Senior Accountant

Washington D.C.
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

The Senior Accountant position is responsible for assisting the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) in ensuring the Finance Department creates accurate and timely financial records for the organization.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Responsible for administering the expense reimbursement system and accounts payable system.

  2. Provides information to staff needing assistance with lobbying or federal grant reports.

  3. Responsible for maintaining the financial dashboard for users, as well as providing training to new users.

  4. Reviews the work of the Staff Accountant and any other financial tasks performed by others.

  5. Trains the Staff Accountant on delivering budget reports for internal users.

  6. Serves as the backup to the Staff Accountant in his or her absence.

  7. Assists the CFO in working with external accountants for the annual audit and Form 990 preparation.

  8. Serves as the primary Treasury contact for banking matters.

  9. Serves as the primary point of contact between Finance and Development on matters of contribution recordation and receipt.

  10. Works with the Development Team on charitable registration filings.

  11. Serves as the primary point of contact in Finance to other CSA staff

  12. Participates with the CFO in periodic meetings.

  13. Other duties as assigned


  1. Financial Management.

  2. Supervisory Competencies.

  3. Collaboration Skills.

  4. Ethical Conduct.

  5. Thoroughness

Supervisory Responsibility

The Finance Manager supervises the Staff Accountant in addition to any other members of the CSA team assigned Finance duties.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, multifunction copiers, filing cabinets, and conferencing equipment. 

Physical Demands

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and must work 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status.


No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent number of years of experience plus five years of accounting experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance required.  CPA eligibility or designation a plus. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary range

$75K- $80K

Application Procedure

Only applications with a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications for the position included will be considered. 

Council for a Strong America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is seeking a diverse slate of candidates for formal consideration

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