Senior Staff Accountant – DC Office

Senior Staff Accountant – DC Office

Latino Economic Development Center

The Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community development organization founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate income Latinos and other D.C. area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. It achieves its mission through small business development and lending, homeownership counseling and affordable housing preservation. LEDC’s main office is in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC and has branch offices in Maryland, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

Position Summary

LEDC is seeking an experienced Senior Staff Accountant responsible for managing all financial transactions and preparing all applicable documentation for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end procedures. The Senior Staff Accountant reports to the Director of Finance and Operations. 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.
  • Maintain and record transactions to accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger.
  • Development and maintenance of financial records, spreadsheets, and files.
  • Maintain Accounts Payable accounting database and ensure Accounts Payable function is managed in line with company policy.
  • 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.
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers and vendors, including reconciliation of vendor statements, the AP disbursement group, 1099 and tax-related matters.
  • 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.
  • Distribute invoices to relevant colleagues for approval and ensure invoices are entered on to the accounting systems accurately, and with relevant coding required.
  • Process timely and accurate vendor invoices, per diem request, credit card invoices, expense reports and check requests for payment.
  • Assist in the yearly budget preparation; manage budget and cash projections on an on-going basis.
  • 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 preparation and coordination of schedules including SEFA for the A-133 audit and the annual Form 990 process.
  • 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 general accepted accounting principles.
  • Implement related accounting functions, including but not limited to, payroll, cash disbursements, cash receipts, journal entries, and financial reports.
  • 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 with an annual budget of at least $3,000,000.
  • Experience with Abila MIP software preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong experience with MS Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team in a small office.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated professionalism in written correspondence.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


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

LEDC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Isis Salmeron at