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Staff Accountant

Washington, DC 20007

Posted: 05/18/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 549568 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Staff Accountant
9 months
Washington, DC
Pay Range: $30-34

Must Haves:
  • Associate's Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Intermediate to Advanced Proficiency using Microsoft Excel 
  • Experience with computer information systems, desktop applications, online processes, and data processing.

Job Summary/Description:
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Works with multiple sources of funding which may include donor or research restricted funds.
  • Performs or coordinates several areas of financial accounting, recordkeeping, processing or administration.
  • May conduct one or more of the following duties.
  • Prepare budget for department, unit or school working with core or sponsored research funds usually utilizing information and assumptions provided by others.
  • Review or reconcile accounts, transactions, or balances.
  • Provide research and basic data analysis for use in financial planning and decision making.
  • Prepare complex financial reports that may require selection, preparation, and interpretation of data using a complex data query tool and spreadsheet application.
  • Generate entries to accounting and record keeping systems, and establish procedures for tracking and reporting.
  • Process or assist with payments of vendor invoices, and individual reimbursements.
  • Research accounting discrepancies
  • Review and approve high volume accounts payable invoices, including verifying account coding and compliance with policies and procedures; resolve related problems.
  • Perform general ledger reconciliation account analysis.
  • Process wire transfers and ACH (Automated Clearinghouse Payments) reconciling monthly.
  • Process all void and/or stop payment requests and reissue payments as necessary.
  • Reconcile accounts and initiate corrective action, including reconciliation of multiple systems.
  • Prepare journal entries related to cash and credit card activities.
  • Research inquiries from departments and propose solutions.
  • Conduct transfer of financial information from internal accounting system, exporting applicable files to the University system.
  • Manage petty cash account and assist with daily cash count.
  • Preparation and submission of 1099 form reporting.
  • Assist with the monthly close process and year-end procedures.
  • Assist with budget and forecasting processes.
  • Work as part of a team in the overall daily functions of the Finance Office, to assist with meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
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