Accounts Payable

  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Salary
    $ 55000 - $ 60000
  • Category
    Accounts Payable
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_5_849435_2870833
  • Job type
    Direct Hire

Accounting Principals is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist (Disbursement Specialist) to join our client in Washington, D.C. Our client is a nonprofit that specializes in supporting democratic institutions globally. The Accounts Payable Specialist (Disbursement Specialist) is an integral part of the Finance team’s daily disbursement activities, supporting our client’s international grant making program activities. Must have nonprofit and grant experience.

This is a direct hire role that is 100% remote. The salary range for this position is $55k-$60k.

Responsibilities:

  • Processes vendor payments authorized by the Accounting team on a semi-weekly basis and supports the daily grantee payment cycle.
  • Update’s vendor electronic records in the accounting system, maintains beneficiary records in several online banking platforms, and initiates daily wire and ACH transfers for management approval.
  • Ensures payments are processed timely by actively problem-solving any issues encountered.
  • Interacts and communicates with financial institutions, external vendors as needed to research and resolve all banking issues related to delayed, rejected or returned wires and ACH transfers in a timely manner.
  • Alerts Finance management to any internal or external issues that may arise, and proactively addresses the root cause
  • Enters transactions into the accounting system’s purchasing module, either by direct invoice entry and/or by preparing a purchase invoice summary import template for upload.
  • Updates the grant management system with applicable payment data to inform grantmaking staff of grant payment status.
  • Maintains the organization and completeness of file documents, including performing scanning and record retention duties, as well as providing general assistance with records filing and archiving as may be required.
  • Assists with retrieving disbursement documentation necessary for audit preparation and response.
  • Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting, or similar field
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong working knowledge of electronic funds transfer management
  • Demonstrated experience with use of various online banking systems. Experience with WUBS Global Pay and/or Edge platforms a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of robust double-entry accounting systems, specifically related to purchasing and payables, with Microsoft NAV Serenic Navigator experience a plus.
  • Efficient in use of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively convey financial and banking matters both verbally and in writing to non-financial staff.
  • Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.


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