Accounting Assistant (Fiscal Services)


The National Federation of the Blind is a membership organization of blind people from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As America's civil rights organization of the blind, the Federation is a coordinated network of skilled advocates, resources, and programs that raise expectations of the blind in society and create opportunities for blind people to live the lives they want. The staff of the Federation are central to the organized blind movement by providing support, professional expertise, and daily contributions to the success of the organization. Working under the direction of the Federation's elected President, the staff advise the organization's leadership and contribute to the vibrant, energetic, and collaborative culture of the organization that raises expectations throughout society.

The National Federation of the Blind fiscal services group supports the President and organization by performing administrative functions, including accounting. Our accounting team is fast-paced and efficient at multi-tasking. The accounting assistant supports the accounting manager and is responsible for processing the bulk of payables and receivables. The assistant processes, reviews, and reconciles a wide variety of accounting documents and analyzes various financial reports. Work is performed by applying knowledge of accounting practices while using Sage Intacct, Adobe Pro, and Microsoft Excel. The accounting assistant is expected to work as part of a team, evaluate and manage priorities, and have a strong work ethic.


  • Perform work in Sage Intacct for multiple entities
  • Full cycle accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Learn chart of accounts and coding schemes to help recognize issues
  • Analyze and assist with monthly account reconcilements
  • Scan check deposits and prepare deposit tickets for cash receipts to be taken to the bank
  • Manage assigned projects to meet the requirements and deadlines
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper filing systems
  • Work with cross-department teams providing accounting information in a clear way that meets their needs
  • Compile and review information for accuracy
  • Treasury management services including positive pay and ACH uploads
  • Maintain a recurring donor database by entering financial information and batch-posting recurring donations
  • Knowledge processing 1099 tax forms
  • Email statements and outstanding payer aging reports monthly
  • Support and provide reports for annual audit


  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct or other cloud-based financial software
  • Ability to decipher complex transactions, and reconcile and annotate appropriate general ledger codes
  • Ability to compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to identify and correct errors
  • Skill in managing electronic and paper files using general filing systems
  • Ability to understand and apply current accounting guidelines and policy changes
  • Demonstrated skill in use of Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite, especially advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to function solo and as part of a team depending upon the task required
  • Strong ability to manage priorities and adjust as needed
  • Customer-service focused with the ability to work with a diverse community
  • Must be able to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Assist others in solving work problems
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings when necessary
  • Flexibility in undertaking other duties as required

Education and Experience

  • Experience using Sage Intacct or another cloud-based, multi-layered financial system
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting a plus
  • Graduate from a fully accredited two- or four-year postsecondary institution
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in bookkeeping or as an accounting assistant

How to Apply

We seek individuals who wish to identify with a cause and to assist in advocacy for a group long denied equal opportunity to succeed or fail based on ability, and not be denied opportunity based on society’s stereotypes.

This job is open until filled. Applicants should send, preferably via email, a résumé and cover letter indicating salary requirements to: Human Resources, National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230; telephone 410-659-9314, ext. 2488; fax 410-685-5653; email [email protected].

The National Federation of the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. For more detailed information about our commitment to equal opportunity in employment, please email a request to [email protected].