The Executive Leadership Council
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The accountant is a dynamic role with a multitude of responsibilities, including:

· Performs general cost accounting and other related duties for the organization.

· Prepares monthly balance sheets, income statements, and profit and loss statements.

· Maintains the general ledger.

· Codes invoices, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.

· Reconciles bank accounts at least monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.

· Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manages accounts receivable collections.

· Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.

· Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform an annual audit.

· Coordinates with software vendors to maintain accounting software systems; recommends updates to enhance the accounting software.

· Manages the purchasing and invoicing system.

· Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

· Examining bank statements and reconciling them with general ledger entries

· Examining expenses submitted by employees

· Keeping an eye on incoming payments from accounts receivable and outgoing payments from accounts payable

· Creating company financial reports with the above information included

· Analyzing data collected to determine the state of the company's financial health

· Analyzing data to understand where the organization is generating and losing revenue

· Examining the proficiency of the software programs used to organize data

· Generating financial reports that display the ELC's surplus, net assets, and cash flow

· Verify completeness and accuracy of all accounting documents at the stage of data received. Liaise with department heads, donors, etc., to ensure completeness, correctness, and accuracy of financial reports.


Qualifications and Requirements:

· Undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration, or finance required.

· Three or more years in accounting with experience in non-profit accounting preferred.

· Experience in financial analysis, financial reporting, budget development, and forecasting preferred.

· Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to identify critical priorities and take initiative to respond in a flexible way to changing needs.

· Superior mathematical, analytical, and technical skills. Highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated to remain current on a day-to-day basis.

· Highly proficient in using general ledger software and spreadsheets.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce

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