U.S. Peace Corps – Administrative Assistant for Finance (AA) The closing date for applications is March 12, 2020

U.S. Peace Corps - Administrative Assistant for Finance (AA)
Position Title: Administrative Assistant for Finance (AA)
Salary is based on U.S. Mission Local Compensation Plan
Closing Date: March 12, 2020
Position Summary:
The Administrative Assistant for Finance provides services to Peace Corps Eastern Caribbean (PC/EC). This position is based at the head office in Saint Lucia, requires a considerable amount of interaction with other staff, Volunteers and the general public. The AA is under the supervision of the Financial Assistant.
As an Administrative Assistant for Finance, the incumbent is responsible for initial entry of all financial authorities, commitments, obligations and liquidations, utilizing an agency-exclusive computer application and ascertaining that all accounts maintain integrity and appropriate controls and are always reconciled with official accounting records kept in Washington, D.C. The Incumbent is also responsible for ascertaining that proper coding is provided to all liquidations before the Class B Cashier makes cash payments. Initial entries require the review of all procurement actions, purchase requisitions, travel authorizations, travel reimbursement vouchers, vendor vouches and imprest fund payments and replenishment vouchers and their supporting documents, ensuring that they have been appropriately approved and are in compliance with all applicable regulations. This Assistant performs functions for Saint Lucia and for the other three island nations.
  • An Associate’s-level degree in Accounting or Business Management is required
Work Experience
  • Six years of progressively responsible for work in technical accounting and/or finance with at least two years of computerized accounting work
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes
  • Experience applying administrative regulations and relevant legislation to accounting functions;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a broad scope and range of problems in collections, payments and in reconciling accounts records;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally in a multicultural environment;
  • Demonstrated IT skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products;
  • Current licensed driver, willing to drive to carious sites around the island on regular basis
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must have initiative, organizational ability, including attention to details and accuracy, ability to read and interpret regulations is required;
  • Familiarity with online learning;
  • Experience contributing to the development and management of budgets;
  • Ability to work well independently (reliable, self-motivated) as well as work effectively as a member of at team;
  • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively;
  • Resourceful, creative, detail-oriented and skilled problem solver;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace;
  • Able to remain calm, professional and effective when dealing with highly stressed individuals and in emergency situations such as natural disasters
Salary Range and Benefits
Grade 8: XCD $52,523 to $78,783
Salary determination will be fair and reasonable relative to state range and preferred candidates qualifications
Benefits include health and life insurance, US and Local Holidays are paid annual leave among others.
This position is subject to a security background check.
Application Process
  1. A cover letter of brief letter of interest
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Professional Resume that directly addresses the requirements listed above. Your submission must address the minimum qualifications (education, work experience and KSAs) as well as the preferred qualifications
  3. The names and contact information of three professional references
Please submit your cover letter, CV and references by email to LC-HR@peacecorps.gov. Subject line of the email must read PEACE CORPS AA-SLU. No phone calls, please. All applications must be received via email. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. For additional information, email: LC-HR@peacecorps.gov
The closing date for applications is March 12, 2020
For additional information regarding Peace Corps, please visit our website at https://www.peacecorps.gov/eastern-caribbean/

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