Junior Accountant

TITLE: Junior Accountant

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Junior Accountant has a key role within Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif)’s Accounting department. The Junior Accountant is responsible for ensuring day-to-day accounting-related data is captured timely and accurately, and enabling financial statements to be issued to internal and external stakeholders efficiently.  This position is the primary contact for all data entry into the Sage Intacct core accounting system, including providing payment-related financial operations of Wacif’s Line of Credit (LoC) product. Similarly, the Junior Accountant is primarily responsible for Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP).

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Bookkeeping

  • Ensure financial records are up to date by entering accounting entries in Sage Intacct daily.
  • Prepare and enter bank deposits.
  • Provide payment-related financial operations to Line of Credit (LoC) product.

Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Responsible for full-cycle AR, including customer aging report and customer-level follow-up.
  • Develop financial reports and reimbursement requests for state, local, and federal government-funded grants, and contracts.
  • Generate and issue invoices for services rendered and grants receivable.
  • Upload invoices to DC Vendor Portal.
  • Create new and manage existing customer profiles in Sage Intacct.

Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Responsible for AP including managing vendor aging report, submitting vendor invoices in s module for approval, issuing checks, setting up ACH/wire payments, amongst other responsibilities.
  • Create and manage existing vendor records in Sage Intacct.

Expense Management

  • Ensure timely submission and correct coding of corporate credit card transactions into Nexonia expense module.
  • Reconcile Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO) corporate credit card transactions.

Other Duties as Required or Assigned

  • Support the Finance & Operations teams on special projects and assignments.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned by management as deemed appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Associates degree in Business Administration from an accredited institution required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Ideal coursework includes Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Management/Cost Accounting.
  • 1-2 years experience in an administrative, AP, AR, or general accounting role.
  • 1-2 years experience with customers (AR) / vendors (AP) and general ledger modules of core accounting systems such as QuickBooks, Great Plains, or similar. Experience with Sage Intacct is ideal.
  • Desire to learn and grow in role and within the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously with precision and attention to detail while continually finding ways to improve processes to produce higher quality, effective results.
  • Process-oriented individual who rigorously follows processes while under pressure.
  • Proactive self-starter motivated to create efficiency in their own work and those around them.
  • Positive, entrepreneurial spirit including ability to seek new and creative solutions to challenges.
  • Quick-witted sense of humor and appreciative of a fun, yet fast-paced, work environment is ideal.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is required.
  • Proven intermediate MS Excel skills (i.e. Vlookup, Hlookup, Pivot tables/charts, etc.). Self-professed “Excel nerds”, preferred.

ABOUT WASHINGTON AREA COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND (Wacif)
Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) advances equity and opportunity in the Washington, D.C. area’s underserved communities by providing financial capital, business advisory services, and strategic networking support to underinvested entrepreneurs. Since its inception in 1987, Wacif has deployed more than $50 million in capital, served more than 3,500 entrepreneurs with business advisory services, and helped create or retain more than 20,000 local jobs. To learn more about Wacif’s work, visit www.wacif.org.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability insurance coverages available. 401(k) retirement plan (employer matching contribution eligible); paid time off (increased with tenure), paid holidays and sick leave days, transportation benefits, and education assistance benefits (professional development, tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment).

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should email a (1) resume/CV, (2) thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and (3) salary requirements to opportunity@wacif.org with “Junior Accountant” in the subject line.

Wacif is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Wacif provides a flexible and hybrid working environment with the opportunity to work remotely.

* Candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment; Reasonable accommodations will be considered.