NRPA believes in the power of parks and recreation to increase the health, wellness, vitality and resilience of communities everywhere. Rooted in social equity, NRPA advocates on behalf of all people, delivering funding, resources and innovative solutions to the issues impacting our communities.
The Payroll and Accounting Specialist works to advance NRPA’s mission and vision through a variety of payroll and accounting duties, including the precise and prompt processing of payroll, while supporting the finance function by providing complete, timely and accurate information.
The Payroll and Accounting Specialist must exhibit the aptitude needed to cooperate with a team while setting up strong relationships and interactions with all tiers of the organization. The Payroll and Accounting Specialist must also possess proven ability to handle classified information and act with the utmost level of uprightness every time. They must possess outstanding coordinating skills and dexterity in carrying out tasks with utmost attention to detail.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Payroll Processing • Gather and ensure that all information for bi-weekly payroll is entered and evaluated for accuracy, including commissions, bonuses, pay changes, etc. • Coordinate with managers on all aspects of timekeeping through payroll platform • Audit entries for accuracy prior to entering into payroll system. Ensure supporting documentation is accurate and approved • Maintains system integrity and payroll accuracy by staying current with state, federal and/or system updates • Gathers, prepares and analyzes data and reports for monthly financials and annual audits • Effectively manages organization’s payroll affiliated inquiries • Gives suggestions on process enhancement to improve effectiveness • Assists on and completes necessary HR, Payroll and Accounting projects.
Accounting Support • Supports the accounting function in daily, monthly, and annual activities, including generating reconciliations, proposing journal entries as needed, assisting with audits and resolving discrepancies • Works with other team members to compile, analyze, and report financial data • Speaks with vendors and suppliers to ensure charges are accurate and payments are received in a timely manner • Maintain W9 documentation and SAM.GOV lookup for all vendors. • Complete ad hoc projects as necessary.
Required Materials and Application Process:
• Cover Letter detailing your background and description how your experience and education meet the qualifications (limit 2 pages)
Applicants will first be evaluated on the completeness and qualifications of application materials. Qualified applicants will then be invited for a phone screen and selected applicants will be invited to an in-person interview.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
NRPA values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to integrating these core values more deeply into all elements of our daily work. NPRA is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, ethnic minorities, new Americans (immigrants and refugees), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, native people, and veterans.
Discover the Benefits at NRPA!
NRPA has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post every year since 2014. To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, and more. Situated on park land, our Ashburn, Virginia campus boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest!
The space offers indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities, including an air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast. NRPA also maintains office space in Washington, D.C. for its D.C.-based staff that is centrally located and convenient to the blue, orange, silver and red subway lines.
Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or equivalent relevant training and industry expertise preferred • Two to four years or more experience in general accounting and/or processing payroll • Strong verbal and written communications skills • Ability to pull, analyze and organize data into understandable reports that can be used across a broad spectrum of stakeholders • Ability to think strategically about process improvement • High level of accountability, accuracy and efficiency • General knowledge of full accounting cycle • Experience with ADP Workforce Now strongly preferred • Travel expectations are minimal for this position
About National Recreation and Park Assocaition
The National Recreation and Park AssociationNRPA is a national, non-profit service organization devoted to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all Americans. The Association works to extend the social, health, cultural, and economic benefits of parks and recreation. Through its network of over 50,000 recreation and park professionals, NRPA encourages recreation initiatives for youths in high-risk environments, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources. NRPA works closely with national, state and local recreation and park agencies, corporations and citizen groups in carrying out its vision.NRPA is committed to improving public understanding of leisure's significance in a full and meaningful life. Its long-range plan embraces the following goals.To promote public awareness and support for recreation, park and leisure services, the constructive use of leisure, and the physical and mental health of the individual. NRPA also strives to promote public awareness of the environmental and natural resource management aspects of recreation and leisure services.To facilitate adoption of socia...lly progressive and environmentally appropriate public policy for recreation and leisure services.To strengthen professional and citizen skills and effectiveness, thus enhancing services to the public.For more information, contact NRPA headquarters at phone: 703-858-0784, fax: 703-858-0794 or e-mail: email@example.com.
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