• Staff Accountant

    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 a Staff Accountant.

    The successful candidate will have accounting experience 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 their accounting skills and gain experience working independently and on global teams across the organization.  


    The Staff Accountant will be responsible for supporting the project finance manager with preparation of monthly financial analysis reports, budgets, and cost allocation for ThinkWell’s country offices, ThinkWell LLC and the nonprofit organization, ThinkWell Institute.  This position is responsible for payroll & benefits reporting & compliance. The staff accountant will oversee the processing and data entry for accounts payable, deposit entries, reconciliations, and other accounting duties. 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
    • Review country office monthly costs and ensure that expenditures are allowable and allocable
    • Support payroll for global ThinkWell entities & offices
    • Month-end allocations & cost reporting
    • Prepare Journal Entries
    • Reconcile & balance general ledger accounts
    • Assist with and prepare documentation for third party financial audits
    • Process payroll for ThinkWell LLC in a timely and accurate manner
    • Monthly General Ledger Account Reconciliations and Adjusting Journal Entry Processing
    • Cash Flow Reporting
    • Month End Reporting
    • Support all Accounts Payable Specialist duties
    • Bank Reconciliations
    • New Employee Setup
    • Provide support for field and domestic programs by conducting live meeting training on financial systems (Timekeeping/Expense Reporting) and processes


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • 3+ years of accounting experience required
    • Excellent communication skills to be effective with senior management and financial vendors
    • Strong organization and analytical skills
    • 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
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experience working with a global company and/or living and working outside of the US

     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 to moderate travel may be required


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