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We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply to all open positions. 

JRS/USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, JRS/USA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. We welcome applicants from a diverse spectrum of qualified candidates.

Staff Accountant

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Staff Accountant is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. The Staff Accountant provides accounting and finance support with a specific focus on ensuring timely and effective processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit card reconciliation, bank reconciliation, and other day-to-day accounting and finance activities.

General Responsibilities

  • Review and process check requests and invoices for timely payment.
  • Review the accuracy and completeness of accounting codes and backup documents.
  • Process employee expense reimbursements and work closely with staff to make sure the accounting codes are accurate, and the backup documents are complete.
  • Generate monthly and other recurring invoices.
  • Assist with monitoring and processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Assist with monthly corporate credit card and bank reconciliations.
  • Process weekly cash and check deposits in close collaboration with JRS/USA Development Team.
  • Assist in monthly and year-end closing processes including preparation of journal entries.
  • Assist with annual audits and with the preparation of annual tax return (Form 990) and Form 1099.
  • Maintain and manage accounting and finance files and archives, according to retention policy.
  • Assist with balance sheet and general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Assist with system automation to ensure finance processes are managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Act as primary contact for vendor relationships.
  • Participate in regular team meetings.
  • Participate in other projects, assignments, and administrative tasks, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting standards for U.S. non-profit organizations is preferred but not required.
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and other accounting and finance systems experience is preferred.
  • Sharp analytic, organizational, high attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.

Salary Range

$56-60,000

To apply, please submit applications through indeed.com. No phone calls, please.

Accounting and Payroll Manager

Job Description

Reporting to the Director and Chief Financial Officer, the Accounting and Payroll Manager provides accounting and payroll support with a specific focus on ensuring timely and effective monthly and annual financial closing, processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other day-to-day accounting and payroll needs.

General Responsibilities

  • Manage monthly and annual financial closing.
  • Manage monthly bank account and credit card reconciliations.
  • Assist with review and processing of check requests and invoices for payment.
  • Maintain vendor information in the accounting system and assist with the preparation of annual 1099 Forms.
  • Assist with monitoring and processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Process weekly cash and check deposits, in close collaboration with Development Team.
  • Work with HR Manager in setting up employee salaries, payroll deductions and employee benefits.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll and act as liaison with HR Manager to ensure accurate and timely submission of payroll.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll journal entries for posting to the general ledger.
  • Maintain payroll related files and records for future reference, for audit trail and other compliance requirements.
  • Ensure that the time and attendance system is maintained to reflect the number of hours worked, vacation hours used, and sick hours taken by employees.
  • Assist with resolution of employee payroll issues/concerns/questions in a timely manner.
  • Work with payroll vendor for timely and accurate preparation of annual W2s and other quarterly reports.
  • Assist with workers compensation and retirement audits.
  • Work with HR to ensure accurate and timely deposit of 401K, FSA and HSA funds in employee accounts.
  • Serve as primary liaison for multi-state and federal tax and compliance inquiries and reports.
  • Assist with annual audits and with annual tax return (Form 990) preparations.
  • Support with the review of federal grant budgets, budget narratives and financial reports.
  • Maintain and manage accounting and finance files and archives, according to retention policy.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and contribute to culture of open communication and free flow of information.
  • Participate in other projects, assignments and administrative tasks, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  • Minimum 4-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with both accounting and payroll is preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting standards for U.S. non-profit organizations and GAAP.
  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and other financial and payroll related software experience preferred.
  • Experience with Abila or other accounting software, and Paylocity or other payroll systems.
  • Keen analytic, organization, high attention to details and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to develop key working relationships.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Salary Range

$75,000-$80,000.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter through indeed.com. No phone calls, please.

Program Intern

Job Description

Reporting to the Program Officer, the Program Intern will support the daily operations of the Program Department. In addition, a significant portion of time will be committed to developing and revising JRS’s global Accountability to Affected Populations Framework, under the supervision of JRS/USA and international Program Officers. Other areas that the Program Intern may be expected to support include grants management, compliance oversight, general project management, and administrative and logistics support.

General Responsibilities

  • Assist JRS/USA and JRS International Office Programs staff in facilitating institutional learning and reflection on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) principles in practice, especially with key program staff at the international, regional, country, and project levels.
    • Further a desk review on international standards best practices on AAP and how JRS can incorporate these standards into a revised AAP framework.
    • Facilitate a survey on current AAP practices with JRS country offices as well as staff and beneficiary interviews. Analyze data from survey and interviews.
    • Provide recommendations on how JRS can improve its Accountability to Affected Populations.
      Based on the recommendations provided, draft an update to the JRS AAP framework.
  • Assist in the logistics of the internal MHPSS Community of Practice by scheduling, preparing and sending invitations, managing zoom, and recruiting translators.
  • Support the Program Department in research, information management, and learning initiatives, such as JRS MHPSS knowledge exchange, U.S. government compliance guidelines, institutional donor mapping, presentations, and training materials.
  • Handle administrative tasks for the Program Department, including preparing or formatting documentation for contracts, cooperative agreements, and other program related materials.
    Supporting data management including filing systems for overseas program funding, conducting research on country or topic-specific humanitarian conditions, helping with remote motoring with U.S. government funded overseas programs, etc.
  • Carry out any other tasks as assigned by the Program Officer and other Program Department staff.

Qualifications

  • Pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degree in International Relations, International Development, Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, or other related field.
  • Previous professional experience preferred, preferably related to emergency relief or international development or with a non-governmental organization.
  • Strong critical thinking skills used to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to communicate and develop key working relationships remotely with international colleagues in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively among competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.
  • Solid computer skills for word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Strong writing skills for proposals and program reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal language skills in English required.
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter through indeed.com.

Development Intern

Job Description

JRS/USA seeks an energetic student to join its development team this summer to help us research to foundations to apply for funding and assist with our donor database. This is a paid, part-time internship, not to exceed 10 hours per week.

General Responsibilities

  • Research new foundations to apply for funding.
  • Research and prepare background for individuals, corporations, and possible sponsorship/grant applications.
  • Assist with gift acknowledgment, donor database (Salesforce).
  • Draft donor reports on JRS programs.
  • Research and develop events in new fundraising markets.
  • Research event venues and caterers and help to get quotes.
  • Depending on availability, provide assistant at key high-profile events.
  • Depending on experience, help design invitations and event promotions.
  • Provide support in sending mailings and invitations.
  • Help provide current donors and members with information requests.
  • Help with maintaining database records.

Qualifications

  • Motivated college student or young professional.
  • Detail-oriented, strong worth ethic and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Experience using Salesforce a plus, but not required.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter through indeed.com.

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply to all open positions. 

JRS/USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, JRS/USA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. We welcome applicants from a diverse spectrum of qualified candidates.