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Staff Accountant - Open Until filled

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National Congress of American Indians

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Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, as well as a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people, and rights. For more information, visit the NCAI website at  


The NCAI Finance Department pursues organizational excellence by strengthening our financial stability, pursuing revenue growth, and providing reliable reporting. The department oversees financial operations to ensure the organization is best positioned to achieve our mission and serve our members. The staff accountant will contribute to the efforts of the Finance Department by ensuring excellence in the day-to-day accounting functions and partnering with the accounting supervisor and other key staff, to ensure effective financial management. 

Employee must possess: 
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field 
Understanding of GAAP in a non-profit organization;
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
Ability to take direction and work independently, taking initiative within areas of responsibility;
Positive attitude and ability to adjust to changing priorities and growing responsibilities;
Ability to contribute in a team-oriented environment; 
Precision and attention to detail; and,
A passionate commitment to the mission of NCAI and the humility to take on all tasks assigned with a cheerful attitude and a desire to contribute to the team.
The ideal candidate will also possess:
Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or a Native organization; 
Experience with organizations that receive federal funding; and

Duties And Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the NCAI Senior Accountant II, the primary duties of the Staff Accountant include: 
Calculating, posting, and verifying financial data for use in maintaining accounting records;
Accounts payable - batching, coding, posting invoices and cutting checks;
Accounts receivable - invoicing, posting payments, daily deposits, filing and collections;
Coordinate with the Senior Accountant II to meet the organization's goals;
Prepare ad hoc reports for and respond to requests from Senior Accountant II;
Assist with cash and revenue controls at conferences;
Other functions as directed by management;
Some travel is required;
Familiarity with Abila Fund Accounting & Microsoft CRM for Membership a plus.

Salary And Benefits:

This is a salaried position that offers competitive salary and benefits (including health benefits, 401(k) plan, vacation time, etc.). Salary will be determined based on experience.

Contact Info:

Position will be located at NCAI’s Washington DC offices and is open until filled. Initial application review will include all applications received by June 15, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and the names of three references, by email to with Senior Accountant I in the subject line.

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