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Staff Accountant, Global Accounting

PATH Seattle, WA
  • Posted: September 17, 2019
  • Full-Time

Staff Accountant, Global Accounting
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Job Description

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world's most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions-including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The Finance division is responsible for driving all activities related to PATH's accounting and financial functions and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), PATH policies and procedures, internal controls, and audit support operating in 20+ countries. The team works closely with partners in human resources, legal, IT, office of grants and contracts,and the extended program leadership team to not only educate regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also explore how the finance function can support program and other operations groups building and optimizing finance business processes and systems to meet future needs and demands.

PATH's Global Expense Accounting Team is currently seeking a Staff Accountant with minimum of 3 years of experience, who will work with the rest of the Accounting team to oversee adherence to PATH Accounting policies as well as those of our donors. This position will require superb organizational skills, attention to detail, analytical thinking, and superior customer service skills (in person and via email & phone).


+ Review expense reimbursements and advance requests in accordance with PATH's policies
+ Monitor, register, and reconcile traveler advances/receivables, and ensure refunds are properly recorded
+ Track, code and register direct billed external travel-related invoices
+ Reconcile airfare expenses and allocate to projects
+ Register, monitor and reconcile workshop advances
+ Prepare state and local tax compliance filings
+ Conduct vendor verifications and OFAC compliance
+ Analyze multi-currency transactions and coordinate any necessary adjustments with local finance staff
+ Prepare and analyze balance sheet account reconciliations
+ Propose updates to accounting policies and procedural memos that are under the responsibility of the team
+ Perform ad hoc accounting research and provide adequate level of rationale and documentation of the conclusions to the Senior Accountant
+ Support monthly, quarterly, and yearly close processes by preparing various adjustments, journal entries and schedules as required
+ Provide backup for other Accounting/Finance functions as needed
+ Support global statutory audits

Required Experience

+ Understanding of US GAAP and strong accounting fundamentals
+ Minimum of 3 years' experience working in accounting or finance field
+ Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance field or similar
+ Effective communication skills both spoken and written, as well as customer service with both internal and external clients
+ Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
+ Knowledge of USAID regulations, such as 2CFR200, and state and local tax experience is a plus
+ Experience with a global ERP system with multi-currency capabilities is a strong plus
+ Attention to detail and ability to analyze data, research information to clarify issues, find and propose appropriate solutions
+ Strong ability to collaborate with team members from different geographical locations
+ Ability to prioritize tasks and meet policy driven deadlines

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Location
Seattle, Washington, United States
Company Location
United States, Seattle
Position Type



Seattle, WA
98194 USA

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