Job was posted on:
November 18, 2022

Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable, Evidence Action, DC

Washington, D.C., Remote


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About Evidence Action

Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development - we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 280 million people annually. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.

We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 4 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.

We drive innovation: Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.

We are global. Across eight countries in Africa and Asia, our 400+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background - with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.

We have big ambitions. Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action - because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.

We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.

About the Finance team

The Finance team is responsible for the management of Evidence Action's financials in compliance with applicable accounting standards. The Evidence Action finance team helps the various programs carry out their highly impactful work by processing and recording financial transactions, providing useful insights through reporting, assisting with financial planning and budgeting, and ensuring compliance and quality financial stewardship. The team operates in a nearly paperless environment, working with Intacct (a cloud-based accounting system), Microsoft Excel and Google Workspace on a daily basis.

The Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable will play an integral part in achieving the finance team’s customer service and operational objectives. This position will work closely with the US Finance, Fundraising and Grants teams to facilitate the US Office’s Accounts Receivable processes. Additionally, this role includes close work with the Fundraising team utilizing Salesforce as part of the accounts receivable process.

We are seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about the organization’s mission and accounting. Experience working in a non-profit environment is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the accounts receivable cycle to include the review, entry and reconciliation of revenue from various sources;
  • Create, prepare and review journal entries for accuracy, completeness and in compliance with accounting standards;
  • Maintain revenue logs and address inquiries in a timely manner;
  • Maintain general ledger accounts and applicable schedules;
  • Work closely with the Fundraising and Grants teams to ensure revenue is accurately recorded;
  • Oversee the maintenance of customer records;
  • Process form 8282 quarterly;
  • Assist with annual audit and preparation of financial documents as needed;
  • File records (electronically and physically) associated with accounting transactions.


  • 3-5 years of accounting experience, preferably in a non-profit environment;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field;
  • Experience with a cloud based accounting system;
  • Experience with a CRM;
  • Ability to complete accounting transactions accurately and on a timely basis;
  • Experience with Accounts Receivable;
  • A passion for Evidence Action’s core values, mission, and programs;
  • Eagerness to learn and develop professionally.

Evidence Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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