Staff Accountant

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a Washington, DC-based think tank that helps policymakers work across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, BPC ensures democracy can function on behalf of all Americans. We believe that bipartisanship combines the best ideas of both parties to create even better, lasting policy.

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for reviewing all aspects of the weekly accounts payable functions and credit card reconciliations, as well as assisting with other account reconciliation, financial reporting, month-end and year-end close.



Accounts Payable: 50% 

  • On a weekly basis review all invoices and check requests for accuracy, substantiation documents and relevant authorization.
  • Review appropriate accounting code, program and grant.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies as needed.
  • Correspond with vendors/employees and respond to inquiries.
  • Overview and maintain all accounts payable related records.
  • Maintain all accounts payable filing.

Credit Cards: 35%

  • Process all corporate credit cards on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure appropriate substantiation documents are submitted
  • Ensure all expense charges are valid and in accordance with BPC expense policy
  • Prepare and import credit cards journal entry

Monthly Closing: 10%

  • Prepare monthly analysis and reconciliation of AR/AP and other assigned accounts.
  • Create/send out relevant A/R invoices when appropriate.
  • Verify the accuracy of consultants’ payments against contracts’ schedule.
  • Prepare 1099s and other year-end close activities.
  • Assist team with month-end, year-end closing, Form 990 and audit activities as needed.

Other: 5%

  • Assist Accounting Manager, Controller and CFO on an ad hoc basis.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • 2-3 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Outstanding attention to details
  • Experience with nonprofit is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Experience with an accounting software is a plus
  • Understanding of payroll and tax compliance preferred

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send a resume, and cover letter in one document. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is encouraging all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible

Work Schedule

The work/life balance of employees is a priority for the Bipartisan Policy Center. As a result, BPC is currently operating on a hybrid schedule. Employees at BPC are currently coming into the office three times a week. Employees at BPC expected to be in the office from Tuesday to Thursday every week.

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