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Staff Accountant 16456908

Washington, DC
Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert is partnered with a prominent research foundation who is seeking Staff Accountant to join their team on a 3 month contract basis with the potential for contract to hire. Details below!

Title: Staff Accountant
Location: Remote
Hourly Rate: $30.00 - $40.00/hour
Job Type: Contract to Hire

Responsibilities
Finance Administration and Support
  • Reviews, prepares, processes, and maintains appropriate documentation for all non-routine expenditures, including reimbursement requests, requisitions, and invoices.
  • Reviews and monitors expenditures and revenues on a monthly basis, including internal charges; makes corrections as needed and maintains appropriate documentation
  • Problem-solves payment and accounting issues as they arise; Monitors accounts payables and invoicing, ensures timely and accurate payment of invoices and contracts, following up with central accounting as necessary.
  • Serves as primary liaison with program, procurement, and accounting for all travel and expense reimbursements (TER)s and related questions; Reviews all TER submissions for accuracy and ensures expenses follow Brookings’ policy; troubleshoots issues with relevant staff; trains staff on travel processes, policies, and procedures
  • Approves timesheets in the MyWorkday system, ensuring appropriate charging within established budgets; provides staff training on submitting time, ensures approval of all delegate-submitted timesheets, and troubleshoots timesheet issues.
  • Maintains and updates the timesheet tracker with relevant project information to ensure alignment with available funding; communicates changes to staff; reconciles leave balances to tracker on a monthly basis
  • Maintains petty cash bank, including monthly reconciliation; reviews, approves, and fulfills petty cash requests.
  • Proposes ideas for increased efficiency in existing processes and implements ideas to improve upon existing procedures and structures.
  • Maintains electronic finance files, reviewing regularly for organization and archiving as necessary.
Grants, Funding, and Proposals
  • In collaboration with GS staff, prepares proposal budgets and modifications in accordance with donor guidelines for review by Managing Director; uploads relevant information to proposal site  
  •  Maintains and updates monthly grant and project BTAs with latest financial data for monthly review with Finance; submits needed corrections as directed by the Managing Director
  • Monitors grant milestones to ensure timely submission to funder; coordinates any needed changes with program development staff; monitors and maintains accounts receivable
  • Performs monthly review of grant expenditures and grant budgets to ensure expenses are charged to the appropriate account and appropriate project; Notifies Managing Director with any concerns
  • In coordination with Grants Administration, prepares and reviews funder financial reports for Managing Director approval; ensuring accuracy of reporting and appropriate presentation;
  • Processes incoming grant and other revenue; sets up new projects in accounting system; maintains and ensures grant documentation files are organized and up to date; prepares pre-award spending requests; updates revenue tracker as revenue is received
 

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