Entry Level Jobs District of Columbia

By | July 22, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Entry-Level Accounting Assistant

Salary : 18 per Hour

Company : Institute for Justice

Location : Hybrid remote US

The Institute for Justice a non-profit law firm is seeking an entry-level detail-oriented Accounting Assistant to join its growing Finance team based at IJ’s headquarters in Arlington Virginia.

IJ fights to vindicate the rights of victims of government abuses of power and excessive regulation. Behind the scenes our Finance team plays a vital role in that fight. The Accounting Assistant will have the unique opportunity to support this powerful mission while also learning the inner workings of a non-profit with a $30 million dollar budget. Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager the Accounting Assistant will help with day-to-day accounting functions of the finance department including cash receipts disbursements employee expense reports and reporting.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Processing accounts payable timely and accurately using proper accounting principles and in compliance with financial policies and tax regulations.
  • Processing staff expense reports for reimbursement and reviewing compliance with travel and reimbursement policies.
  • Maintaining updated vendor records including contracts tax forms and payment information.
  • Assisting the Accounting Manager with weekly cash disbursements and distributing payments.
  • Processing daily cash receipts for donations via checks cash or on-line and work closely with Development department to ensure timely and accurate accounting of contributions.
  • Performing other tasks as assigned.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to ensure accurate work.
  • Strong ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills to ensure effective communication with internal and external customers. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting finance or business administration.
  • 1-2 years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Experience with accounting software and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel.

To Apply

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Institute for Justice offers full health dental and life insurance benefits; the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule; a retirement savings plan; and the opportunity to work with high-performing individuals in a collaborative collegial positive work environment.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience will ensure success in this position.

No phone calls please.

IJ is an equal opportunity employer.


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