Nonprofit Staff Accountant

Location Washington, DC 20005
Date Posted February 15, 2024
Job ID 11229
Employment Type Contract
Scion Nonprofit Staffing has been engaged to conduct a search for a temporary Nonprofit Staff Accountant on behalf of our amazing client, a non-profit organization in Washington, DC with a mission to assist and provide resources to refugees overseas. This role offers a flexible work schedule, 100% remote, and contract opportunity!

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring the proper accounting of receipts, invoicing, employee payroll, weekly transactional accounting tasks and payables for the US and Jordan offices. This role maintains records and documentation for accounting and grant management functions and participates in the monthly close-out process by performing various supporting entries and reconciliations.

General Accounting
  • Run electronic bank transactions report weekly to ensure that all bank transactions are properly and promptly recorded
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Support the monthly and annual accounting closings and audit, recording depreciation expense and accrual based entries
  • Prepare schedules and record journal entries for pension, depreciation, and other asset/liability accounts by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Prepare intercompany journal entry advices and submit to the country office and US office Accountants
Process and Reconcile Cash Receipts
  • Process and record all receipts in the general ledger system
  • Design and develop fundraising reports and extract data for analytical and reconciliation purposes
  • Create procedures to educate fundraising staff on management of donor data to ensure
  • completeness and integrity of data
  • Identify any discrepancies between the fundraising sources and accounting system (Every Action, CRM). Research and identify root causes and communicate discrepancies to fundraising staff for resolution.
Cash Disbursements
  • Process all US office and country office, as needed, payable transactions including processing all invoices and payments ensuring accuracy, proper documentation, and approval
  • Prepare business compliance filings such as 1099s
  • Responsible for collecting all credit card reports from employees, reviewing support documentation, and entering expenses into accounting system on a monthly basis

  • Process bi-monthly payroll. Ensure all appropriate benefit deductions, State, Federal, and local tax payments are processed correctly.
  • Responsible for set up of new employees, projects, and time off in Replicon (online Timekeeping system) and running monthly and ad hoc reports on timesheets
  • Prepare schedule and enter functional allocation of salaries and fringe benefits.
  • HSA and 401k processing
Grant Management and Organizational Support
  • Assist with gathering restricted grant/donation documentation from the fundraising department.
  • Assist with budget entry (administrative and project) into the accounting system
  • Create activity codes for approved projects
  • Assist in sending out periodic emails and reminders for financial reporting deadlines and deliverables

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent with 2-4 years of experience in financial record keeping methods or accounting or 7- 10 years of accounting experience in place of degree
  • Experience with grant and fundraising accounting in a nonprofit organization
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with payroll and credit card reporting
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with Abila MIP or equivalent accounting software
  • Experience with HSA and 401k processing for payroll
  • Experience with finance allocation based on projects
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems and word processing software
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage multiple ongoing projects at one time

This contract opportunity allows you to work with an enthusiastic and thriving organization! The pay range for this role is $40-45 per hour, paid weekly.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume today for this amazing career opportunity with an incredible organization!

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is a national award-winning staffing firm! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals with amazing career opportunities. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing. Our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms in the nation.

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