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Junior Accountant - National Trust for Historic Preservation Bachelor's Degree Job

7 months ago Accounting / Financial Services Jobs Washington, D.C.   171 views
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Job Summary:

The Junior Accountant serves as an entry-level accountant for the investments area and serves as a coordinator providing accounting and administrative support to the department including the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the VP/Controller.


The Junior Account supports the Director of Budgeting & Investment Support by:

  • Tracking individual funds’ transactions, valuation and overall portfolio performance on a monthly basis and reconciling to custodian reports on a timely basis. The Junior Account helps to ensure that investments are recorded at fair value and in accordance with GAAP standards. This includes obtaining adequate information to properly record investment transactions in the general ledger and investment activity in the statement of cash flows on a monthly and quarterly basis. It also includes providing performance information to stakeholders and scheduling an annual investment workshop for the stakeholders.
  • Supporting the annual audit, including reconciling the cash flow, drafting the investment footnotes, and tax reporting and filing process.
  • Reconciling the investment-related accounts on the General Ledger balance sheet
  • Gathering and maintaining statements and reports for all bank accounts and investment managers
  • Assisting with the implementation and maintenance of new software for endowment accounting (Fundriver)
  • Completing other duties and special projects as assigned.

Working with the CFO and VP/Controller, the Junior Accountant will:

  • Process invoices approved by Accounting for payment.
  • Support the Controller in completing tax returns, financial statements and confirmations for audit.
  • Complete forms such as applications for new bank accounts, sales-tax exemptions and maintain the related files.
  • Complete forms/applications for various outside organizations such as Chronicle for Philanthropy, S&P and Better Business Bureau.
  • Coordinate activities of the division with other divisions of the National Trust, including scheduling, travel, Board/other meetings and conference calls.
  • Assist in organizing upcoming Board Committee meetings, collect materials for the meeting and work with our outside Investment Advisors or other consultants to send the meeting materials to the Committee members and appropriate staff.
  • Distribute mail, organize filing systems, coordinate preparation of Board meeting materials, annual report statements, budget reports, and Finance staff presentations as required.
  • Complete other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience including some experience in accounting, project management, or budgeting, with an emphasis in journal entries, financial reporting, investments and account analysis/reconciliations.
  • Intermediate analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
  • Basic project-management skills, including project budgeting and planning. Ability to achieve results with moderate supervision.
  • Effective presentation skills. Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills, as well as strong verbal communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience successfully managing key stakeholders. Proven ability to collaborate and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders. Public contact and ability to work successfully in close proximity to others required.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging culturally diverse colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion. Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment. Ability to work effectively with frequent interruptions required. Able to handle frequently changing and/or unscheduled tasks with accuracy.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (including pivot tables) required. Familiarity with other accounting software (Unit4 or similar) a plus.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) required; accounting degree preferred.


Good benefits, including affordable health, dental and life insurance, 5% retirement contribution and 3+ weeks of vacation, plus sick time and holidays.

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Company Description
National Trust for Historic Preservation | Washington, DC
2600 Virignia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037