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Senior Staff Accountant

Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: $65K-$75K Annual

TITLE:                                   SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT

REPORTS TO:                     Chief Financial Officer

LOCATION:                         Hybrid in-person in Washington DC and remote




The senior staff accountant will be responsible for month-end and year-end close, general ledger analysis, the proper recording of all financial transactions that impact the general ledger, maintenance and reconciliation of asset and liability accounts, cash management, bank and investment reconciliations, fixed asset management and preparation of monthly journal entries. The Senior Staff Accountant will report to and serve as an assistant to the Chief Financial Officer.



  • Assist the CFO with day-to-day operations of the finance functions and duties as assigned.
  • General ledger account reconciliations
    • Prepare and input all monthly journal entries.
    • Complete monthly reconciliations of all asset and liability accounts.
    • Record monthly investment income and reconcile investment accounts
  • Produce monthly accounts receivable and multi-year grant reports
    • Ensure agreement between subsidiary accounts with financial reports
  • Responsible for revenue recording:
    • Prepare and deliver timely, accurate invoices and accompanying docs to supporters
    • Ensure accurate recording of invoices, receipts, and accounts receivable
  • Serve as point of contact for collection calls and own the documentation of those calls
  • Support CFO with cash management and bank accounts’ responsibilities:
    • All bank deposits, EFT/ACH payments
  • Ensure all financial weekly, monthly, annual deadlines are met
    • Invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue recording
  • Support annual 990 Filing
  • Management of all Fixed Assets
  • Support full annual audit process
  • Be responsive to co-worker information requests and provide financial assistance to other departments.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or finance or 5+ years of experience in accounting functions: accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash and fixed assets
  • Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP and compliance related controls.
  • Responsible attitude with strong, reliable work ethic; leading by example in attendance, timeliness, attention to detail, and consistent follow up
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment and understanding of confidentiality, deadlines, and professionalism when given access to sensitive employee information
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities at any given time and multitask
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute



  • Professional designation helpful (CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA, CFP, CFE, etc.)
  • Netsuite Accounting System experience desired.
  • Knowledge of the payroll process
  • Experience working with non-profits
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detailed-oriented organized, and focused




CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees:

  • Flexibility for Telework
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage
  • Life Insurance Coverage for Dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid federal holidays
  • Paid Time Off - Vacation and Sick Leave
  • An organization-wide winter break between 12/25 and 1/1

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1978, dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders in the United States. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences in the nation’s capital to outstanding Latino students and young professionals from throughout the nation. CHCI manages a network of over 4,400 highly accomplished alumni, providing a pipeline of Latino talent to corporations, government, and nonprofits, to ensure the interests of the Latino community are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI also convenes a variety of thought leaders that include Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and our nation and identify solutions that can be implemented in policy and practice.


CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, belief or spirituality, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, matriculation, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.



Washington, DC
20036 USA


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