Staff Accountant

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IRI - International Republican Institute

Job Summary

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence– We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom– We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency– We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Staff Accountant provides timely, collaborative, service-oriented support to program staff on financial matters relevant to program implementation.

This is a hybrid role based in Washington, DC. US Work Authorization required.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors in accounting, finance or business administration.
  • 1-3 years of experience in an accounting role.
  • Working knowledge of applicable federal government circulars 2 CFR 200 (OMB A-110, A-122 and A-133).
  • Strong written and oral communicator.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to learn software, systems, and processes and to take the initiative to understand, create, and refine best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize various daily/weekly/monthly tasks and projects while working in a challenging environment.
  • Proficient in accounting software (JAMIS Prime, CostPoint or similar).
  • Innovative, creative, enthusiastic approach.
  • Ability to be detail-orientated and highly organized.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

  • Reviews and processes expense submissions/reconciliations, and payments for the assigned portfolio.
  • Ensure alignment of each grant’s objectives and compliance with funder regulations, IRI policies.
  • Prepares all financial reports required by funders and/or IRI management.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of funder’s and IRI’s financial policies and procedures and serving as a resource for program teams.
  • Provides training on financial policies and procedures to program teams in respective portfolios.
  • Maintains knowledge of IRI program implementation in a respective division.
  • Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationship with expatriate staff, local/field/project accountants, DC program and Program Services colleagues.
  • Troubleshoots accounting problems; identifies and implements creative solutions.
  • Assists with annual, funders’ and program audit preparation.
  • Works on accounts reconciliations.
  • Performs other accounting tasks as assigned or deemed necessary.




Bachelors or better in Accounting or related field.



1-3 years:

Bachelors in accounting, finance or business administration. 1-3 years of experience in an accounting role. Working knowledge of applicable federal government circulars 2 CFR 200 (OMB A-110, A-122 and A-133).

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)

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