Program Accountant, Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI)

Program Accountant, Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Program Accountant, Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) - Georgetown University Medical Center

The mission of Georgetown University's Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) is to support and empower key actors in countries to drive, build, and own sustainable healthcare systems. CGHPI works with partners to respond to today's health challenges and bring quality services to scale while maximizing resources and achieving the greatest possible impact. Particular focus is to support countries to achieve the end of devastating epidemics including HIV and to build effective and resilient systems to respond rapidly to emerging threats.

Under the supervision of the university Comptroller's Office and the center's Director of Finance, the Program Accountant works closely with the Finance Manager, the finance staff based in CGHPI country offices, and other relevant Georgetown University partners, to ensure proper financial accounting in line with funder requirements and generally accepted accounting principles(GAAP)across CGHPI's diverse programmatic portfolio. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Review monthly field office expenditures and reconcile high volume of supporting documents to ensure they match financial entries
  • Coordinate with GU corporate accounting (pre/post month-end close) to ensure that expenses are charged correctly to projects
  • Clean up suspense accounts and prepare JEs
  • Review and approve field bank reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance with GU, USG, and other donor regulations.
  • Assist field offices with their monthly wire projections
  • Ensure that expenses and accruals are accurately monitored and tracked across CGHPI's country programs, shared with donors as required on a regular schedule, and posted to the university accounting system in a timely manner
  • Support the preparation of audits and other financial reviews

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related major
  • At least 5 years progressive experience in donor-funded accounting, auditing or project accounting
  • Experience working with federal contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements
  • Attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong technical skills in accounting and financial management
  • Familiarity with internal controls, compliance, and internal audit

Preferred qualifications
  • CDC or PEPFAR experience
  • Experience working with international technical operations or in an international setting
  • Experience with QuickBooks

Work Mode: Hybrid 3 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation - please visit Georgetown University's Work Mode Designation for staff and AAP positions for details.

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