The Carter Center: Senior Accountant, Programs Finance

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
The Carter Center
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Carter Center

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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.  

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.




The Senior Accountant (Grants) is responsible for assisting with the coordination, review and analysis of financial data and other information for multiple assigned programs. The position assists in auditing and ensuring the accuracy of accounting data through routine and complex accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment and ability to respond accordingly.  Major functional responsibilities include expense processing, auditing, grant expense tracking, grant invoicing, general ledger maintenance, cash management and procurement. This position reports to the Associate Director of Program Finance. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.



  • Performs routine and complex accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment and ability to respond accordingly.
  • Oversees activity on various accounts.
  • Analyzes past and current data and prepares expense projections and operational forecasts. Assists with audits.
  • Designs and generates routine ad hoc reports and graphs. May maintain grants and assist with budgets.
  • Coordinates computer operations.
  • Conceptualizes projects and follows through.
  • May provide direction to less experienced staff concerning accounting issues.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field and one year of professional accounting experience OR equivalent combination of experience, education and training.


  • Proficiency with MS Excel software is necessary.
  • Professional accounting certifications encouraged.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in accounting and/or auditing for NGOs.
  • Experience with computerized ledger systems is necessary.
  • Experience with finance overseas country office support & foreign currency transactions preferred.
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish is a plus.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines.  All non-exempt employees must reside within the state of Georgia. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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