Staff Accountant

  • location: Washington, DC
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $40,000 - $50,000 per year
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job description

Staff Accountant

job summary:
Assist with the overall HQ accounting activities, manage balance sheet accounts, analyze and monitor cash activities, prepare reconciliations and supporting schedules, and perform month-end closing activities for a complex international non-profit organization.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process expense reports for HQ and overseas field office employees, contractors and volunteer consultants.
  • Record invoices from domestic and international vendors and need to know the international Account payable with the knowledge of foreign currency expenses.
  • Charge expenses to GL accounts and responsibility centers (RCs) by analyzing invoice/expense reports.
  • Record entries into accounting system collecting complete packages of supporting documents required by company policy.
  • Prepare and reconcile accounts payable schedules and maintain master schedule of invoices.
  • Meet weekly deadlines adding payable items to be disbursed during check-run process.
  • Monitor accounts to make sure payments are up to date.
  • Review accuracy and completeness on expense report requests making sure rules and regulations requirements pertaining to travel and per diem claims are met
  • Reconcile corporate credit card statements monthly with the expense report.
  • Assist in external reporting to include US government and donor filing requirements.
  • Assist with HQ accounting activities as requested.
  • Assist Regional Financial Analysts and field offices with inter-company transfer reconciliation and other requests.
  • Assist Senior Director, Finance with annual audit.
  • Maintain supporting documentation and filing of accounts payables transactions.
  • Update vendor card with W-9, W-8 and contract copy so that at the end of tax year 1099 report will be done correctly.
  • Need to know about the 1099 impact on miscellaneous non-payroll payments.
  • Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance with minimum of two years of experience in accounting or accounts payable
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and complete assignments in a daily basis with minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle a large volume of processing accurately and efficiently
  • Must be accurate, detailed and able to work quickly with a sense of urgency
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Proficient MS Office skills, advanced experience working in Excel
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with an ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience desirable
Preferred:

  • CPA
  • International accounting experience
 
location: Washington, District Of Columbia
job type: Permanent
salary: $40,000 - 50,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 2 Years
 
responsibilities:
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process expense reports for HQ and overseas field office employees, contractors and volunteer consultants.
  • Record invoices from domestic and international vendors and need to know the international Account payable with the knowledge of foreign currency expenses.
  • Charge expenses to GL accounts and responsibility centers (RCs) by analyzing invoice/expense reports.
  • Record entries into accounting system collecting complete packages of supporting documents required by company policy.
  • Prepare and reconcile accounts payable schedules and maintain master schedule of invoices.
  • Meet weekly deadlines adding payable items to be disbursed during check-run process.
  • Monitor accounts to make sure payments are up to date.
  • Review accuracy and completeness on expense report requests making sure rules and regulations requirements pertaining to travel and per diem claims are met
  • Reconcile corporate credit card statements monthly with the expense report.
  • Assist in external reporting to include US government and donor filing requirements.
  • Assist with HQ accounting activities as requested.
  • Assist Regional Financial Analysts and field offices with inter-company transfer reconciliation and other requests.
  • Assist Senior Director, Finance with annual audit.
  • Maintain supporting documentation and filing of accounts payables transactions.
  • Update vendor card with W-9, W-8 and contract copy so that at the end of tax year 1099 report will be done correctly.
  • Need to know about the 1099 impact on miscellaneous non-payroll payments.
  • Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance with minimum of two years of experience in accounting or accounts payable
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and complete assignments in a daily basis with minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle a large volume of processing accurately and efficiently
  • Must be accurate, detailed and able to work quickly with a sense of urgency
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Proficient MS Office skills, advanced experience working in Excel
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with an ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience desirable
Preferred:

  • CPA
  • International accounting experience
 
qualifications:
Online application submittals please.

 
skills: CPA, CPA Candidate
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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