Accounting Associate

Team: Operations
Job Location: Washington D.C.
Annual Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000

Job Description

We believe that the Tax Foundation would be even greater if you join our team. The Operations team is responsible for keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes so our colleagues can focus on their valued contributions to move our mission forward. As part of the operations team, you will participate in providing shared services support to all our programs, including financial, HR, technology, and legal.

The role of the Accounting Associate is vital to the Operations team as well as the entire organization. The primary responsibility of this position will be to manage the day-to-day administration of the organization’s accounts payables and accounts receivables. This role is the main support for all facets of the organization’s financial reporting and accounting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the processing of cash receipts and recording of revenues and receivables by working closely with the development team to ensure that revenues and receivables are reconciled accurately within the organization database and/or accounting systems
  • Process all accounts payable invoices in alignment with contracts or other applicable supporting documentation, including employee expense reimbursements
  • Assist with the onboarding, setting up, and establishing relationships with new and existing vendors and contractors
  • Prepare 1099 and vendor tax documents
  • Manage reconciliation of the corporate credit card account monthly
  • Perform general account analysis and be able to identify opportunities for efficiency
  • Assist with annual budget, audit, and 990
  • Mange monthly timesheet/time allocation process
  • Execute all processes related to procurement in accordance with organization policies
  • Provide support with various operations administration; onboarding and supporting staff across all programs; be a helpful and responsive resource to our teammates
  • Maintain a high level of flexibility to perform duties cross functionally in support of the organization’s mission

Highlights of Our Benefits

  • HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%
  • 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance
  • 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave
  • Office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day annually
  • Early-release Fridays all year round
  • Work-from-home option Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. headquarters area.

“Working at Tax Foundation has helped me to grow personally, professionally, and intellectually, while contributing to work that I truly believe in. I am incredibly happy to have landed here and look forward to continuing to be a part of Tax Foundation’s growth and success.” — Zoe Callaway, Manager of Education and Outreach


  • Degree in accounting or finance-related field or 5+ years of experience in nonprofit accounting and/or operations

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and good judgment

  • Must be solution-oriented with the ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple deadlines simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with Salesforce,, and Sage Intacct

Who We Are

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank founded in 1937 and located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. We regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes and by focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

We use our research and analysis to bring tax changes to the national spotlight, foster competition among the states, and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

Our work is cited in over 20,000 news articles each year, including the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million per month.

To Apply

Salary for this position ranges from $55,000 to $60,000 annually depending on education and experience. Submit your cover letter and résumé to

The Tax Foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. As part of this commitment, the Tax Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Apply Today

Using the form below, submit in one PDF document your cover letter, which should detail your interest in this position/Tax Foundation’s work and your salary requirements, along with your résumé.

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