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Staff Accountant

Child Trends
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Child Trends is looking for an Accountant who can handle General Accounting, prepare, and submit invoices to funders, process subcontractors and consultants invoices ensuring that invoices align with contract terms and scope of work. The position requires effective communication with our external research partners and our internal research staff. It involves handling highly confidential and sensitive information and interaction with staff at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload. This is a permanent full-time position with benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • General ledger responsibilities, including preparation of journal entries, and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  • Perform account line-item variance analysis and research and resolve discrepancies
  • Assist with preparing and submitting invoices to funders in a timely manner
  • Responsible for reviewing vendors and consultants invoices for appropriate documentation and approval.
  • Process expenses charged to Child Trends credit cards and reconcile monthly credit card statements.
  • Process payments to Child Trends vendors. Communicate with senior accountant and the Accounting Manager to ensure that payment aligns with contract payment terms.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Responsible for monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Assist with month-end closing and annual audit.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • A Bachelors degree in accounting with at least 2 years of direct related work experience required.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills necessary to be successful.
  • Familiar with the Federal Travel Regulation
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy. Ability to work well with others and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
  • Keen attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, and meeting deadlines.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be very efficient with Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn quickly.

How to Apply:

Please follow the apply link to submit your application. When asked by the system to upload resume, please upload one document that includes your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Materials must be combined into one document in order to be uploaded. If you have any difficulties with this process please email the requested materials to recruitment (at) childtrends.org and make sure to reference the position in the subject line. No phone calls please!

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center?headquartered in Bethesda, MD?with more than 200 staff in over 28 states?that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children, youth, and their families. For more than 40 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S.?have relied on our data and analyses to make better decisions and policies on programs serving children, families, and youth.?www.childtrends.org?

Child Trends is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting staff who bring a rich diversity of experience to support our mission of improving the lives and prospects of children and youth, especially those made most vulnerable by the effects of historical and ongoing systemic discrimination. Together, we envision a world in which a childs race, ethnicity, family income, gender, sexual orientation, disability status or any other social identity does not determine how that child will fare in life. Therefore, we approach every aspect of our work with these ideals in mind and encourage professionals who share in our commitment to apply.???

Child Trends is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.



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Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-04

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