Social Impact (SI) – Field Office Accountant – CD 20 de Fevereiro de 2017

Location: Timor Leste


Field Office Accountant, Avansa Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Dili, Timor-Leste

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Field Office Accountant for the SI-Timor-Leste field office, which manages the Avansa M&E project and is based in Dili. The Accountant will be responsible for recording, analyzing, and reporting financial transactions, which will be made in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and all necessary local requirements and regulations to assure that financial statements present fairly the financial position of Social Impact, Inc. The Accountant will lead weekly, monthly, and annual accounting processes as well as administer regular payments through the SI-Timor-Leste bank account. The accountant will work fulltime in the SI-Timor-Leste field office.


The services will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The accountant will conduct office cash counts on a weekly basis.
  • The accountant will monitor Purchase and Payment Request (PPR) and receipt recording by ensuring that PPRs and receipts match in their amounts and dates.
  • The accountant will oversee and contribute to Field Office Expense Report (FOER) development each month. The accountant will work in close coordination with the Operations Specialist in putting together the FOER. The accountant will assist with data entry into the FOER of office purchases as well as cross-check that the FOER matches the receipts, PPRs, and any other supporting documentation. In addition, the accountant will ensure that procurements comply with the Field Office Accounting Policies and Procedures manual and the SI-Timor-Leste Procurement Policy.
  • The accountant will ensure that the FOER is completed and submitted in a timely manner in accordance to the schedule that will be agreed upon by the SI-Headquarters (HQ) management team, SI-HQ accounting team, and SI-Timor-Leste field staff.
  • The accountant will administer monthly salary payments, local benefit and health plans, and other direct payments through the SI-Timor-Leste bank account after receiving approval.
  • The accountant will make the necessary rent withholding and business and employee taxes to NDDR, as required by the Government of Timor-Leste.
  • The accountant will assist with end-of-year accountant practices, as dictated by the SI-HQ Accounting team, including, but not limited to, end-of-year taxes and gain/loss statements.
  • The accountant will provide basic training to the Operations Specialist on general accounting practices.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in finance / business is required; CPA certification is desirable.
  • Experience (at least five years) gained in managing financial and procurement policies and procedures of complex, integrated development projects in developing or transition countries.
  • Experience with administering salary and tax payments, petty cash and bank reconciliation, and end-of-year accounting statements.
  • Basic budget monitoring and general ledger skills required.
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills required.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or other US Government experience is preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.



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