General Ledger Accountant

Job Type

Full Time




100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest
District of Columbia
United States


Located in the Office of Finance at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the staff accountants perform general accounting activities, reporting and analysis. The Accountant also interpret transactions, reconcile general ledger accounts, and report on financial data under the direction of the Controller or Assistant Controller


A successful incumbent into this role will be a well-trained accountant who likes a blend of transactional and analytical work, with a strong interest in using technology to enhance work product. The incumbent will need to embraces an environment currently in the process of a major system upgrade and renewed emphasis on customer service and continuous improvement. 

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

Provides broad range of general accounting activities such as the following:

  • Preparing account analysis and account reconciliations for balance sheets and income statement accounts in support of periodic financial reports and the annual financial statement audit.
  • Compiling supporting documentation for journal entries associated with assigned accounts within the monthly closing schedule.
  • Preparing, analyzing and reconciling accounting reports, fund reports, donor reports and other financial reports.
  • Efficiently accessing and interpreting financial system data.
  • Working with fixed asset accounting module.
  • Preparing assigned audit schedules and Financial Statement Notes and following up on questions and issues.
  • Assisting with internal and external financial reporting
  • Preparing and reconciling Federal financial reports and schedules, including GTAS, IRS form 990, SF-133 and the 224.
  • Documenting ‘desk procedures.’
  • Processing accounting transactions in the Museum's PeopleSoft financial system.
  • Participating in special projects and performs additional duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Bachelor's degree (Accounting) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two years of general ledger/analytical experience; additional accounting operations experience is helpful.
  • Demonstrated exposure to 501(c)3 organizations and/or Federal funds accounting strongly preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the following:

  • Integrated financial information systems (PeopleSoft preferred), including query/report writing. Also, with multiple third-party subsystem feeds into the financial system.
  • Demonstrated sophistication with Excel; some experience with other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Drafting and/or enhance existing written procedures and processes.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Plan and handle high volume with close attention to detail, outstanding numerical accuracy and meticulous follow-through. Commitment to continuous process improvement.
  • Conduct research, analyze data and solve problems.
  • Work effectively- both independently and as a team member- with multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressures.
  • Speak and write clearly, and to communicate technical information so non-technical staff can understand it.
  • Self-manage (initiative, excellent time management and organizational skills).
  • Sound business judgment and the ability to handle confidential information.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree