Program & Grant Accountant
Summary:  Under the direction of the Fund Manager, responsible for program and grant accounting and supporting the functions of the finance department generally and Fund Management team specifically. Contributes to the strategic direction of fund and project accounting within the Fund Management team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to contribute and become part of a fast paced, results oriented team of professionals and able to perform each essential duty to a high degree of excellence:

  • Collaborate with the Fund Management and broader Finance team to validate and maintain the organization's accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives
  • Perform accurate and timely grant and fund accounting
  • Understand the organization’s financial transaction systems and assist with international accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare revenue and expense accounting entries
  • Learn and assist with the full cycle reporting and period-end close processes
  • Prepare monthly reports and account reconciliations
  • Assist the Fund Management team in daily processes, projects, and strategic planning
  • Cross-train to learn and assist with other functions to ensure seamless operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong MS Office skills with proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to critically analyze, interpret and present financial information.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Valid driver license preferred.
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability

Education and Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Mathematics, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and project management.
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year.