National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 06-Feb-2018 to 05-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Finance & HR
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Part Time

Are you searching for a job with purpose? This is your opportunity to contribute your skills and passion to a national non-profit working to build better lives for individuals and families with mental illness.   

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  Since NAMI's beginning in 1979, we have established ourselves through dedication, commitment and an unceasing belief in our mission to strengthen communities and help those in need. The heart of NAMI is our unrivaled grassroots network of volunteers in communities across the nation. Through our united support, education, advocacy and awareness efforts, NAMI is at the forefront, a recognized force in urging new ideas and solutions to improve lives. 

We currently have an opening for a Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant is responsible for facilitating the day to day activities of the accounting department; evaluating and assigning the coding of disbursements and receipts; insuring proper procedures are being followed and appropriate internal controls are in place; and completing portions of Month End Closing. This individual will report to the Controller.


  • The actions of the Staff Accountant should provide the necessary support for Controller in producing financial records that are fairly and accurately presented
  • Staff Accountant's duties will be completed in timely manner to help meet the day to day requirements of the department
  • Review disbursements and receipts to make sure they are properly coded, verify that we have the proper supporting documentation, and direct disbursements to the proper manager to approve the disbursement
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on all grants. Liaise with departments on grant spend down vs. budget. Verify all grants are properly coded and have proper supporting documentation.
  • Record month end journal entries
  • Prepare and reconcile assigned general ledger schedules by monthly closing date
  • Prepare invoices
  • Record Membership refunds/credits when requested.
  • Make Monthly Membership Distribution
  • Supervise maintenance of certain accounting files and records for accounting projects
  • Create monthly Cash Report and Online Giving Report.
  • Support CFO on state charity and corporate registrations.
  • Help establish and maintain internal controls.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • CPA designation or candidate
  • An understanding of GAAP, Internal Controls, and other Non-profit Accounting Aspects
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Experience and familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience and familiarity with integrated accounting software
  • The ability to navigate different databases and financial websites
  • Professional written and oral communication (in English) among co-workers, affiliates, vendors and donors

This position is based in Arlington, Va.

Must pass background check.


Equal Opportunity Employer  M/F/D/V


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