Senior Accountant – Rockville, MD

The Organization

The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP), a non-­‐profit organization based in Rockville, Maryland, was established in 2008 to empower and inspire women to transform themselves, their families, their communities, and the world. The JWRP’s flagship program is Momentum, an eight-­‐day, highly subsidized, action-­‐packed journey through Israel—an opportunity for women who share a common vision of self-­‐growth and personal development to deeply explore themselves. More than 10,000 women from 26 different countries have already experienced this life-­‐changing trip, returning home with the best gift of all—a deep, eternal connection to Israel, a profound kinship with each other, and a heart filled with Jewish values.

At the request of many participants, their husbands, and partnering organizations, the JWRP created Momentum opportunities for men, helping to lift the family together; and hundreds of men have already experienced the spirit-­‐building power of Momentum.

The JWRP works in partnership with a wide spectrum of community organizations and has established itself among major Jewish organizations and leaders, built a stable base of funding, and continues to grow. Thanks to a partnership with the Israeli government, the JWRP will expand its reach to even more organizations in more countries.

An extremely dedicated, hands-­‐on, entrepreneurial group of professionals and lay leaders have built the organization from scratch to where it is today.

JWRP is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $10M and business operations in several countries.

The Position

The Senior Accountant position awaits the right person to join a rapidly developing department and organization. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Senior Accountant will be a critical member of the Finance/Accounting team, advancing the systems and work of the department. Working collaboratively with other finance team members (including Staff Accountant, Accounting Assistant and subcontractors), the Senior Accountant is responsible for leading all daily accounting operations, preparing & monitoring annual budgets, performing monthly reconciliations, generating internal and external reports, and working closely with the external auditor and tax advisor.

Near-Term Priorities:

  • Working closely with departmental staff, Development and Program teams, and outside vendors to accelerate the integration of software systems (A/P, A/R, Accounting, Donor Management) so they better “talk” to one another. Leverage newly integrated systems to optimize accounting and finance reporting to better support organizational advancement.
  • Improve and strengthen the financial reporting packages for board presentations.
  • Develop and enhance current procedures for billing, cash receipts, cash disbursements and payroll to ensure timely financial reporting.
  • Develop and implement a process for meeting quarterly with department leaders to review budget to actual variance analysis, strengthen interdepartmental communication and provide education about the overall organizational performance.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Maintain necessary controls around day-to-day full cycle activities of accounts, ledger, accounts receivable, invoicing/billing, accounts payable, cash disbursements, payroll functions, fixed asset records, expense reports and credit cards.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of charitable pledges, cash receivables, and credit card contributions and online receipts, to ensure timely and accurate reporting, invoicing collections, and proper tax reporting to donors.
  • Complete timely and accurate monthly closings, including reconciliation of bank and credit card statements, expense reports, and development of department reports.
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness and appropriate accounting controls for the outsourced (ADP) payroll process.
  • Lead conversion to new accounting software.
  • Oversee accounting and tax work for JWRP international entities and perform consolidation procedures of these entities into the JWRP US books.

Budgeting, Reporting, & Compliance

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and accuracy of all financial reporting.
  • Develop and monitor annual budget; analyze variances in all cost centers; draft financial reports for management and the Board.
  • Establish and manage cash flow forecasting model to support planning.
  • Create dashboards, scenarios, ad-hoc analysis, and financial reports to illuminate trends and financial position for internal management and board use
  • Work closely with the external auditors and tax advisors, ensuring timely completion of annual audits and filing of required federal and state tax returns.
  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of donations from all US states and from overseas, in compliance with charity evaluators. Ensure finance systems and processes conform to JWRP’s policies and comply with GAAP and IRS standards and guidelines.
  • Train departmental staff as necessary to enhance operational strength and performance.
  • Prepare submission for reimbursement reports to international governmental authority.

Qualifications & Success Factors

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to JWRP’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the work, including:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in a related field (or equivalent work experience and training) a plus. CPA (active, inactive or planning to sit) strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible accrual-based, nonprofit accounting with revenue streams from individual contributions and grant funding.
  • Experience with accounting and database software required; familiarity with QuickBooks, Salesforce, Click & Pledge, highly desirable.
  • Experience working with outside vendors and software providers to optimize the accounting system conversion and integration with other software technologies. Comfort level, experience and desire to work in a “start-up” environment where systems and processes are evolving. Ability to contribute to the development of efficient, compliant processes.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office software (especially Excel and PowerPoint), including ability to develop models and spreadsheets with multiple linking
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to educate and work with team members within the finance department and across all other departments.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Ability to achieve results with minimal supervision. Hands-on mentality a must. Views every challenge as an opportunity to improve and advance department’s work and contribution.
  • Some experience with international transactions helpful.
  • Proven ability and willingness to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.
  • Ability to work beyond standard hours as needed to meet deadlines and expectations; and a willingness to work non-traditional hours as needed, including nights and Sundays, during events and meetings.

Application Process
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JWRP is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal opportunity laws and regulations.