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Senior Staff Accountant (Remote)

Child Trends
Bethesda, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Accounting Manager, the Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for a variety of accounting functions such as preparing and sending invoices to funder in accordance with agreement requirements and billing deadline, recognizing monthly revenue, reconciliating general ledger accounts, preparing monthly financial statements and reports. In addition, the Senior Staff Accountant will be involved in the full accounts payable cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities

Revenue recognition and Accounts Receivable

  • Prepare monthly federal grants, fixed price, and temporary restricted revenue schedule.
  • Familiar with revenue recognition standard (ASC 606)
  • Create and maintain invoice templates in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Responsible for preparing and mailing invoices to funders per contracts
  • Review the supporting documentation needed (travel, labor, other direct costs) to accompany the invoices
  • Post invoices and reconcile monthly revenue by project type
  • Reconcile revenue to the general ledger and to the customer sub ledger.
  • Request and review electronic ACH and wire transfers information from customer

Accounts Payable

  • Be involved in the full accounts payable cycle from vendor set-up to payment
  • Review vendors, consultants and subcontractors’ invoices for appropriate documentation and approval
  • Process expenses charged to Child Trends credit cards and reconcile monthly credit cards statements.
  • Reconcile A/P aging report to general ledger account
  • Process invoice payments via ACH

General Ledger Accounts

  • Prepare and maintain prepaids, fixed assets and deferred rent amortization schedules
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts as assigned

Financial Statements

  • Perform an analysis of monthly accounting records of labor and other direct costs expenses.
  • Conduct monthly and yearly financial statement analysis and report on variances
  • Submit monthly closing package

Annual Audit

  • Prepare schedules as requested by the auditors,
  • Provide documentation and other information as needed to ensure an efficient audit process.

Qualifications/Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • At least 3 years of accounting experience
  • At least 2-years of experience in a related occupation.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong Knowledge of GAAP, Government Contract and GSA Federal Travel Regulation
  • Knowledge of revenue recognition standard ASC 606
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Ability to work well with others and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
  • Keen attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working with Excel; Navision; or other accounting software; Outlook; Excel; Word.

How to Apply:

Please follow the “apply” link to submit an application. Please upload your cover letter and resume into one document before uploading. If you have any difficulties with this process, please email the requested materials to recruitment (at) and make sure to reference the position in the subject line. No phone calls please!

About Us

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center headquartered in Bethesda, MD with more than 200 staff in over 28 states that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children, youth, and their families. For more than 40 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. have relied on our data and analyses to make better decisions and policies on programs serving children, families, and youth. 

Child Trends is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting staff who bring a rich diversity of experience to support our mission of improving the lives and prospects of children and youth, especially those made most vulnerable by the effects of historical and ongoing systemic discrimination. Together, we envision a world in which a child’s race, ethnicity, family income, gender, sexual orientation, disability status or any other social identity does not determine how that child will fare in life. Therefore, we approach every aspect of our work with these ideals in mind and encourage professionals who share in our commitment to apply.   

Child Trends is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disability encouraged to apply.

Child Trends


Bethesda, MD
20814 USA


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