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Staff Accountant

Department: Administration & Operations
Location: Washington, DC





Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region.  Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.


KIND seeks a Staff Accountant based in its Headquarters office in Washington, DC to assist the Vice President for Finance and Administration with the accounting and financial operations of the organization.



A minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit bookkeeping or similar experience, including expertise in QuickBooks Pro Desktop, MS Excel, MS Word and online payroll software such as Paylocity. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles related to nonprofit organizations required. Bachelorís degree in accounting or finance required, Masterís degree preferred.



Position requires a thorough understanding of accounting and a highly organized, forward thinking individual who is self-motivated and able to take initiative with sound judgment. Individual must have the ability to perform responsibilities in a professional manner and to handle assignments with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality. Proven organizational skills including excellent time-management and ability to prioritize tasks required. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently as well as a member of a team.


Commensurate with education & experience.


Finance Manager





  •  Payroll entry and management, working with HR to ensure new hires, deductions and payroll changes are processed correctly
  •  Quickbooks entries including but not limited to invoice and journal entries.
  •  Recording and processing deposits
  •  Accounts receivable and Accounts Payable
  •  Producing salary allocation reports and other reports necessary for the accountants
  •  Assisting with finance administrative tasks
  •  Assisting with 990, audit reports and monthly close



Work is generally performed within the office environment


This position does not require travel.



Applications, including a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages) and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted online at: Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.

KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.

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