Accountant – CLASP – Washington, DC

Why Work for CLASP’s Operations Team
CLASP’s Operations team has grown significantly over the past two years. We work in partnership with our program teams and other key stakeholders to ensure they have the information required to effectively deliver on our mission.
Our team provides support to the organization on finance, reporting, HR, IT, office infrastructure and management. We use best in class applications to ensure we work efficiently and with the right tools. As CLASP’s global portfolio continues to grow, we are expanding our team to ensure we have adequate capacity to deliver outstanding service to our stakeholders. We are looking for motivated professionals who are excited to join a dynamic and diverse team and who are deeply committed to the organization’s mission and values of collaboration, transparency, and service.
CLASP is seeking an Accountant to support the Operations Team to meet the organization’s rapid growth needs. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Accountant will handle all aspects of Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR). This is a position with a high potential for growth, and the successful candidate will have a desire to maximize this role in terms of creating efficiencies and developing strong working relationships with both staff and vendors. S/he will work across the organization and should possess a collaborative communication style. Candidates with experience working for international and non-profit organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Accountant will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
Accounts Payable- 85%
-Full-cycle processing of CLASP’s payables on a weekly basis including:
Review of invoices for billing and pre-coding accuracy
Ensure proper documentation of related documents such as contracts, procurement, and credit reports as needed
Process invoices and wire payments accurately and in a timely manner.
-Review, reconcile, and approve employees’ expense reimbursement requests and credit card statements.
-Respond to all vendor and internal inquiries.
Accounts Receivable- 10%
-Process all payments and supporting documents.
-Reconcile payments with outstanding invoices, follow up with funders for payments.
-Generate and issue monthly invoices to funders.
General Ledger Support- 5%
-Update all relevant schedules on a monthly basis. Assist with annual audit.
-Update and maintain AP and AR procedures.
-Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
3-5 years accounting experience in AP
Degree in accounting or finance with understanding of US GAAP
Knowledge of, and experience in, non-profit grants management accounting strongly preferred
Accounting experience in a multi-country/currency preferred
Strong analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines, take initiative and work proactively
Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member
Excellent written and verbal ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
Knowledge and experience with Intacct, Nexonia, and Stampli ideal, but not required

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