Senior Accountant

Washington D.C. (US)
Up to $90,000 annually
Closing date
Dec 22, 2022

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Job Role
Senior Accountant
Education & Training, Nonprofit
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, CPA: Experienced, CPA: Manager
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Job Description – Senior Accountant

Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Bookkeeper
Exempt Status: Exempt
Work Schedule: Full-Time

Bright Beginnings, Inc. is non-profit organization that operates early childhood and family learning centers for families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to meet the needs of children and families living in homeless environments by: providing children with a safe, nurturing educational environment; preparing children to enter kindergarten ready to learn; and supporting homeless parents to stabilize their home lives and become self-sufficient.

Summary: The Senior Accountant is responsible for analyzing financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing tax returns, managing audit preparations, and performing other accounting duties as assigned. The position must be well versed in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), federal grants and Uniform Grant Guidance.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinating accounting functions and programs.
  • Preparing financial analyses and reports.
  • Preparing revenue projections and forecasting expenditure.
  • Maintain financial record keeping and internal reporting systems.
  • Monitor and ensure that all receivables that have been outstanding for unusually long periods of time are researched and communicated to leadership.
  • Remit tax deferred annuity plan/retirement deposits on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Perform bank reconciliations timely each month.
  • Ensure that general ledger accounts are reconciled to subsidiary records on a monthly basis.
  • Managing annual audit preparations.
  • Investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance.
  • Assist in the managing of spending against federal, local and donor restricted grants
  • Assist in preparation of invoices and documentation for federal and state grants, responsible for federal and state reporting.
  • Overseeing accounting systems, programs, and procedures.
  • Performing other accounting duties and supporting junior staff as required or assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information at all times.
  • Attend all required individual and team supervision sessions/meetings.
  • Participate in all required professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Mission and culture alignment
  • 5+ years of accounting experience, nonprofit accounting experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; finance or related field
  • CPA Required
  • Knowledge of current audit and accounting concepts, including GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Excel, QuickBooks Online, and financial management software (e.g. SalesForce & Transaction Pro)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with excellent attention to detail, organizing data, producing reports and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work with little to no supervision
  • Excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must demonstrate flexibility in work settings, maturity of judgment and ability to work collegially
  • Must maintain training and professional development credits;

Physical Demands:

  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear and speak.
  • Be able to raise objects from a lower to higher location or moving objects horizontally from one location to another.
  • Be able to sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All team members must be fully vaccinated.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Washington, DC 20032: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • GAAP: 7 years (Required)
  • Non-profit accounting: 5 years (Preferred)
  • federal grants: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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