Senior Accountant

Do you want to use your financial skills to do more than just balance books? Would you like to know that your acumen is being used to have a triple bottom line impact on nonprofits in 170 countries?

GlobalGiving is a U.S.-based public charity that connects nonprofit organizations with individual and corporate donors, unique learning opportunities, and a suite of fundraising tools and campaigns. We are seeking a Senior Accountant who is self-motivated and committed to the GlobalGiving Core Values to support our Operations team.

The Senior Accountant is a key contributor to the GlobalGiving team. This position reports to the VP of Finance and will help ensure all financial accounting functions are completed accurately, prepare interim financial reports, and manage periodic compliance reporting. GlobalGiving seeks a candidate who can work independently, who approaches work with a high level of conscientiousness, thoughtfulness and quality, and who will relish the opportunity to support and actively contribute to a growing organization and dynamic team.

The successful candidate will bring a learning orientation to the role and display curiosity, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurship in the achievement of the position’s goals. Your work in this role will make a direct, positive impact for millions of people around the world.

We have a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s input and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are our most valued resource and the basis for our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees for a successful career. If you care about collaboration, curiosity, communication excellence, and continuous improvement, this position is right for you.

Primary Responsibilities

Financial Accounting

  • Ensure the accuracy and timely completion of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, staff expense reports, cash disbursements, collections, payroll, fixed asset records, etc.
  • Reconcile operating bank account activating including investments.
  • Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing internal controls.
  • Monitor restricted grants and government contracts and maintain clear reporting, tracking, and reconciliation of each.
  • Maintain and balance general ledger, including chart of accounts, segmentations, grant expenditures, and cost pools.
  • Reconcile accrued liability and asset ledgers, inter-company, and subsidiary transactions through internal financial statements.
  • Record and reconcile summary journal entries from other financial systems.
  • Coordinate accounting matters with other functions; resolve any discrepancies/disputes

Financial Reporting

  • Issue monthly and quarterly financial reports to management, identifying, analyzing, and summarizing trends/information to aid management in business strategy and decision-making.
  • Support financial analysis tools to evaluate new initiatives or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, products costing, etc..


  • Guide team to manage bookkeeping, recordkeeping, and internal controls including maintaining policies and procedures documentation. Keep GlobalGiving in solid standing with GAAP and governing authorities.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are compliant with Federal regulations governing government and USAID assistance awards, in particular 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 700.
  • Support annual audit and tax process to timely completion with unqualified opinion, ensuring all management recommendations are resolved.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements, ensuring all registrations and charitable certifications are completed, accurate, and filed on time, including but not limited to state registrations.
  • File 1099s annually and ensure all necessary W9 forms are on file
  • Stay abreast of accounting rule and regulation changes and serve as a resource on accounting matters
  • Manage document retention policies and conduct periodic file and archive audits to ensure good standing.

Required Qualifications

For our team to be a great fit for you, the following qualifications should resonate with you:

  • 5+ years progressive accounting experience, with an academic background in financial accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Commitment to the GlobalGiving mission and core values

Preferred Qualifications

In addition, the ideal candidate would also have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • CPA certification, experience with non-profit accounting, and experience with federal contracting and awards preferred
  • Proficiency with Netsuite ideal

Salary Range

$75,000 to $105,000


This is a full-time position based in our Washington DC office.

Benefits include flexible work hours, remote work options, 5 weeks of paid time off per year, professional development opportunities, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, my work helped more than 700 kids get their essential health and educational needs met." (One of many true stories.) And of course, we've also got you covered with benefits like health care, dental/vision, paid family leave, paid sabbaticals, commuter benefits, and 401K.

Applicants must reside in the United States. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have legal authorization to work in the United States for the duration of the position. GlobalGiving does not sponsor employment visas.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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