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Accountant at ADRA


ADRA Takoma Park, MD (Onsite) Full-Time

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God's love and compassion. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

ADRA International is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such we have the right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church in the hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not found, we will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand, respect and honor the mission, purpose, and identity of ADRA International.



The Accountant will be responsible for maintaining relationships with related entities (GC, NAD, etc.) and performing monthly reconciliations of the accounts receivables accounts, processing planned giving contributions, managing deposits completed by caging service, recording fund designation entries of contributions received, recording corporate credit cards payments and allocations, managing fixed assets and equipment, providing assistance to the financial reporting team with general functions including preparing journals, creating and distributing reports, general inquiries, and audit support.




* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related discipline.
* Prior experience working with accounting software is helpful.
* Other skills and abilities that are required:
* Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
* Analytical ability to interpret and analyze data for reports.
* Accuracy and attention to detail.
* Ability to work independently, in an organized manner and with excellent follow through.


* Second language preferred.
* 0-5 years of work experience preferred.



* Presenting and Communicating - Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information, and key points clearly.
* Adapting and Responding to Change - Adapts to changing circumstances; accepts new ideas and change initiatives.
* Teamwork - Work cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals.
* Initiative - Proactively originates action rather than only responding to suggestions and directions from others.



* Manage the GC and NAD A/R accounts by preparing monthly reconciliations, coordinating the distribution of intercompany memos to assigned accountants, recording assigned transactions and contributions, and following up on outstanding reconciliations items in a timely manner
* Process planned giving donations, determine revenue or receivable in consultation with Senior Accountant and submit for deposit, communicate treatment to Donor Services, and reconcile contribution receivables monthly
* Manage the deposits completed by caging service and recorded by accounting clerk
* Record fund designation entries of contributions received with clerk support
* Record corporate credit card payments and allocations to AR accounts
* Manage the distribution of the monthly cost centre reports in ADRAnet
* Create and provide quarterly create/post report
* Manage fixed assets and equipment in inventory system, including reviewing cost centre activity for fixed assets and equipment, and prepare and record the monthly depreciation
* Prepare the annual value of assets for HR and ARM for insurance coverage
* Facilitate the year-end inventory of fixed assets and equipment
* Assist in completing financial surveys and reporting such as Better Business Bureau and prepare some registrations such as D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Non-profit Corporation Domestic Report filing (bi-annually), State of Maryland Personal Property Return (annually), and DC Unclaimed Property Report (annually).
* PBC (Prepared by Client) - prepare and provide documents and questions related to areas of responsibility
* Other duties as assigned



Some travel may be requested and authorized by supervisor



Must be able to work in a fast-paced and customer service-oriented environment; to perform duties under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner; to work as part of a team as well as to complete assignments independently; to take instructions from supervisors; to exercise problem-solving skills; and to interact with co-workers, supervisors, network employees, donors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.



Person must be able to perform essential job functions with or without accommodation.


Committee Membership




Status: Exempt


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