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Accounting Manager

The Washington Center
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $110,000 to $125,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager leads general accounting operations, grant administration, and in collaboration with the CFO, budgeting and financial reporting. More specifically, this hands-on position manages a multi-person team and has functional responsibility for general accounting, payables, receivables, payroll and grants administration (cost proposal development to invoicing through close-out). Responsibility includes ensuring there are systems and procedures simultaneously supporting GAAP financial reporting, appropriate internal controls, and effective financial program information.

TWC is a majority remote organization: for most employees, employment with TWC will not be contingent on physical presence in an office space. TWC does have some physical space in Washington, D.C. and the individual in this role would be expected to work in-person as and when the need arises.

Key Job Functions:

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Issue accurate and interpreted internal financial reports monthly to multiple audiences and regularly meet with managers to facilitate ongoing communications and education.
  • Manage TWC’s audit and reporting processes to ensure successful completion of the financial statement audit, Form 990, Federal Audit (A-133) filings, etc.
  • Advise the CFO of major variances from budget on a monthly basis.
  • Continue to refine a total cost system that serves as cornerstone for making decisions about new products, P&L accountability annual benchmarks, and federal indirect cost rate negotiations.
  • Actively partner with the CFO in financial planning, including but not limited to annual budget compilation.
  • Support external reporting (e.g., borrowing covenants, donor reporting, state and federal compliance).

Accounting And Treasury Operations

  • Manage the daily activities of the department to include payables, payroll, fixed assets, receivables and related revenue recognition.
  • Complete the “month-end” closing and review activities within the financial system and prepare financial reports.
  • Ensure appropriate application of accounting principles, review entries and advise on accounting treatment.
  • Prepare cash flow analysis. Actively coordinate with the CFO on short-term cash decisions (e.g., line of credit draws, CD maturations, etc.)
  • Quarterly, extend the rolling cash flow analysis based on most current information.
  • Refine and/or establish internal accounting controls appropriate to safeguard TWC assets and support efficient program operations.
  • Lead collections efforts as necessary.
  • Review bank and other reconciliations.
  • Assure processes are documented.
  • Manage and support the accounting team, inclusive of professional development, goal setting, and TWC-level engagement.

Non-Program - Support and Compliance

  • Lead federal grant reporting and compliance from cost proposal preparation through contract/grant close-out in coordination with Federal staff.
  • Work with advancement to provide appropriate reporting and support for donor requirements.
  • Develop and refine templates for proposals.
  • Understand and respond to other requests for compliance and reporting (e.g., Form 5500, CBE, disability, unemployment, etc.), coordinating internally as appropriate.

Required Education and Experience an equivalent combination of education, certification and experience will be considered:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related with certification
  • 5 years of progressive experience and at least 3 years of experience at the management level
  • Demonstrated experience with federal and donor compliance
  • Experience enhancing operating efficiencies and implementing new technologies

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree or certification (e.g., CPA, CMA)
  • Demonstrated experience with Sage Intaact

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Position manages three – four staff.

Competencies required to perform the job successfully

  • Leads people, develops others, empowers others
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Self-awareness
  • Effectively executes organizational priorities
  • Strategic Operational Thinking
  • Change Management
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which are not reflected in the competencies but are critical to the successful performance of the job. These may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with the position:

  • Demonstrated understanding of effective yet scalable accounting operations and of GAAP with emphasis on non-profits.
  • Experience with variety of technologies to support the overall accounting, treasury, and financial reporting functions
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills
  • Commitment to outcomes, deadlines, and technical excellence; supporting staff to reach same benchmark.
  • Independent thinking, analysis, and decision-making skills
  • Collaborative and team approach toward task management

The Washington Center’s Values guide our mission work in every regard–internally and externally.

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Learning
  • Connection & Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Impact

Equipment Used to Perform the Job which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

  • Cloud-based technologies
  • Standard office equipment including a computer, job-related software and printer

Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform described essential functions of this job. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The Washington Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is TWC's policy to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the organization where appropriate.

The Washington Center stands in solidarity with all marginalized communities. We believe communities are strengthened by the inclusion of and equity for all people. Racism, hate, and violence have no place in our society, and we condemn all such acts. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-hate organization.

We commit to continuously striving for diversity, equity and inclusion through ongoing education, reflection, and awareness. As an organization nearing five decades in existence, we recognize we have work to do. At The Washington Center, each person brings unique and varied lived experiences which inform our thoughts, actions, and decision-making processes. We aim to create an inclusive, safe environment for our staff, students, and all stakeholders, where everyone’s differences are honored, every perspective is valued, and everyone is safe to bring forth their authentic selves.

The Washington Center


Washington, DC
20002 USA


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