Temporary Accountant

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Category: Accounting & Finance
Job ID: 10443
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Our client, a DC-based Think Tank, is adding a sr. staff accountant to their financial team.

The organization works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions on a variety of issues. They seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. It believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for reviewing all aspects of the weekly accounts payables functions, monthly revenue and credit card reconciliations, as well as assisting with financial reporting, month-end and year-end close.



  • Review all invoices and check requests for accuracy and relevant authorization.
  • Review appropriate accounting code, department and task.
  • Review check requests, wire transfers and ACH payments
  • Prepare monthly analysis and reconciliation of AR/AP and other assigned accounts.
  • Create/send out relevant invoices.
  • Review all cash deposits and the deposits binder.
  • Overview and maintenance of all accounts payable related records.
  • Update monthly Revenue History and future cash receipts file.
  • Prepare all cash receipts, fixed assets, reclasses, revenue, cash disbursements, investments, prepaid and other entries and reconciliations for month-end.
  • Verify the accuracy of consultants’ payments against contracts’ schedule.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies as needed.
  • Review corporate credit cards journal entry on a monthly basis.
  • Correspond with vendors/employees and respond to inquiries.
  • Maintain the Accounting/Finance/Operation SharePoint.
  • Assist with bi-weekly payroll, if necessary
  • Prepare 1099s and other year-end close activities.
  • Assist team with month-end, year-end closing, tax (990) and audit activities.
  • Provide 100% backup to the staff accountant when needed.
  • Assist Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager and Controller on ad hoc basis.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • 2-3 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Experience with nonprofit is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to details
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Experience with an accounting software is a plus
  • Understanding of payroll and tax compliance preferred