Position Summary

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong accounting skills to be part of the Finance and Operations department as a Part-time Senior Accountant. This position will oversee general accounting operations and perform complex accounting tasks, including journal entries, reconciliations, and verifying financial transactions. This person will record daily and monthly transactional activity while adhering to GAAP, including general ledger activities, month-end closing activities, reconciliation of accounts as directed, financial-related reports, schedules, and audits.

The part-time senior accountant will be responsible for providing accounting and general office operational support to the Director of Finance and Operations and assignments of special projects.

Education and Training

  • Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance

Other Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in general accounting with demonstrated success, preferably in non–profit or association sector.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP is a must.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Financial Edge (FE) and Raiser’s Edge (RE) (Blackbaud) software systems.
  • Highly detail-oriented.
  • Collaborative – able to assist members of the team with questions.
  • Highly skilled in MS Office 365, including advanced Excel (vlookup, pivot tables, charts, etc.), Word, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint.
  • Outstanding ability to thrive under pressure, effectively manage multiple responsibilities, and confident in working independently and using initiative to work through challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger account reconciliations for all accounts, including accruals, prepaid, A/R, A/P, fixed assets, investment, and net assets, to ensure accurate reporting and general ledger reliability.
  • Manage A/R, A/P (customer and vendor management) and work collaboratively with the development department for corporate billing.
  • Post the monthly transactions from the database (RE) to the financial database (FE) and reconcile the transactions with the Merchant service disbursement report.
  • Work collaboratively with the database coordinator to ensure the transactions are posted correctly.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Create error-free periodic reports, such as balance sheets, profit & loss statements, including financial analysis, variance explanations, and key performance indicators.
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Assist with the annual external audit.
  • Investigate and resolve audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance.
  • Review and file the state license registration renewal.
  • Assist with the general office operations.
  • Other duties assigned.

Status and Benefits

Department: Finance and Operations
Supervisor: Director of Finance and Operations
Terms of Employment: At Will
Employment Status: Part-Time (10-20 hours a week with a flexible schedule)
Location: Rockville, MD (North Bethesda). Hybrid is possible, and at least one day a week in the office is required.
Benefits: No benefits are offered for a part-time position.
Other: HLAA will require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that HLAA deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

Application Instructions

All interested applicants should submit a resume, and cover letter including requested hourly rate to jobs@hearingloss.org with “Part-time Senior Accountant” in the subject line. Due to the large interest in working with HLAA, we cannot take phone calls or personally respond to emails. Potential candidates for open positions will be invited for an interview.

About HLAA

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing the growing number of people with hearing loss in the U.S. Its mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support, and advocacy. For further information, please visit our website hearingloss.org.

HLAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HLAA is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. HLAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.