Senior Accountant, Financial Services

Location: San Francisco
Deadline: April 15, 2021

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region?

You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, we address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world. The Asia Foundation’s San Francisco office is seeking a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager. Please see the position details below.

The ideal candidate is someone who understands and appreciates the impact that government and politics have on people and the challenges they face in the developing world. The candidate is passionate about the work that they do and have boundless enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment. The ability to work efficiently and politically in a context that can be very challenging is highly desirable.


  • Process and/or post all journal entries and shared working files on SharePoint (journal vouchers, cash sheets, local payroll, cash receipts, accruals, US Payroll PTO files, etc).
  • Update cross-functional shared working files on SharePoint including the cash receipts spreadsheet and the pledge receivables spreadsheet.
  • Set up new employee projects in CostPoint.
  • Responsible for prepaid expense amortizations.
  • Request new project, task numbers to record events, contributions and pledges as needed.
  • Reconcile GL accounts, as assigned, monthly.
  • Research and resolve problems, make corrections as needed.
  • Review quarterly and annual reconciliations workbooks from all offices.
  • Analyze and process PTO and ATR accrual journal vouchers.
  • Process the monthly and year-end close on a timely basis.
  • Enter all acquisitions and retirements to Fixed Asset module.
  • Monitor Fixed Assets clearing accounts on monthly basis.
  • Prepare the depreciation expense journal voucher.
  • Review the depreciation reports for reasonableness before posting the journal voucher.
  • Work with field offices close to year-end to ensure that fixed assets are reconciled and physical inventory is completed for each unit.
  • Prepare Fixed Assets rollforward for annual audit.
  • VISA card administration – supervise the review and reconciliation of Amex/Visa advance accounts, including related JVs monthly.
  • Develop and publish the worldwide headcount report monthly.
  • Publish the cash balance chart monthly.
  • Provide information, guidance and skill training to field and San Francisco staff regarding the account codes and accounting procedures, etc.
  • Manage the annual close and participate in the external audit process.
  • Assist with the preparation for and support during the external audit.
  • Serve as backup for other department tasks: A/P review, cash management and as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum three to five years recent accounting experience working with a general ledger system. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with an accounting concentration strongly preferred.
  • Solid computer skills and ability to prepare financial reconciliations and other analyses; ability to learn and work with various software programs.
  • Experience managing monthly closing processes and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Experience in non-profit international non-governmental organizations a plus.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and internal control principles essential.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and English language writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and Federal cost principles helpful.
The application period for his position is now closed.


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