• Accounts Payable Specialist

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/5/2018 5:08 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    ThinkWell is an emerging health systems development organization that is currently in a major growth phase. While our core area of work is health financing, we take a health systems approach and also provide support to human resources for health, health information systems, private sector engagement, and research and evaluation. We currently have offices in Washington, DC, Geneva, and Maputo. We are currently in search of an Accounts Payable Specialist.

    The successful candidate will have a strong accounting foundation and a desire to be part of an exciting and growing team. S/he should have a demonstrated track record of academic excellence and, ideally, have professional or personal experiences relevant to this position. This is an opportunity for the right person to develop strong Accounting skills and gain experience working independently and on global teams across the organization.


    General Accounting Functions


    The AP Specialist will be in charge of processing and data entry for accounts payable, deposit entries, reconciliations, and other accounting duties as assigned. Such tasks may include the following:

    • Ensure accounting activities are recorded in appropriate systems to ensure accurate reporting
    • Follow the company’s established accounting processes
    • Accounts Payable Processing
    • Deposit Entry
    • Manage Vendor Information
    • Expense Report Processing
    • Update and tie transactions to cash accounts on a weekly basis
    • Accounts Payable Reporting
    • Support staff with expense reporting questions. Review expense reporting semi-monthly and process completed entries for export to general ledger system. Support system maintenance requirements
    • Assist with Monthly General Ledger Account Reconciliations and Adjusting Journal Entry Processing
    • Assist with Cash Flow Reporting
    • Assist with Month End Reporting


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
    • 0 - 2 years of accounting experience required
    • Excellent communication skills to be effective with senior management and financial vendors
    • Basic knowledge of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable best practices
    • Intermediate level experience with accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience in Deltek Costpoint a plus
    • Native or complete fluency in written English. Fluency in French or Portuguese a plus but not required.
    • Experience with USG funding preferred
    • Experience working with a company with offices or activities overseas preferred

    Skills and Competencies

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment – international experience required
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
    • Open to and empowered by critical feedback
    • Occasional travel to may be required


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