Sr. Staff Accountant

Campaign Legal Center | Washington, DC

Background

About Campaign Legal Center 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Through litigation, policy analysis, and public education, CLC works to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. CLC is adamantly nonpartisan, holding candidates and government officials accountable regardless of political affiliation.   

CLC was founded in 2002 and is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Our work today is more critical than ever as we fight the current threats to our democracy in the areas of campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting and ethics. CLC watchdogs government officials, provides expert analysis and helps journalists uncover violations. CLC also participates in legal proceedings across the country to defend the right to vote and ensure fair redistricting. 

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Job 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.  

Reports To

Finance Director

Responsibilities

  • 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 

Qualifications

  • 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 

Compensation

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 info@campaignlegalcenter.org.  

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