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Accounting & Finance Senior Associate

J Street

J Street

Accounting & Finance
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

Position Title: Accounting & Finance Senior Associate

Reports to: VP of Finance & Administration

Start Date: 4/1/24

Location: Hybrid (2-3 days in office)

Status: Full Time, Exempt

About J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans working for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that preserving Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depends on achieving a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security. J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Congress, the media and the Jewish community; (2) Endorsing and raising money for federal candidates who share J Street’s agenda; and (3) Educating the public and raising awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.

About the Role

As an Accounting & Finance Senior Associate, you will play a crucial role in maintaining accurate financial records and ensuring the efficient management of our financial transactions. Reporting to and working closely with the VP of Finance and Administration, you will be responsible for performing various accounting tasks to support the smooth operation of our organization. The ideal candidate is experienced in Sage Intacct, Salesforce, Eventbrite, and Microsoft Office or Google Suites.


  • Record day-to-day financial transactions including purchases, sales, receipts,and payments.
  • Maintain and reconcile accounts payable and accounts receivable ledgers.
  • Prepare and process invoices, bills, and bank deposits in a timely manner.
  • Monitor overdue accounts and follow up on outstanding payments.
  • Assist with credit card reconciliations (Amex) and employee expense reimbursements.
  • Reconcile bank and investment statements and ensure accuracy of financial data.
  • Assist with budget preparation and variance analysis.
  • Provide support with audits and required IRS filings, such as 900 and 1099.
  • Ad hoc financial tasks and projects as needed.

Must haves:

  • Degree or certification in finance or accounting (preferred)
  • 2-3 years experience preferably at non-profit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Sage Intacct (preferred, not required)
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce and Eventbrite

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position, with occasional work outside traditional work hours on an as-needed basis. The salary is $56,500 - $60,000. Per J Street's Collective Bargaining Agreement, pay and title are commensurate with experience and according to pay bands outlined in our CBA. This position is expected to be in person at least 2 to 3 days a week.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Unlimited personal time off
  • sick leave
  • generous parental and family leave
  • paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays,
  • health and dental insurance
  • company-paid life insurance,
  • a 401k program including an employer match
  • commuter benefits,
  • and a flexible spending account.

J Street recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is not included in J Street’s bargaining unit.

Physical Requirements

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. J Street will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of all employees J Street employees are required to provide proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination. J Street will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.

To Apply

We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities that care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below:

  1. Resume
  2. A cover letter that explains why you are the best candidate for this position
  3. List of Three References

Applications are being accepted now and the position will be filled as quickly as possible.

At J Street we value an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our employees, and the communities we work with. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.