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Staff Accountant

Department: Finance & Operations
Location: Washington, DC, DC

About Digital Promise
Digital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve all levels of education and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

About the Position
The Staff Accountant is a key position within Digital Promise’s Finance and Operations Team, reporting to the Comptroller. The Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining and controlling general ledger accounts, recording financial transactions of the organization, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and providing thorough review of financial records. This position has primary responsibility for commercial invoicing and billing and must also be familiar with OMB and other grant reporting requirements for proper approval and allocation of expenses and payroll. 


  • Key member in the monthly close process. Prepares and imports journal entries with related, appropriate support for review. 

  • Ensures entries are completed in accordance with established deadlines.

  • Prepare account reconciliations in a timely manner

  • Prepare monthly journal entries in a timely manner

  • Complete monthly bank reconciliations and work with staff on outstanding items

  • Responsible for the billing of all exchange contracts

  • Responsible for preparing monthly draw down back up on federal expenditures

  • Prepare monthly salary allocations across organizational programs

  • Cross trains with other finance/accounting positions to assist, as needed, including payroll and accounts payable.

  • May coordinate work output of other staff.

  • Assist with the preparation for audits and ensure appropriate documentation of policies and procedures. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.

  • 2 years of related accounting experience plus additional experience, nonprofit accounting experience preferred

  • Demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting concepts, practices and procedures;

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions. 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

  • A passion for education, a team mentality, creativity, and a positive “can-do” “yes-and” spirit.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. 

To Apply
Please apply and submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. 

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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