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Staff Accountant

Position Title: Staff Accountant

Supervisor: Manager, Financial Operations

Department: Finance

Grade: 55, exempt

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week



The staff accountant ensures compliance with accounting and internal control policies and procedures, and works closely with the Manager, Financial Operations, on the overall accounting and finance functions of the office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and approve high volume accounts payable invoices, including verifying account coding and compliance with policies and procedures; resolve related problems.
  • Perform general ledger reconciliation account analysis.
  • Process wire transfers and ACH (Automated Clearinghouse Payments) reconciling monthly.
  • Process all void and/or stop payment requests and reissue payments as necessary.
  • Reconcile accounts and initiate corrective action, including reconciliation of multiple systems.
  • Prepare journal entries related to cash and credit card activities.
  • Research inquiries from departments and propose solutions.
  • Conduct transfer of financial information from internal accounting system, exporting applicable files to the University system.
  • Manage petty cash account and assist with daily cash count.
  • Preparation and submission of 1099 form reporting.
  • Assist with the monthly close process and year-end procedures.
  • Assist with budget and forecasting processes.
  • Work as part of a team in the overall daily functions of the Finance Office, to assist with meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, supplemented by a minimum of five years of progressively responsible financial management or accounting experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Microsoft Office and financial database experience.

Additional Qualifications

Excellent communication and collaborative skills, and a commitment to transparency and to serving others in a respectful manner.

To Apply

The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).