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Staff Accountant I (Bethesda, MD)

compensation: not listed
employment type: full-time

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and one of the most innovative and successful organizations of its kind – is seeking a Staff Accountant I at its national headquarters conveniently located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which CFF stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.


Demonstrates proficiency in moderately complex technical accounting concepts. Ensures that assigned day-to-day operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting principles, policies and objectives. Able to work independently and communicate progress to supervisors in order to achieve deadlines. Responsible for recording and monitoring transactions for CFF grants and contracts. Prepares reconciliations for certain balance sheet accounts (cash, prepaids, receivables, and refundable deposits). Demonstrates proficiency with computerized systems as needed to complete assignments.


Responsible for CFF grant /contract accounting; records and reconciles all related activity for +$200M grants program.
Reconcile GL account balances to MicroEdge Gifts monthly and records adjustments via journal entries.
Monitor and review activity, prepare documentation for payments, and interface with Grants Manager to carry out these duties.
Reconciles CF Foundation’s cash accounts (Chapter Depository, Direct Mail Processor, and petty cash); resolves issues and records adjustment, as necessary.
Reconciles all prepaid accounts (Prepaid rent, insurance, others)
Reconciles refundable deposits
Prepare escheatment (unclaimed property) state reports in accordance with each state’s guidelines
Prepares various month-end balance sheet reconciliations.
Assists with month-end and annual closing activities as needed, including month-end journal entries, responding to questions from chapters, and adjustments/reclassifications.
Conducts testing procedures in connection with upgrades, as necessary.
Ensures chapter inquiries and requests for assistance are handled promptly and professionally.
Participates in software upgrades. Conducts testing procedures to prepare for upgrades. Identifies and communicate problems.


In-depth knowledge of accounting principles in order to prepare journal entries and reconciliations at a level normally acquired through completion of bachelor’s degree in accounting. Analyzes the effects of transactions on account relationships.
Approximately 1 to 3 years of progressively responsible and related work experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to deal with internal and external parties, such as banks, outside vendors and staff in chapter field offices.
Analytical skills necessary to complete reconciliations and resolve accounting issues.
Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and General Ledger accounting software. Ability to learn and become proficient with additional software including Microsoft Dynamics GP, Paramount Workplace, Clearview and other software.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when applying accounting principles and preparing reconciliations and analyses. Able to meet deadlines and communicate progress to manager.

This is a unique opportunity to direct your energy and talents towards achieving a “life enhancing” mission, while benefitting from the resources and support of a highly regarded national non-profit organization.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to under "Careers".

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.

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