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Staff Accountant- Accounts Payable

Washington D.C.
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Accountant, Administrative
Full Time

Position Summary 
The Staff Accountant will have responsibility for accounts payable, corporate credit card, prepaid accounts and other reconciliations and will assist the Corporate Controller with backup of other accounting and administrative activities as needed. 

General Responsibilities
The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a wide range of functions, including but not limited to:

•    Maintain Accounts Payable Ledger and Check Register;

•    Review A/P checks and vouchers for adequate documentation, accuracy, appropriateness following CNFA established procedures;

•    Effects wire transfers and ACHs to CNFA subcontractors, vendors, field projects and regional offices in a timely manner in response to request in accordance with established procedures;

•    Outstanding account reconciliation which includes volunteer and staff advances, prepaid expenses, clearing accounts, corporate credit card accounts, etc.;

•    Deposit checks and update bank accounts on a weekly basis;

•    Collect W-9 forms from US vendors and track payments for year-end 1099 reports;

•    Reviews and processes employee travel and general expense reports;

•    Verify accuracy of expenses and expense reporting;

•    Verify accuracy of accounting codes;

•    Verify vendor invoices for accuracy and process payments twice a week;

•    Follow-up work on collections and advance payments;

•    Maintain petty cash register;

•    Maintains working relationships with other divisions to ensure that volunteer activities, human resources activities, and office administration/procurement activities are properly recorded in the accounting system, and assists staff from other departments in accounting/finance related problem solving; Provides trainings as needed to departments within the organization to ensure proper dissemination of information;

•    Assists in the annual or any other internal or external audit process by preparing account analysis, audit samples, and respond to other requests for client assistance; and

•    Perform other duties as assigned.    



•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.

•    3+ years of prior accounting and financial analysis experience;

•    Non-profit accounting experience;

•    Understanding of US Government rules and regulations; and

•    Familiarity with USAID, USDA, DFID or international development programming and practices.

•    Proficiency in Deltek accounting or a comparable accounting software;

•    Proficiency in Excel software;

•    A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy, and flexibility;

•    Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;

•    Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and 

•    Excellent customer service skills.

•    Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite required.  Proficiency with an accounting system such as Deltek CostPoint preferred.

•   US Work Authorization required. 

CNFA IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of CNFA to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, veteran status, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors, except where otherwise provided by law. 

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION & CONTACT INFORMATION CNFA provides a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact the CNFA Home Office Human Resources Department via email at or via phone at 202-296-3920 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job with us.

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