Accounting Assistant

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Provide support to the accounting team and serve as a backup for AR and AP.
Use accounting software, Sage MAS and other systems, such as Concur, to process accounts payable.
Compare purchase orders, receiving reports, and invoices from vendors to generate a bill in Procurify.
Reconcile credit card payments (Divvy.)
Help with gathering and organizing documents for audits.
Support monthly and year-end closings for any assigned accounting function.
Assist with the maintenance of accounting records, ensuring they are up-to-date and organized.
Support the process of invoice submission to the client and record cash receipts in MAS as required.
Process transactions, make ACH and wire payments, and record wire transfers in MAS as required.

Secondary Job Duties:
Act as a backup for other accounting team members when specifically appointed.
Assist with special projects as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or a related field;
Work experience in an accounting support position preferred;
Understanding of basic accounting principles;
Thorough, accurate, and honest with good bookkeeping skills;
Ability to handle confidential information and maintain confidentiality;
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple demands, prioritize and produce high-quality work under pressure;
Ability to work independently and within teams in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness;
Strong organizational and administrative capabilities;
Attention to detail and follow-up are essential;
Ability to take initiative and exercise good judgment;
Ability to apply a strong customer-focus orientation to understand and resolve issues;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications,
Fluency in English and excellent writing and communications skills
Authorized to work in the U.S.


$43.000 - $50.000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. The starting salary range for this position is $43,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

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