Accounting Policy Lead or Senior Specialist

Accounting & Budget
1900000644 Requisition #

Accounting Policy Lead or Senior Specialist

Background: The Finance Department is looking for an Accounting Policy and Procedures professional to join our Accounting Division. You will be in charge to ensure the Bank’s compliance with accounting standards established by standard setters in the United States.


The team’s mission: The Accounting Division prepares all financial documents and reports for the Bank's main funds and other funds under its administration, establishing accounting policies and procedures, managing all accounting operations and monitoring and ensuring that the accounting and reporting is in compliance with US GAAP or other applicable basis of accounting.


What you’ll do:

  • Monitor the standard setting processes of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to evaluate the Bank's compliance with these standards.

  • Prepare periodic reports on the status of new accounting pronouncements that may impact the Bank.

  • Interpret and apply accounting rules, standards and policies.

  • Manage the implementation of accounting projects and standards.

  • Prepare accounting policy position and issue papers recommending appropriate practices, including suitable form/content for disclosures.

  • Maintain and update the Bank’s accounting policy documentation, including the policy manual and related procedures / guidelines.

  • Provide accounting consultation on complex, large or proposed transactions.

  • Assess the accounting implications of Bank activities and business events.

  • Serve as a liaison for technical accounting issues with both internal and external audit staffs.

  • Review and provide input on quarterly and annual financial reports and statements filed with the SEC and/or submitted to other stakeholders.

  • Educate executives in senior management on current accounting issues.

  • Provide training to staff throughout the Bank on accounting policies, procedures and standards.

What you’ll need:                   



  • You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.            

Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.                  


Education: You hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field. U.S. CPA license is preferred. CPA may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree, provided the candidate holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.                    


Experience: You have at least eight years of relevant professional experience in accounting and financial reporting. Progressive experience in a Big 4 public accounting firm and/or technical accounting policy functions at financial institutions and multilateral organizations preferred.          


Languages: You are proficient in English and in a second language of the Bank (Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French).                   

Core and Technical Competencies


Link to Technical Competencies (← please Ctrl + Click)

Link to Core Competencies (← please Ctrl + Click)

Opportunity Summary


Type of contract: Fixed Term

Length of contract: 3 Years

Starting date: November 1st, 2019

Location: IDB Headquarters (Washington DC)


Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.


About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.                

The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

Washington DC, United States - Headquarters

📁 Accounting & Budget