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Accountant (USAID), FSN-09

Qualification:
SUBJECT : Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN PSC)
 
POSITION : Accountant (USAID), FSN-09
 
The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services described on the USAID website: https://www.usaid.gov/philippines/careers. The complete solicitation is also available on the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines website: https://ph.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ (please find dropdown for USAID job vacancies at bottom of page).
 
The incumbent serves as Accountant in the Regional Financial Services Center (RFSC) at USAID/Philippines, a regional office which manages programs for the Philippines, Mongolia, Japan, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Asia Regional Office, the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and the Pacific Island countries. With one of the largest portfolios in the Asia Bureau with a
combined Operating Year Budget (OYB) of $120 million, the incumbent serves as a principal member of the Accounting team responsible for core financial management operations for USAID/Philippines and its client missions.
 
Under direct supervision of the Chief Accountant, s/he performs the full range of accounting and budget operations, including budget formulation and execution; budget monitoring; funds control; cash reconciliation; data analysis and reporting. In providing project accounting support to technical teams, s/he interacts directly with internal and external parties on matters relating to financial status
and reporting requirements and provides clarity on USAID and federal financial management policies and procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards.
While each Accountant manages a primary portfolio comprised of one or more technical teams and/or client mission, each Accountant also serves as backup to one or more of the others, performing some of the duties of the other position during peak periods and coordinating a balanced workload during the incumbent’s absence. As a result, all Accountants are thoroughly uniform in
their knowledge, performance and engagement in the full scope of the entire USAID/Philippines’ and client missions’ portfolio and demonstrate the versatility and expertise to manage multiple portfolios at once. The Accountant may serve as Acting Chief Accountant in the incumbent’s absence.
 
As a professional position, it is anticipated that at times the duties and deadlines of this position may require the employee to work beyond normal working hours. Major duties and responsibilities include: Financial Management and Accounting (45%), Funds Control and Compliance (30%), Reporting and Analysis (15%) and Other Duties (10%). To be considered for this position candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
1. EDUCATION (10 points) – A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar fields is required. Note: Additional education may NOT be substituted for experience.
 
2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE (20 points) – A minimum of five years of professional experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management is required. Work experience in development assistance or selected work with the U.S. Government, Philippine Government organizations, other donor agencies or private sector is required. Note: Additional experience may NOT be substituted for education.
 
3. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY/COMMUNICATION SKILLS (20 points) – Level IV (fluent) reading and speaking of English is required. Level IV (fluent) in Tagalog also required. Level IV in English
and Tagalog is required in order to communicate effectively with USAID, Embassy staff in the Philippines, Pacific Island Countries and Mongolia, and external contacts at various levels.
 
4. JOB KNOWLEDGE (25 points) – The incumbent must have a thorough grasp of professional level accounting principles, practices and theories as well as the principles and accepted procedures
of the U.S. Government accounting, budgeting, and reporting systems. A good working understanding of USAID project accounting policies and procedures is required. Incumbent must be familiar, or be able to quickly become familiar, with USAID organization and operations and the laws, regulations and processes associated with USAID financial management.
 
5. SKILLS AND ABILITIES (25 points) – A high level of analytical and decision-making abilities and sound judgment are required. Must be able to independently develop and analyze operating budgets. Must have strong interpersonal skills and maintain effective working relationships with USAID staff as well as other personnel. Working knowledge of Word and Excel is required. Further details on the statement of duties, evaluation, and selection factors and how to apply can be found in the USAID website: https://www.usaid.gov/philippines/careers. The complete solicitation is also available on the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines website: https://ph.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ (please find dropdown for USAID job vacancies at bottom of page).