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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Accountant, International in Rockville, Maryland


The Senior Staff Accountant - International is a professional position and performs a variety of accounting tasks and is responsible for processing, accounting for, and reporting on, in compliance with both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and USAID rules and regulations 2 CFR 200 and FAR 31.2. The incumbent will perform tasks related to the monthly financial close process including balance sheet, journal entries and balance sheet reconciliation. In addition, the Senior Accountant will maintain general ledgers and prepare financial information for other departments. The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated and able to function/work independently as well as part of a team to present high quality results within tight and competing timeframes. The Senior staff accountant will have outstanding analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the month-end close process, including preparation of account reconciliations, journal entries, and variance analyses.

  • Prepares journal entries for month end entries, corrections/reallocation and upload of field office data into HQ ledger. Reconcile field office ledger to HQ Oracle.

  • Review Field office monthly transactions and supporting documentation for accuracy, compliance and completeness.

  • Mapping of Field Offices data and upload into HQ ledger and complete the month-end close steps for Project Billing Module.

  • Provides support and back stops overseas field office accounting.

  • Provides support for USPC interim and year end annual audits, governmental audits, or other internal/external 3rd party inquiries by preparing PBC’s, liaising with the external auditors and conducting analysis, as needed.

  • Interacts with internal and external stakeholders on a routine basis to ensure data accuracy and compliance with GAAP, Cost Principles in 2 CFR 200 and Far 31.2, OMB Circulars, and other pertinent regulations.

  • Assists with improving, implementing and documenting processes and internal control policies and procedures.

  • Assist with internal and external auditor’s inquiries and request for information relating to quarterly reviews and year-end audit.

  • Develops and implements business process documents as needed to ensure mission critical tasks are maintained in the event of an employee absence.

  • Functions as the primary backup and support for ad hoc roles as assigned by management.

  • Occasional travel to USPC field offices/locations mostly in developing countries.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive financial (GAAP) accounting and reporting management experience.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience supporting overseas field office accounting,

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with U.S. Government and private donor funded programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis

  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems

  • Experience with Accounting for Grants and USAID

  • Technical experience with spreadsheet program, general ledgers reports and financial management tools.

  • Experience with fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.

  • Experience with QuickBooks, Oracle Financials, Hyperion and OBIEE is helpful but not required

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Access)

  • Individual must possess the ability to influence without direct authority.

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.

  • Strong analytical skills, detail orientation, trustworthiness, and ability to work under strict deadlines.

  • Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Accounting & Finance

Job Type Full-Time