Senior Finance Associate

NRI Staffing | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 1/14/2020


Our client is hiring a permanent, full-time Senior Finance Associate. This position reports directly to the Director of Finance and Administration.


  • Prepare monthly allocation journal entries from data files for payroll and project expenditures;
  • Ensure expenses posted by staff are submitted and recorded timely and coded correctly;
  • Review monthly financial project expenditure reports prepared by accounting staff;
  • Prepare/design budget templates to assist organization staff with grant and project budgets, pre and post award;
  • Assist with financial and project audits/site visits;
  • Report, record and reconcile investment activities;
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls as required under GAAP;
  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance and Administration, ensure financial compliance with federal regulations and foundation guidelines, as applicable;
  • Work closely with funders, subcontractors, and headquarters to ensure accurate and timely billing, and payments;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Administration.


  • Personally committed to advancing the company's mission, goals, values, and programs
  • Knowledge and direct experience with accounts payable and receivable and payroll process is required.
  • Knowledge and direct experience in matters related to independent financial audits and the development and monitoring of internal controls in an organization is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal grant rules and regulations, specifically 2 CFR Part 200 and agency-specific requirements.
  • Knowledge of federal grants, grant management and grant accounting is a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices related to private foundation grants and contracts from federal, state and municipal governments is encouraged.
  • Knowledge or experience in using enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms and accounting systems such as JAMIS Prime ERP or others is a plus.
  • A high level of expertise in developing, modifying and performing quality control of basic AND complex Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is required.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, maturity, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Efficient, organized work style, and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently while managing multiple deadlines


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 7-10 years accounting experience, with a strong preference for non-profit or association accounting experience
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years direct experience managing, reviewing, approving or involvement in federal grants management
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and materials
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficient in using Microsoft products, especially Excel


SALARY RANGE: This is a full-time position.Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

Must agree to a background investigation and must be authorized to work in the United States.

POSITION LOCATION: Position will work in Arlington, VA


  • ERP platforms: 5 years (Preferred)
  • independent financial audit: 5 years (Preferred)
  • 2 CFR Part 200: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 7 years (Required)
  • federal grant rules and regulations: 3 years (Preferred)
  • non-profit or association accounting: 3 years (Preferred)
  • foundation/private contracts accounting: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Master's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

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