Financial Accountant

Rockville, Maryland
Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $77,151 - $85,723
May 09, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
Full Time


The purpose of this position is to provide technical, analytical, administrative, and system support in all aspects of the accounting and financial operations of the association and its related entities.  The incumbent develops and/or compiles and prepares financial statements and supporting schedules, audit work-papers, and tax and other compliance filings, and conducts examinations of financial records, reports, and procedures to ensure accuracy and compliance with established policies. The incumbent's additional responsibilities may include accounting for grants and the preparation and submission of  required annual financial reports, Federal Election Commission accounting and reporting, cash flow analysis and projections, and participation in the design, operation, control and enhancement of all accounting systems in the association.


  • Prepare timely and accurate financial statements, special reports, and analyses for ASHA and its affiliates (ASHF, NSSLHA, NAHSA, ASHA-PAC)
  • Participate in the annual audit process; analyze and prepare ongoing account reconciliations for the general ledger and sub-ledgers, and other audit work-papers for ASHA and its affiliates.
  • Prepare tax and other compliance filings for ASHA and its affiliates. These may include - federal information, unrelated business income returns (Forms 990 and 990T) State income and property tax returns (MD), State sales tax returns (including registration documents) ,, State charitable registrations, Form 1120 -POL (for the ASHA-PAC) and other federal and state informational returns
  • Manage capitalize fixed assets, including reconcile fixed asset accounts and depreciation
  • Facilitate financial statement analysis by designing and developing financial statement, audit report, tax schedule, and management report formats
  • Prepare bank reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner for ASHA and its affiliates; follow-up and resolve reconciling items
  • Assist in the analysis and development of Finance Service Cluster unallocated budget and other fund (i.e., investment and housing fund) information and preparation of related budget work-papers.
  • Document accounting tasks and reconciliations in Blackline system.


Knowledge typically acquired through:

  • Baccalaureate degree in accounting
  • CPA or CPA eligible preferred
  • 4 or more years of related experience

Scope and depth of technical skills/knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated financial accounting systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accrual basis and cash basis
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) relating to not-for-profit entities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good understanding of internal control theory
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and maintenance of technical knowledge
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet application software
  • Familiarity with report writing software

Scope and depth of non-technical skills/knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and make sound professional judgments
  • Excellent interpersonal/team skills
  • Excellent communication skills - written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, plan, set priorities, manage time, and meet multiple deadlines under pressure
  • Results oriented initiative and highly motivated

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