Entry-Level Staff Accountant - 30 hour workweek (6.5 hours per day)

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Entry-Level Staff Accountant

(30 Hours/week)

Position Description


Council for a Livable World (CLW) is

a non-partisan 501(c)4 non-profit organization that promotes policies to reduce

and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons. CLW advocates for a more principled

approach to U.S. national security and foreign policy and seeks to increase

peace and security and to reduce the threat of war and nuclear weapons by

representing our members in Washington D.C. and endorsing congressional

candidates who support our goals.

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (CACNP), is a 501(c)3 non-profit education,

research and policy analysis organization, that has its own network of nuclear

and defense experts. Center produces research, reports, op-eds, factsheets and

briefings to inform and enhance the policy discourse in Washington DC, across

the United States, and internationally. Its mission is to reduce the risk of

war and halt and eventually eliminate the spread of nuclear weapons, as well as

to encourage a principled approach to U.S. national security and foreign policy

and increase peace and security.

CACNP’s is the “sister” organization, and complements the work of, the Council for a

Livable World (CLW).

General Statement of Duties:

The Council for a Livable World and Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are

looking for an energetic, hard-working, and thoughtful person with excellent

accounting and organizational skills to support the operations of our organizations.

The Entry-Level Staff Accountant ensures efficient and effective bookkeeping by helping to manage databases of constituent and contribution records for both organizations and the Council’s

Candidate Fund, and by assisting and supporting the Controller when needed. This position is for a 30-hour work week, reporting directly to the Controller and is based in Washington, D.C. Work will performed in our offices (a short walking distance from Union Station).

Supervision Received: Controller

Salary:  $35,000.00, not negotiable


Health insurance includes 90% employer-paid option for all employees alongside plans requiring payroll deductions; group life and long-term/short-term disability insurance, 100% employer paid; group dental and vision insurance, 100% employer paid; voluntary participation in 401k after one year of employment, with partial employer matching funds. Ample time off, including generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. 

Supervision Exercised: None

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Management

  • Log and track accurately contributions in Raiser’s Edge
  • and Financial Edge
  • Secure and maintain donor financial information with
  • proper controls
  • Keep database up to date with address changes, bad
  • addresses, deceased donors, etc.
  • Perform research for development efforts, including
  • queries and reports from Raiser’s Edge
  • Prepare mailing lists for direct mail
  • Create invitation lists and contribution data for fundraising events
  • Ensure that Harness, ActBlue, Raiser’s Edge, and Financial Edge database are up-to-date and coordinated with one another, identify any issues with the database syncing and contacting the proper vendors to get technical support
  • Provide other information and reports upon request


  • Process credit-card contributions using ActBlue and
  • import into Raiser’s Edge and transfer to Financial Edge
  • Maintain donor files for Senate and House campaigns for
  • Federal Election Commission-specific requirements (job details, funds
  • transmitted to candidates’ update) and ensure proper controls
  • Prepare Senate and House candidate transfer of funds
  • information from Raiser’s Edge, if needed in the future
  • Prepare data for transmittal to campaigns and Federal Election Commission
  • Assist in monitoring Federal Election Commission individual donor limits
  • Assist with annual organization audits
  • Data entry of invoices and filing paid invoice

Key Qualifications:

  • Passion for mission-driven organizations and interest in a career in non-profit
  • accounting, administration or operations

  • High levels of initiative, ownership thinking, integrity, and professionalism
  • Experience with bookkeeping, data entry, or administration, with non-profit or
  • political committee experience a plus
  • Some proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, and/or other similar
  • databases a plus, or the ability to immediately become proficient; ability
  • to work independently and troubleshoot when problems arise.
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize, and judgment to make timely and sound
  • decisions
  • Ability to focus in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and be flexible with
  • multiple daily interruptions, schedule changes, etc
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality standard
  • Strong collaboration skill and the ability/desire to be a team player
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and evenings, if ever needed (very rare)
  • Sense of humor required, as well as honesty, good judgment, and a no-job-too-small attitude

Application Procedure

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Please do not call or email to

inquire about your application.  We will only be in further contact with those candidates we select for interviews, and there will be a quiz that will be administered via Zoom (question and answer)

at some point.

The Council and Center are Equal Opportunity Employers—people of color, people with

disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. We offer competitive benefits and a flexible, welcoming work environment.



Entry-Level Staff Accountant

(30 Hours/week)

Position Description


Council for a Livable World (CLW) is

a non-partisan 501(c)4 non-profit organization that promotes policies to reduce

and eventually eliminate nuclear…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


USD 35,000 - USD 35,000Full benefits for medical, dental/vision/life/disability/401k; prorated time-off benefits (for 30-hour workweek)


Washington, DC, USA

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