Counterpart International, Inc.

  • Project Finance Officer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Employment Type
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  • Overview

    Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community.  We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries.  We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

    Counterpart International is currently seeking a Project Finance Officer. This is a full-time position based in Arlington, VA headquarters (HQ). This position will report to Project Finance Manager.  


    • Review field financial reports and ensure complete, accurate reports and documentation are submitted to HQ.
    • Support field offices and provide guidance of complying with Counterpart policies and procedures related to Field Financial Management.
    • Review vouchers and documentation supporting field transactions. Identify risks and non-compliance with donor regulations and control procedures. Work with program team to develop risk mitigation plan as required.
    • Upload field accounting transaction and record HQ sub-partner invoices in the HQ accounting system.
    • Review and reconcile general ledgers of assigned portfolio monthly; Investigate errors and prepare correcting entries for posting as needed.
    • Review and clear HQ payment requests charged to assigned portfolio.
    • Prepare, monitor and analyze monthly project financial reports of assigned portfolio.
    • Prepare and submit external financial reports/invoices of assigned portfolio in accordance with terms of the agreement.
    • Manage and analyze cash positions of assigned portfolio.
    • Support the programs team in making financial risk assessments of subrecipient in accordance with Counterpart’s Sub Recipient Monitoring framework.
    • Support annual/program audit and prepares audit schedules of assigned portfolio
    • Support field office financial start-up and closeout process
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field;
    • Minimum five years (5) of relevant progressive experience, preferably at international development organization at Headquarters in accounting and finance; Master’s degree may be considered in lieu of work experience
    • A minimum of three years work experience in technical and operational requirements of government funding agencies (e.g. USAID, USDA, Department of State, etc.)
    • Advanced MS Excel skills;
    • Proficiency in use of accounting software; Quick Books and Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience preferred.
    • Thorough knowledge of and experience with standard federal grants, contracts and cooperative agreement terms and their application to the billing process;
    • Knowledge, experience and ability to interpret and apply 2 CFR 200 and FAR; specifically as it relates to cost principles, audit requirements and financial monitoring of subrecipients;
    • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, respond to changes in priorities, and work in rapidly changing, deadline driven environment;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work in teams;
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
    • Demonstrated success in working independently, taking initiative, setting priorities and seeing projects through to completion;
    • Strong service-focused orientation; must work well and respectfully with field office personnel;
    • Ability and willingness to travel to start up and close out the projects;
    • English Fluency required; foreign language skills strongly preferred.


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