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CAREERS AT THE USO

Welcome to the USO, where we believe that our greatest asset are our people. Every opportunity at the USO, is critical to accomplishing our mission and will be rewarding in ways that are unique and personally fulfilling.

Across all of our locations around the globe you will find USO employees who personify our core values: 
  • Mission First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Gratitude
  • Innovation

Each team member becomes an integral part of our success and plays an active role in discovering better and innovative ways to help us be by the side of our active service members and their families while they are away from home.

So take your first step in joining our organization by exploring our current career opportunities, we look forward to meeting you!


 

 

 

Accountant

Department: Finance
Location: Arlington, VA, United States

Why join our team?

USO mission and exceptional team, around the world, make this a great place to work. We offer generous paid time off, including volunteer days and military leave. We have an exceptional 401k match, great benefits including training/education reimbursement and really fun team members that put the mission first. Working for the USO is more than a job. Itís a calling. (Do what you like, like what you do)!

Here is what an independent external survey told us:

  • 97% agree they like the work they do
  • 90% are satisfied with the pay and benefits
  • 95% would recommend working here to friends and family
  • 95% would recommend the USO services to a friend

Accounting position is responsible for Accounts Payable invoice processing and compliance, recording of Accounts Receivable and revenue recognition entries, reporting and analysis of accounting transactions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Duties)

  • Review, analyze and prepare Arlington daily cash receipt deposits to ensure funds applied in accordance with contract and established revenue recognition accounting policies and procedures.
  • Use judgement and best practices to review, analyze and record US Centers lockbox cash receipts. Ensure receipts are properly coded to open Accounts Receivable or revenue accounts according to generally accepted account principles.
  • Analyze, validate and process Accounts Payable invoices through USOís Coupa Procure to Pay system to ensure procurement and travel policy compliance. Make recommendations to Manager to improve processes and reduce bottlenecks.
  • Collaborate and support Center Managers with invoice policy compliance and issues related to Coupa workflow and overall process. Guide new users through Coupa with the intent of ensuring invoices are submitted timely and contain proper support, approval and general ledger coding.
  • Manage the Accounts Payable centralized inbox mailbox by auditing and processing out of pocket expense reimbursements for compliance as well as other tasks in accordance with USOís policy.
  • Retrieve and distribute Finance Operations mail received by USPS, mail/FedEx payments to suppliers on a weekly basis and provide internal customers and suppliers with support for inquiries.
  • Prepare journal entries in Great Plains according to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare, organize, maintain and file other accounting records including but not limited to accounts payable, cash receipts, and journal entries.
  • Draft and prepare correspondence and reports. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelorís degree in Accounting or a Business Administration field and a demonstrated understanding of accounting principles through work experience.
  • 1-3 years of work experience in a clerical or accounting support role. Relevant experience in a not-for-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to handle confidential information and communicate using multiple channels with tact and poise.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications. Fluency in English with the ability to speak, read, and write in the language of the host country at a native level preferred.
  • Ability to perform basic accounting and business functions such as budget/account reconciliation, journal/ledger entries and banking transactions.
  • Strong knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated initiative/self-motivation, attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be a strong advocate of the USOís mission to lift the spirits of Americanís troops and their families.

Details

  • This position is located in Arlington, VA. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location. Remote working arrangements may be considered for highly qualified candidates.
  • USO locations will adhere to local area and DOD guidelines regarding COVID vaccination/testing requirements. Employees may be required to be vaccinated or tested regularly per local requirements.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.
  • Background check Ė education, criminal and driving required.
  • The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

If thatís not enough to convince you, here are some direct quotes from employees:

  • The organization truly cares about the people who work here.
  • I have been with the USO for 4 years and have consistently been able to grow in my knowledge and position. It is a fun place to work and my work/life balance is manageable. The way the organization has handled COVID has been top notch - I never felt fearful that I would lose my job or be put in a situation where I did not feel safe. The benefits are great - PTO and 401k matching are top level.
  • There is great consideration given and extended in the following areas: organizational core values for all, work-life balance, impact we can actually see (and even experience as a staff member- the feeling of making an impact is priceless), autonomy with respect to current position within the organization.
  • Everyone is friendly and easy to talk to. We collaborate well together and share ideas and interests to create fun activities for our overall goal in the community. I couldn't think of a better organization to work for.
  • The mission alone provides a positive and meaningful purpose, where people should want to work and be a part of. Most of the people who work for the USO and volunteer for the USO have giving hearts and want to make a difference. This also makes the organization a place where people would want to work.
  • The mission and opportunities to make a Difference are amazing. There is no doubt that the USO is one of the most forward-facing, frontline serving nonprofits that I know of.

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