PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- Education Requirements:
Minimum of College or university studies in Accounting, Business Management or related field is required.
Applicants who clearly meet the minimum Education, Experience and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factors listed below. The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview.
- Knowledge: 10 points
- Skills and abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills: 10 points
- Interview Performance: 70 points
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Prior Work Experience: A minimum of three years of experience in accounting or a closely related field. Practical knowledge of basic accounting concepts and the flow of accounting transactions are required.
Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and non-profit) is required. A good knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is highly desirable.
Skills and Abilities: Ability to identify, interpret, and apply applicable law, rules, regulations, and grant/contract provisions and apply these regulations to a variety of vouchers for examination to determine eligibility for payment. Ability to articulate complex issues orally and in writing to explain disallowance of claims, and to describe alternative or hypothetical conditions. Advanced numeric and analytical skills to complete, on own initiative, complex computations, and analyses to recommend and support approvals or disallowances. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate clearly to internal and external customers and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment. Must have strong word processing and spreadsheet skills and be proficient in the use and application of technology, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Language Proficiency: Level IV English language proficiency, speaking and writing, is required.