FIN/ACC Accounting Consultant

Technical Support
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FIN/ACC Accounting Consultant

Background of this search: Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “Bank”) is the main source of financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing countries.

The team’s mission: The Financial Instruments Accounting Group (ACC/FIA) under the Finance Department's Accounting Division is responsible for the accounting, control, and report activities for loans and grants, borrowings, investments, derivatives, and capital, ensuring compliance with established accounting policies and procedures.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide accounting, reporting and control services for loans and grants, borrowings, and investments.
  • Perform and verify reconciliations of subsidiary ledgers to ensure the accuracy and integrity of balances and transactions, and their proper interface with the general ledger.
  • Ensure all transactions conform to Bank policies and procedures and that they are properly registered.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and other financial reports for internal and external use.
  • Prepare draft annual financial statements according to US GAAP.
  • Identify deviation from US GAAP and/or Bank policies and procedures and recommend corrective action.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of performed work for auditor's review.
  • Perform other duties as requested related to trust funds.

What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: 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: Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA or national public accounting in one of the member countries. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of recent experience in public accounting (preferably Big Four accounting firms), International Organizations or Financial Institutions. Experience in financial reporting, establishing and evaluating internal controls, supporting external auditors and reporting under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). Advanced Excel skills and experience working with large data sets.
  • Languages:  Spanish and English


Core and technical competencies:

    • General Accounting, Finance
    • Loan Accounting, Capital Markets accounting accruals and financial reporting.

Opportunity Summary: 

Type of contract: CNS

Length of contract: 18 months

Starting date: April 2021

Responsible person: ACC&BGT PPAL SPEC - HEAD FIA

Location: Any country office of the IDB member countries.

Primary location: Any country office of the IDB member countries.

Vacancies: 2

Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  


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.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people 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.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.


Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.


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