Staff Accountant, International Development At American Near East Refugee Aid

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring the proper accounting of receipts, invoices, employee payroll, weekly transactional accounting tasks and payables for the DC/US office. This role maintains records and documentation for accounting and grant management functions and participates in the monthly close-out process by performing various supporting entries and reconciliations.

Duties & Responsibilities

General Accounting

Run electronic bank transactions report weekly to ensure that all bank transactions are properly and promptly recorded

Reconcile general ledger accounts

Support the Director of Accounting with monthly and annual accounting closings and audit

Prepare schedules and record journal entries for pension, depreciation, and other asset/liability accounts by compiling and analyzing account information

Prepare intercompany journal entry advices and submit to the country office accountants

Process and Reconcile Cash Receipts

Process and record all receipts in the general ledger system

Design and develop fundraising reports and extract data for analytical and reconciliation purposes

Create procedures to educate fundraising staff on management of donor data to ensure completeness and integrity of data

Identify any discrepancies between the fundraising sources and accounting system (Every Action, CRM). Research and identify root causes and communicate discrepancies to fundraising staff for resolution

Cash Disbursements

Process all payable transactions including processing all invoices and payments ensuring accuracy, proper documentation, and approval

Prepare business compliance filings such as 1099s

Responsible for collecting all credit card reports from employees, reviewing support documentation, and entering expenses into accounting system on a monthly basis


Process bi-monthly payroll. Ensure all appropriate benefit deductions, State, Federal, and local tax payments are processed correctly

Responsible for set up of new employees, projects, and time off in Replicon (online Timekeeping system) and running monthly and ad hoc reports on timesheets

Prepare schedule and enter functional allocation of salaries and fringe benefits

Grant Management and Organizational Support

Assist with gathering restricted grant/donation documentation from the fundraising department

Assist with budget entry (administrative and project) into the accounting system

Create activity codes for approved projects

Assist in sending out periodic emails and reminders for financial reporting deadlines and deliverables


Bachelors’ Degree in accounting or equivalent with 2-4 years of relevant experience or 7- 10 years of solid accounting experience

Intermediate knowledge and experience with Excel

Independent critical and analytical thinker with keen attention to detail required

Knowledge of automated accounting systems and word processing software

Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines

Ability to deal effectively with vendors and staff, good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience utilizing “Google Suite” software

Experience in the non-profit arena

Knowledge of Arabic language

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guide star, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Anera does not offer sponsorship

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


· 401(k)

· 401(k) matching

· Dental insurance

· Disability insurance

· Employee assistance program

· Flexible schedule​_

· Health insurance

· Health savings account

· Life insurance

· Paid time off

· Professional development assistance

· Retirement plan

· Vision insurance


· Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

Employee Safety is Our Top Priority. Anera follows CDC COVID guidelines for the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.


· Bachelor’s (Preferred)


· Accounting: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

· Temporarily due to COVID-19

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to “Staff Accountant” should be stated in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Anera does not provide sponsorship**

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