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Accounting Manager

Merit America
Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Organization Overview:

Merit America is a startup nonprofit that has been named by the New York Times as “the hybrid future of training programs for the disadvantaged.” We prepare low-wage workers for in-demand careers at scale. Our fast and flexible programs are designed to work for underemployed adults stuck in low-wage jobs -- who can learn while they balance work and family. We combine on-demand online learning with coaching and peer support to create the most effective, scalable model in the field.

Since launching in 2018, Merit America has grown to reach 1,000+ learners annually, 78% of whom are BIPOC, while driving an estimated $50M in near-term wage gains for graduates. We’ve built a talented 60-person team, secured partnerships with leading employers and funders (including Amazon, Google, Walmart, Blue Meridian and more), and are now poised for national scale. Our near-term goal is to reach ​10,000 learners annually and drive $1B in wage gains by 2025.

Role Overview:

Merit America is looking for a mission-driven Accounting Manager, who will be responsible for supporting all finance, accounting, reporting, and administrative activities within the Finance department. This position will report to Alysia Abrams, Controller.

The Accounting Manager will help manage day-to-day finance and accounting operations for our $16 million 2022 budget, which we anticipate will grow to $25M+ annually in the next two years. Responsibilities will include general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants administration, account reconciliations, and administrative tasks as needed for the department. The Accounting Manager will work closely with the Controller to assist in recording, tracking, and monitoring all financial activities.


  • Manage accounts payable, including vendor/contractor/learner set up and correspondence, invoice data entry, employee reimbursements, and credit card processing.
  • Manage accounts receivable, including invoice billing, cash receipts, donor acknowledgement letters, learner voucher processing, and collections.
  • Assist with grant management and accounting.
  • Assist with monthly financial reporting and reconciliation.
  • Assist with annual audit activity.
  • Assist with year-end tax reporting and reconciliation.
  • Help to maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets, and actual expenditures.
  • Assist with process improvements and/or documentation of processes.
  • Other financial and administrative duties as needed for the department, including special projects as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mid-level accountant with a minimum of 5 years of accounting experience. The candidate will possess a high level of ownership, initiative, and accountability, and will be able to work with minimal supervision. The candidate will have a positive attitude, with the ability and desire to work with a diverse range of teammates and Merit America learners. The candidate will enjoy problem-solving and finding solutions. The candidate will be flexible and open to change, as the Finance department is continuously improving processes and procedures. The candidate will thrive in a fully remote work environment.

Specific requirements include:

  • Context Expertise: Experience with accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and proficient knowledge of accounting and reporting software (e.g., Quickbooks, Xero, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, etc.)
  • Strategic Thinking: Keen analytical and problem-solving skills, which allow for strategic data interpretation
  • Operational Excellence: Exceptional operational and organizational skills, and ability to balance multiple demands, with demonstrated success working in fast-paced, quickly changing environments
  • Lifelong Learning: Commitment to lifelong learning and ongoing personal and professional development
  • Mission-focus: Passion for helping improve the lives of underserved Americans and an outstanding ability to empathize with others, including people with diverse backgrounds and interests, as well as an eagerness to help shape our organization's future

Role Logistics:

  • Timing: Full-time position with a start date as soon as possible
  • Location: Remote.
  • Compensation: Salary starting at $70,000 with comprehensive benefits package, including:
    • Unlimited vacation time
    • Flexible remote work policy
    • Office closure during 10 federally recognized holidays
    • Two-week office closure at the end of the year / start of the new year, inclusive of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays
    • Health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability
    • 4 months paid parental leave
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Flexible Spending Account – pre-tax health & dependent care
    • Health Reimbursement Account employer-funded benefit Card


Building an inclusive, high-performing team that is diverse across lines of personal identity is integral to our success and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

This means we do not discriminate against any job applicant or employee because of their race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

We actively strive and evolve to develop and maintain workspaces that are fully inclusive. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

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Merit America


Washington, DC
20001 USA


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