Accounting Manager

Ashburn, Virginia ; Remote Work Available
$63,000 - $75,000
Oct 06, 2020
Nov 10, 2020
Accountant, Finance
Full Time

Job Title

Accounting Manager

Location: The role is currently remote due to COVID-19, but applicants must be able to travel to and work from NRPA Headquarters in Ashburn, VA regularly. The Director of Operations and Finance who is the hiring manager for this position works in the Ashburn, VA office regularly. 

Salary Range: $63,000 – 75,000

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

NRPA is currently seeking an Accounting Manager to join our Finance department.

The successful candidate must possess a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, must meet deadlines, stay up to date with internal policies and procedures and deliver consistently good services to external stakeholders and staff. They must also exhibit the aptitude to cooperate with a team while setting up strong relationships and interactions with all tiers of the organization.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

General Ledger

  • Responsible for entering complete, accurate and timely accounting information into the general ledger
  • Performs monthly reconciliation of sub-ledger and other software solutions to general ledger account balances
  • Performs monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliations and researches discrepancies
  • Proposes and prepares monthly journal entries for Director review and posting

Accounts Receivables

  • Processes incoming payments in compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Prepares invoices for products as services as needed
  • Researches collections issues and communicates with customers on all billing, receipt and collections questions.

Accounts Payable

  • Manages outsourced Accounts Payable vendor including; maintenance of chart of accounts, creating and updating approval routes, creating new vendor data and acting as gate keeper for all transactions 
  • Prepares manual checks as needed
  • Responsible for collection and maintenance of W-9 documentation and excluded database process (SAM.GOV lookup)
  • Leads 1099 annual process including preparation and filing
  • Manages monthly credit card process including; providing statements data to card holders, and coordinating coding and supporting documentation collection

Finance and internal controls

  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing source documents
  • Maintains accounting controls by following existing policies and procedures
  • Secures financial information by following internal controls and keeps financial information confidential
  • Complies with federal, state and local financial legal requirements and stays informed of emerging changes

Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and description how your experience and education would make you a successful candidate for this position (limit 2 pages). 

Applicants will first be evaluated on the completeness and qualifications of application materials. Qualified applicants will then be invited for a phone screen and selected applicants will be invited to participate in virtual interviews. Finalists will be required to submit references for a reference and background check.  


Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.  *Note: due to the impacts of COVID-19, this position is predominantly a remote/work from home position presently. However, candidates must be able to travel to and work from NRPA Headquarters in Ashburn, VA regularly.

NRPA values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to integrating these core values more deeply into all elements of our daily work. NRPA is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, ethnic minorities, new Americans (immigrants and refugees), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, native people, and veterans.    

Discover the Benefits at NRPA! 

To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, and more.  NRPA also offers a competitive Heath benefits package, generous PTO program where employees accrue 26 days of paid time per year, parental leave, and retirement and savings benefits.

Although we are currently working remotely due to public health safety, NRPA headquarters is situated on park land in Ashburn, Virginia. This campus boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest!  

The space offers indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities, including an air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast.

NRPA also maintains office space in Washington, D.C. for its D.C.-based staff that is centrally located and convenient to the blue, orange, silver and red subway lines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent relevant training and industry expertise preferred
  • Three years or more experience in accounting cycle with emphasis in; Accounts Payable/Receivable, and G/L reconciliations. Great Plains experience a plus
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and fiscal responsibility
  • Ability to pull, analyze and organize data into understandable reports that can be used across a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Ability think strategically about process improvement
  • High level of accountability, accuracy and efficiency
  • Working knowledge of the full accounting cycle
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Travel expectations are minimal for this position

Candidate Work Style

  • Excels in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Self-directed and detail-oriented with a collaborative and professional team spirit to contribute to a collegial, team-oriented environment
  • Willing to travel outside the Washington Metropolitan Area to attend NRPA’s annual conference.

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