Accounting & Operations Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




1016 16th St NW
Suite 500
United States


Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, psycho-social and emergency needs of more than 750,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

Job Description


Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Accounting & Operations Assistant provides finance and operational support with a specific focus on ensuring timely and effective processing of accounts payable, budget reconciliation and day-to-day office needs.



Accounting Support (75%)

  • Reviews and processes expenditure documentation including check requests and invoices for payment and vendor maintenance.
  • Assists with monitoring of accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Assists with monthly credit card and bank account reconciliations. Prepares paperwork for monthly stipend and other contract payments.
  • Processes cash and check deposits, in close collaboration with Development Team.
  • Assists in monthly and year-end closing processes including preparation of journal entries.
  • Assists with annual audits and with annual tax return (Form 990) preparations.
  • Maintains accounting and finance files and archives, according to retention policy.
  • Participates in regular team meetings and contributes to culture of open communication and free flow of information.
  • Participates in other projects, assignments and administrative tasks, as needed.

Operational Support (25%)

  • Serves as a resource to JRS/USA employees and visitors on administrative issues.
  • Submits, monitors, and provides appropriate communication for facilities, maintenance, and office equipment.
  • Provides support for new employee orientation program, as needed.
  • Assists leadership with procurement and general administrative duties.
  • Monitors and submits all office supply needs and orders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; minimum one year of experience, additional experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting standards for U.S. non-profit organizations.
  • Solid computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and other financial related software experience preferred
  • Keen analytic, organization, high attention to details and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to develop key working relationships.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to by April 20.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply