Accion International

Accounts Payable Analyst, Finance

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/9/2023 3:54 PM)
Job ID
Accion Centro, Bogota


About Accion

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at


Position Summary


The Accounts Payable Analyst will support all aspects of employee’s expenses and payment management for Accion’s US head office mainly. As the Accounts Payable Analyst, you will be an essential member of the Finance and Accounting team. This position reports to the Accounts Payable Manager, located in Bogota, Colombia, and works extensively with Accion staff throughout the world. This is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your accounting skills, as well as support organizational activities to meet company objectives. The person in this role must be bilingual (English-Spanish).


This position will be based in Bogota, Colombia.


Position Responsibilities


Your core responsibility will be the timely processing of all employees' expense reports and vendor invoices for Accion International offices. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the flow of expense reports and vendor invoices into our financial system.
  • Seek appropriate approval through system workflows. Manage workflows, follow-ups, and educate internal users.
  • Seek, verify, and attach adequate backup documentation according to Accion policies and validating foreign currency calculations.
  • Determine accurate expense and project coding and work with staff to correct any pending payment issues.
  • Prepare accurate and timely US online payments in USD and foreign currencies.
  • Investigate and reconcile unpaid balances and variances with employees.
  • Provide high quality customer service to internal customers, including but not limited to project managers and department managers.
  • Participate in the month end closing process and monthly reconciliation.
  • Engage in ad hoc reports and process improvement initiatives as needed.


Position Qualifications 


To be successful in this position you will need to be fluent in both English and Spanish and have a deep understanding of expenses and accounts payable processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in accounting.  
  • Proficiency with software (e.g., Deltek, Oracle, SAP, AvidX), MS Office (Excel and Word), digital approval workflows and digital record retention.
  • Experience in payments.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills – courteous and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal customers to provide high customer service within the boundaries of Accion’s policies.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • High-level of maturity in investigating and solving problems.
  • Fluent English business writing, reading & verbal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision and in hybrid mode.
  • Experience working at shared service centers with multiple companies, preferred. 
  • Proactive, self-initiative to improve processes and provide ideas.


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