsible for accurately maintaining the organization’s accounting records. Although you will work closely with your manager, GDI Associates are expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all accounts payable including ensuring costs are appropriately documented and approved, entering transactions, and supporting the execution of payments.
  • Maintain accounts receivable records, ensuring records are comprehensive and all payments are correctly applied.
  • Develop and maintain online and paper filing systems for accounting files.
  • Manage accounting schedules, and prepare and enter month end closing entries including allocation of costs and recognition of revenue.
  • Collect and review timesheets to ensure timely processing
  • Prepare and upload payroll, tax, and benefits payments and serve as a primary point person for related vendors.
  • Support procurement process, including serving as a resource on GDI policy and reviewing and maintaining relevant documentation.
  • Liaise with field office staff, including the review of cash requests and reconciliation of field office expenditures.
  • Support the annual audit and preparation of GDI tax forms and filings.
  • Provide additional administrative or other support as requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, and a minimum of two years of experience working in accounting or related field. This position requires experience with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and proficiency with QuickBooks. We are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate who is interested in learning new skills and growing in a non-profit environment. The GDI Accounting Associate must have excellent attention to detail. 

The following qualities are a must for all GDI employees:

  • Curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless drive to get things done
  • Ability to move fluidly between collaborative and independent work styles
  • Ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
  • Commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

Company Description

The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is a non-profit that builds startups and partnerships to address some of the world's toughest global development challenges. We play a mix of the strategist and implementer role…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

How To Apply

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document.

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document.

Location

Washington, DC
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