Staff Accountant

Strong Council for America, Washington District of Columbia, US

Work at Strong Council for America

Our Culture

We strive to recruit staff that is diverse, and reflective of the populations we aim to serve.

We are committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and collaborative workplace.


The staff accountant position is responsible for assisting the Finance Director in ensuring the Finance Department creates accurate and timely financial records for the organization.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsible for monthly general ledger account analysis and balance sheet account reconciliations.

Responsible for processing Accounts Payable on a weekly basis.

Conducts bank/credit card reconciliations records cash and other transactions directly to the general ledger

Prepares monthly journal entries

Assist with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing activities

Responsible for recording the allocations (Salary, benefits, and overhead) in the accounting system on a monthly basis.

Works in a team-oriented environment and assists colleagues to ensure that all financials (and other tasks) are completed timely and accurately.

Works collaboratively with operating units and Development Team to ensure accuracy of grant and donor transactions; makes adjusting entries as necessary.

Handles and maintains integrity and confidentiality of highly sensitive human resource and management information records.

Other duties as assigned.


Financial Management.

Collaboration Skills.

Ethical Conduct.

Knowledge of accounting systems (Preferably Sage Intacct)

Salary: 60-70k

Our Benefits and Perks

Generous insurance coverage for Medical, Vision, and Dental. 403 (b) retirement savings plan match. 11 paid Government holidays, days before holidays, and no meeting Fridays - every other Friday to promote work-life balance. Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive/foster care paid leave. 2 days per calendar year to Invest in Kids which can be spent with children you know or volunteering. Flexible spending accounts, fully paid premiums for life insurance, long-term and short-term disability as well as long-term care. Gym, and cellphone subsidies. All staff is able to participate in our Professional Development program, which provides funds and 2 paid days of leave annually that staff can use towards continued Learning and Development. We are a hybrid work environment, with flexible scheduling and telework options. All new hires are enrolled in our Mentorship program upon joining CSA to assist with onboarding to our organization and culture.

Supervisory Responsibility: The staff accountant has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands: This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Travel: No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent number of years of experience plus 2 years of accounting experience.

Preferred Education and Experience: Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance is required.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: None are required for this position.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Council for a Strong America is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strongly encourage all to apply. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees.