Senior Staff Accountant

Campaign Legal Center - Washington, DC

Position Summary

CLC is seeking a full-time Sr. Staff Accountant who will work collaboratively with the Finance Director, operations, and programmatic staff to support a growing and increasingly complex organization.

Assist with management of the organization’s financial control environment including supporting the systems for all key finance functions of payroll, grants management accounts payable, accounts receivable and, Nexonia software for expenses
Reconcile monthly, quarterly, and annual expenses, investments, and corporate credit card accounts and balance sheet accounts.
Support a monthly close process to ensure timely submission of all required financial data, approve all staff-submitted expenses and timesheets, record any incoming grants and donations, and perform other related work that supports the monthly close.
Assist Finance Director with the accurate and timely preparation, and presentation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics
Work closely with senior staff to develop and track multiple programmatic and organizational budgets
Prepare semi-monthly, monthly, and annual journal entries using organizational accounting systems
Assist the development team with reporting and management of grantor funds from over 40 national & state-level partner organizations as well as multiple individual contributors
Under supervision, prepare state, local, and federal tax forms for filing throughout the year
Facilitate finance on-boarding of new employees (credit card and expense reporting) and support finance-related aspects of the administration of employee benefit programs
Prepare Provided-By-Client schedules in preparation for completion of the organization’s annual audit and Form 990 return
Support vendor relations including contract procurement, contract renewal, collection of competitive bids, and management of all billing disputes as primary liaison for third-party vendors
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university
Three to five years of experience in a broad accounting and operations management capacity, preferably in a nonprofit environment
Previous experience in grants management is preferred
Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting and financial management software
Proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office applications preferred
A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem- solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of CLC

Salary range $70,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience) plus a competitive benefits package including 401(k) match, health, vision, dental, short & long term disability, AD&D and life insurance.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “Sr. Staff Accountant Application” in the subject line to

Please include in your email where you saw the job advertised.

EEO Statement

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.