Senior Staff Accountant

Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is seeking a full-time Senior Staff Accountant. This individual will be responsible for providing operational support for GHSA’s financial, operational, and accounting activities. The Senior Staff Accountant interacts with all organizational levels, internal and external to GHSA, and collaborates with GHSA’s leadership team to ensure business success and execution of GHSA’s Mission and Vision. This position is responsible for:

  • Coordinating accounting functions and programs
  • Preparing financial analyses and reports
  • Preparing revenue projects and forecasting expenditures
  • Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Maintaining and reconciling balance sheet and general ledger accounts
  • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivables
  • Managing Payroll
  • Private and Federal grant processing and reporting
  • Assisting with month end close
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations
  • Investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and special tax returns and licenses
  • Contributing to the development and documentation of new or amended accounting systems, programs, and procedures
  • Serving as a liaison to GHSA States financial offices, vendors, and contracts
  • Supporting the administration of GHSA benefits and HR processes including new hire onboarding and offboarding, open enrollment, and updates to employee benefits
  • Performing other accounting duties as required or assigned
  • Other duties as assigned aligned with the objectives of GHSA

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (Finance degree is desirable) and 5+ years of appliable finance experience. Experience with Naylor,, Intacct, Concur, and ADP Payroll system is desirable. Experience working in a nonprofit or an association is desirable. The position requires less than 5% travel.

GHSA is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit association committed to reducing the number of crashes, injuries and deaths on U.S. roadways, so everyone arrives at their destination safely. We represent the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues, including impaired and distracted driving, speeding, seat belt use and pedestrian safety. We provide leadership and advocacy for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. For more information visit

Starting salary is $62,000 – $69,000 (dependent on experience) + Benefits. GHSA currently provides a hybrid work environment (two telecommuting days per week + three days in the GHSA office, following a 45-day introductory period). Interested candidates should send their resume and salary expectations to Elizabeth Richards.

GHSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. GHSA believes in the fundamental principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to actively fostering varying experiences and perspectives.