Job Title: Accounting Clerk
Reports to: Director of Finance & Administration
Location: D.C. metro area
About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery(GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.
GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom. The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.
The Accounting Clerk role is an exciting opportunity to support the financial needs and team of a high-growth organization. This position will be responsible for accurately maintaining the organization’s accounting and other financial records.
Manage all accounts payable including ensuring costs are appropriately documented and approved, entering transactions, and supporting the execution of payments.
Maintain accounts receivable records, ensuring records are comprehensive and all payments are correctly applied.
Develop and maintain online and paper filing systems for accounting files.
Manage accounting schedules, and prepare and enter month end closing entries including allocation of costs and recognition of revenue.
Prepare and upload payroll, tax, and benefits payments and serve as a primary point person for related vendors.
Prepare internal and external financial reports, including for GFEMS’ donors
Support budgeting, both internally and for donor-specific needs
Support procurement process, including serving as a resource on internal compliance / policy and reviewing and maintaining relevant documentation.
Support the annual audit and preparation of tax forms and filings.
Provide additional administrative or other support as requested.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate with a mix of technical and operational experience, including 1-3 years of professional experience providing a broad range of accounting support in a not for profit organization; and/or equivalent experience. Knowledge of bookkeeping and basic accounting principles is required. Experience with Quickbooks is a plus. Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail, and data entry skills.
Please email resume and cover letter in a single PDF document labelled “firstname lastname - Accounting Clerk” to email@example.com with subject line “Accounting Clerk.” You should be prepared to provide references upon request. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.
Compensation and Benefits
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. GFEMS is prepared to offer a competitive benefits package.
GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.