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Finance Specialist – DC Office

Latino Economic Development Center

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) community development organization founded in 1991. LEDC is fast-paced and growing nonprofit. It applies a racial/ethnic equity lens to its work and its mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate income Latinos and other underserved residents by providing them with the skills and tools they need to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.  Its main program areas include Small Business Development, Financing, Housing Counseling, Affordable Housing Preservation (through Tenant Organizing), and Direct Community Investments. LEDC is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has satellite offices in Wheaton, MD; Baltimore, MD; Arlington, MD; and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  

Position Summary

LEDC is seeking an experienced Finance Specialist responsible for providing financial, administrative, and clerical services, including processing and monitoring income/payments/expenditures in an effective and efficient manner. The Finance Specialist reports to the Director of Finance. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist the finance department with all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, filing and expense reporting.
  • Assist the finance department on the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Finance Department, including financial data entry, filing, analysis and expense reporting.
  • Maintain and record transactions to accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger.
  • Development and maintenance of financial records, spreadsheets and files.
  • Assist and support management and colleagues in setting up, documenting and managing processes in the accounting function in general, and specifically in relation to Accounts Payable.
  • Assist with implementing new policies and procedures to streamline accounts payable, including reviewing and analyzing expenses to ensure efficiencies.
  • Assist in management of staff expenses/credit card administration.
  • Ensure invoices are entered into the accounting system accurately, and with relevant coding required.
  • Distribute invoices to relevant colleagues for approval and ensure invoices are entered into the accounting systems accurately, and with relevant coding required.
  • Process timely and accurate vendor invoices, per diem requests, credit card invoices, expense reports and check requests for payment.
  • Assist in the yearly budget preparation; manage budget and cash projections on an ongoing basis.
  • Perform the processing and recording of accounts payable transactions and ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursement are paid accurately and in accordance with Finance policies and procedures, and in conjunction with OMB requirements for Federal grants.
  • Assist Director of Finance in the preparation of audits schedules and documentation.
  • Assist external auditors with the annual audit; prepare schedules and financial statements for the audit.
  • Assist in month-end and year-end close processes including adjusting journal entries, bank reconciliations, accruals, prepaid expenses, receivables, tax returns, and balance sheet accounts.
  • Assist in the federal grant management reporting and compliance matters; ensure timely completion of all financial reports.
  • Assist in grant-related functions, including budgets vs actual analysis, grant closeout functions as required by grantors, and reconciliation and monitoring of receivables.
  • Ensure data integrity, appropriate internal controls, proper accounting methodology, and adherence to internal and external reporting deadlines as related to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Assist in the allocation of income and expenses to funds and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related discipline that demonstrates the requisite knowledge to perform the duties of the job.
  • Recent work experience with 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
  • Experience with Sage Intacct and/or Abila MIP software preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong experience with MS Excel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Be able to demonstrate attention to detail and good record keeping.
  • Team player and can collaborate with other teams in the organization.


Negotiable based on experience, plus full benefits, and generous vacation.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Isis Salmeron at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

LEDC is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. In accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, LEDC takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. LEDC also participates in E-Verify.