Staff Accountant

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

Job Summary

Our client is a rapidly growing consulting firm who serves the non-profit sector. They are seeking a motivated and highly organized Staff Accountant.    Reporting to Assistant Director of Finance,  the Staff Accountant will be responsible for various finance and accounting tasks. This position is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to work in a fast-paced environment and to learn more about the world of philanthropy, nonprofits, and family foundations.  Our client fosters a culture of teamwork, continuous learning and growth.  The ideal person for this role is proactive, flexible, takes ownership of their work, has great attention to detail, and a desire for excellence. The Staff Accountant will have the unique opportunity to work across clients and contribute to the continued success and excellence of the client.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

Bookkeeping and Finance

  • Account for bank and credit card transactions
  • Reconcile several bank and credit card accounts
  • Reconcile investment accounts
  • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly financial reports
  • Process receipts and expense reimbursements for clients and staff
  • Ensure all expenses are properly backed up with supporting records i.e., invoices and receipts
  • Scan invoices to virtual team, record invoices in Online, print and mail checks as needed
  • Serve as primary contact for staff and vendors concerning accounts payable issues and inquiries

General Operations

  • Identify and execute the implementation of process improvements with Assistant Director of Finance, such as automating systems and applying technology solutions to streamline accounting functions as needed
  • Research and select vendors meeting client specifications, manage vendor relationships
  • Actively participate in documenting accounting process and procedures
  • Manage ad hoc analysis on client and client projects
  • Organize and maintain digital and physical files in accordance with record management policies

Role Requirements

  • Detail and deadline-oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow through on assigned projects
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize competing demands
  • Experience with QuickBooks Online, and Excel

Essential Candidate Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and clients, as well as high ethical standards and integrity
  • Takes their work seriously but doesn’t take themselves too seriously
  • Actively pursues learning and self-development to enhance personal and professional growth
  • Works to both get it right and get it done
  • Enjoys the challenge of a learning curve, but never views routine tasks as a burden
  • Interest in social impact focus of the firm’s work is a plus

NOTE: This position requires working one to two days per week in the client’s offices, other days may be remote.

This role offers a competitive salary and robust benefits package.

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