Accountant – REMOTE

  • Anywhere
Organization: Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project
Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

About the organization:

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping organization. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public. ACLED material is regularly used to inform journalism, academic research, and public discourse on conflict, and to support the work of practitioners and policymakers. ACLED is the highest quality and most widely used real-time data and analysis source on political violence and protest around the world.

The role:

ACLED is recruiting an Accountant to maintain bookkeeping and accounting and support the Finance department’s operations. This role will be responsible for lodging journal entries, making necessary adjustments, maintaining the general ledger, posting grant allocations, and other tasks as requested by the Finance department.

This is a full-time position. It is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. The start date for this position is January 2024. This position reports to the Senior Finance Coordinator.

For more information, please review the Applicant FAQs. EST working hours preferred.

Specific roles and responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain the general ledger;
  • Reconcile entries into the accounting system to assert the accuracy of transactions;
  • Ensure monthly reconciliation of numerous balance sheet accounts, bank reconciliation, necessary schedules, and month-end closure;
  • Support the Senior Finance Coordinator in producing month-end close reports;
  • Liaise with external accountants and financial consultants and serve as one of the points of contact for audits and tax filings;
  • Support financial compliance with grant and federal regulations in all ACLED activities;
  • Ensure preparation and retention of documentation to facilitate the annual external audit, donor audits, internal audits, and revenue audits;
  • Support audit engagements;
  • Support in the development, maintenance, and enforcement of ACLED financial policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as required.

Skills and competencies:

  • Fluency in English (required);
  • Knowledge of US GAAP (required);
  • Proven track record in bookkeeping (payments/invoices, general ledger, balance sheet reconciliation, bank reconciliation) (required);
  • Proficiency with accounting software (Quickbooks or NetSuite), spreadsheets, and data management systems (required);
  • Experience working in nonprofit finances (preferred);
  • Proficiency with financial analysis software and tools;
  • Proficiency with G-Suite, project management software, and HRIS software (preferred);
  • BA/BS degree in business, nonprofit financial management, accounting, or a related field (preferred);
  • Strong problem-solving skills and communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to manage confidential information;
  • Enthusiastic and comfortable handling administrative tasks when required;
  • Ability to work remotely with limited supervision.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience, through our careers portal.

Further information on the project is available online at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early. Please make sure to check your spam folder for correspondence.


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