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Senior Accountant at RFE/RL

Location: Washington, DC

We’re hiring!

Our mission is to promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news and open debate in countries where free press is threatened, and disinformation is pervasive. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports the facts, undaunted by pressure.

Are you an experienced accounting professional with direct experience managing US Federal Financial Awards and looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity? Look no further! We are currently seeking a dedicated Grant Accountant to join our team in Washington, DC. Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager in our DC office, this role offers the chance to oversee and manage approximately $150 million in federal grants and sub-grant awards. Preparing monthly and annual SF-425 financial reports and funding request letters is essential to the job. If you're ready to take on a pivotal role in financial oversight and reporting, keep reading to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

 

Those interested may expect:

  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 25 vacation days, 13 sick days annual accrual, 12 paid holidays annually (on average)
  • Fitness/Wellness allowance and Public transportation allowance 
  • Strong benefit package comprehensive health, dental, vision & life insurance plan
  • STD - Short-Term Disability benefits & LTD - Long-Term Disability benefits  
  • RSP - Retirement Savings Plan with generous Company contribution/match
  • Multinational diverse work environment 
  • Training/Development Programs
  • Newly renovated offices in a convenient downtown office location with parking (Dupont Circle vicinity)
  • Work with a purpose, remarkable colleagues, a mission that matters

 

What you’ll accomplish:

  • Oversee and manage primary federal grants and sub-grants totaling approximately $150 million.
  • Set up new supplemental grants and ensure compliance with grant terms and internal policies.
  • Prepare journal entries to allocate expenses, recognize grant revenue, and track currency gains and losses.
  • Reconcile grant project expenses, revenue, and award funding.
  • Collaborate with Finance Business Partners to review project budgets, create financial statements, and track funding availability.
  • Prepare regular reports for Federal Government Agencies and donors as award terms specify.
  • Assist with audits and assessments, ensuring compliance with RFE/RL policies and federal grant regulations.
  • Serve as the finance liaison with US federal government agencies.
  • Manage restricted and unrestricted funds and carry out grant closing activities.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Finance preferred; Master’s degree or CPA highly desirable.
  • Relevant accounting experience with senior-level responsibilities.
  • Previous experience with non-profit accounting and US Federal Financial Awards.
  • Proficiency in using professional corporate ERP software and advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to interact professionally with diverse partners.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and Uniform Guidance, particularly 2CFR200.

 

If you're ready to take the next step in your accounting career, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you fit this role perfectly.

RFE/RL is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Appointment against this post is on a D.C. basis only. Candidates for these positions must reside within commuting distance of Washington D.C., or be willing to relocate. In some cases, if selected for a D.C.-based position from another part of the United States, RFE/RL would cover the costs of interview travel and relocation upon appointment. RFE/RL offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.


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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C., with 21 bureaus throughout Russia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Central and Eastern Europe. Reporting in 27 languages across 23 countries, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world, providing responsibly reported, fact-based news in countries where media freedoms are under threat or banned outright. From Iran and Pakistan to Hungary, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, RFE/RL journalists give audiences what they can't always get from their own local media: uncensored information and open debate. Reporting via digital, TV, and radio platforms, RFE/RL has a measured weekly reach of 38.1 million people. A private nonprofit, RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law.

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RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation.

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