Staff Accountant - Corporate Finance

Job Type

Full Time




7 East Baltimore Street
United States


Position Summary:

The position will be responsible for review and processing of monthly financial information, preparing and posting general ledger transactions, monitoring compliance with World Relief’s financial policies and procedures, account analysis and reconciliations as required. This position will also provide support to the payroll and accounts payable functions of the organization.


• Preparing and entering Home Office transactions into the general ledger on an ongoing basis

• Prepare accounting journals for upload and posting into the financial system pre-defined processes for journal entries, including automated upload of spreadsheets

• Perform specific bank reconciliations, balance sheet account reconciliations, as well as other accounting reconciliations

• Management and coordination of all Corporate and US office fixed assets. This includes maintaining the fixed asset schedules and GL account reconciliations.

• Participate in the chart of accounts maintenance including creation of codes

• Assist payroll accountant with various tasks including but not limited to, journal entries, payroll review and processing

• Coordinate cash receipts of grants, contributions, and miscellaneous income for the U.S. Affiliate offices

• Oversee the accounting process for integration of private income data into the G/L and related reconciliations

• Complete accounts reconciliations on a monthly basis, maintaining audit schedules for balance sheet accounts

• Prepare grant analysis and coordinate reconciliations with finance staff as required.

• Support the overall finance function through analysis of field operations , including report generation as requested

• Where necessary assist in research and answer questions from field staff, both area and affiliate, regarding all aspect of accounting policy or practice

• Develop procedures and updates to support activity related to job functions. This would include policy and procedure development as required for overall financial operations. 

• Prepare statutory filings as required by state and local governments relevant to finance function

• Proactively seek out resolutions to potential audit findings or financial issues

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

• Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in accounting, accounting cycle management, financial statements and analysis, and the financial audit process.

• General knowledge of non-profit and fund accounting principles is helpful.

• Knowledge of the general working of Windows-based general ledger accounting system and financial report writers.

• Ability to work with a multi-dimensional accounting system, such as a fund accounting system.

• Ability to maintain a physical filing system and an organized computer filing system, including systematic archiving of old data.

• Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, but knowing when to seek additional assistance or authorization.

• Ability to work diplomatically with managers to obtain support for change.

• Skill at managing a workload with a high volume of transactions.

• Skill at completing numerous tasks on a deadline despite interruptions.

• Skill at working with managers without an accounting background to request information and give directions.

• Good oral and written communication skills, including an ability to communicate by phone or by e-mail with people for whom English is not their first language.


  • Mature Christian with a commitment to leading a life in Christ and serving others.
  • Committed to the Mission, Vision, and Values of World Relief.
  • Affirms and believes World Relief’s Statement of Faith.
  • Four-year accounting or business degree with GPA equivalent to 3.0 or greater in a 4.0 system
  • Associate degree or lower GPA acceptable if there is more than three years of direct work experience
  • Working experience with automated accounting systems and financial report writing systems
  • High level of office software skills particularly Excel; database experience helpful



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.



  • General office setting.
  • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required.
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.


Full benefits package including health, vision, and dental options. Retirement package with employer match. Vacation, sick, and personal time. Week off between Christmas and New Year's.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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