Entry Level Accounting Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




Falls Church
United States


The Accounting Specialist provides accounting support to daily, weekly, monthly and annual accounting operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger accounting, and account reconciliation.

More about Tahirih Justice Center

Founded in 1997, the Tahirih Justice Center is a national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, and forced marriage. Its holistic model for protection combines free legal and social services with bridge-building policy advocacy, training and education. Tahirih is a Bahá'í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls enjoy equality and can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih has a staff of 70 with offices in Falls Church, VA; Houston, TX; Baltimore, MD; San Francisco, CA and an office soon to be opened in Atlanta, GA. Tahirih’s annual operating budget is approximately $9M and growing.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable (A/P)

o Processes A/P by recording expenses to accounts after analyzing invoices and expense reports

o Processes employee reimbursements

o Verifies entries and compares system reports to balances

o Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions

• Accounts Receivable (A/R)

o Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions

o Records revenue entries by verifying and entering transactions

• General Ledger (G/L)

o Records monthly recurring and reversing journal entries

o Maintains adequate and appropriate supporting information for all journal entries

o Maintains detailed listings of the contents of all balance sheet accounts

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field, or at least three years of related experience in lieu of a degree

• Knowledge of double-entry accounting principles

• Strong computer skills including accounting databases, Excel and other software


Benefits: To learn more about Tahirih and our benefits, please visit tahirih.org.  

Level of Language Proficiency

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field, or at least three years of related experience in lieu of a degree

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To apply, please email a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above qualifications, a resume and a list of three professional references to:

Human Resources Department

Tahirih Justice Center

6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300

Falls Church, VA 22042


Fax: 571-282-6162

Please note: Candidates applying must have work authorization in the United States.


The Tahirih Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. Tahirih’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Men are particularly encouraged to apply.