Population Council

Accounting Systems Analyst at Population Council

December 6, 2023

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Job Description


  • Maintain Council’s Chart of Accounts, adding new GL accounts, segments, and records according to Council standards, review groupings and totals periodically. Creating and maintaining segment codes in NetSuite.
  • Create and maintain various reports on as needed basis, including standard Financial Reports. Assist with creating dashboards and other analytics in NetSuite.
  • Play key role on monthly closing process which includes:
  • Monitor and support timesheet processes to ensure completeness of it on the monthly basis, resolving open issues.
  • Run monthly payroll, benefit, and facilities allocations in the US and provide support for those allocation globally.
  • Track monthly parental leave, run related fringe allocation, and re-allocate the prorated facility charges for US.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting various journal entries related errors.
  • Responsible for closing each accounting period physically in the system for all offices, preventing future transactions from inadvertently being recorded in a period that has been closed.
  • Responsible for US Fringe and Facility quarterly true-up, for analyzing results, calculating actual rates and preparing adjusting entries, as needed.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining workflows for various processes. Support and assist in setting up various alerts and notifications.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to end users for timesheets, POs, invoices, exchange rates, payments, bank reconciliation, IDC allocations, amortization, etc.
  • Support and serve as a backup for NSPB system maintenance.
  • Assist supervisor in providing NetSuite training to new and existing staff and resolving issues identified by end users in US and international offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • We understand that there are many paths to acquiring expertise and experience and strong candidates may not have every qualification listed here. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse and/or nontraditional backgrounds who bring passion, skills, and experience in many or most of these areas.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field, with at least five years of related experience, which involve hands on experience with such systems as Oracle NetSuite and other report writing software. A satisfactory combination of related experience and education is also acceptable.
  • User support, troubleshooting and training background
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong organization skills, prioritization, and attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously within a flexible work environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Experience and knowledge of database structures and reporting analytics tools is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite desirable.
  • Familiarity with interfund and general accounting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Not-for-profit experience is highly desirable