Accounting Intern

Who We Are

At IREX we strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people and communities thrive.

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people form achieving their full potential.  To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person to person bridges between nations.

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

The accounting intern is responsible for ensuring all tasks related to AP, GL and AR functions are completed timely and accurately in accordance to relevant laws, and IREX’S policies and procedures. This position also assists the staff accountant and senior accountant in maintaining the integrity of accounts payable and other related accounts.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

Actively pursuing a degree (Associate, Bachelor or Master) or recent graduate
Some work experience is a plus, but not required; may include a combination of part-time, internships, etc.
Experience in navigating accounting systems and processes a plus, but not required
Must have some knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, with ability to multi-task
Able to maintain high level of customer service and foster open communication channels
Outstanding attention to detail and proven experience in meeting deadlines
Ability to work effectively across borders and cultures required
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications
Speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English required.
You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
Your Daily Tasks

Serves as the point of entry for AP invoice routing in web-based A/P system for approvals.
Imports AP transactions from web-based AP system to Deltek on a weekly basis.
Processes check deposits on a weekly basis.
Enters journal entries into general ledger as needed
Maintains proper accounting department backup documentation and files.
Records and reconciles customer payments and other miscellaneous cash receipts accurately and timely and enters journal entries in CostPoint as needed
Responds to staff and vendor inquiries related to payments and expenses.
Assists with month close process.
Assists in preparing monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
Assists with other accounting functions and tasks on an as-needed basis.
Reviews coding and description of AP invoices in web-based AP system to ensure they are in compliance with AP policies, procedures and best practices, as well as with funder requirements.
Reviews employee expense reports to ensure compliance with internal policies.
Review all invoices (field offices and HQ) for appropriate documentation and approval.
Processes the corporate credit card expense reconciliation and reconciles the credit card advance accounts according to IREX policies, procedures, and best practices.
Manages IREX DC office petty cash.
Assists AP & Payroll Accountant to report 1099 to IRS and vendors on a timely manner.
Assists with annual audit.
IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Telework. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time DC-based staff who works from a worksite outside the DC office for one or more days a week.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.

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