Work at NASPA

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student leaders considering a career in the field. Founded in 1919, NASPA includes more than 15,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. Guided by the principles of Integrity, Innovation, Inclusion, and Inquiry, we are dedicated to empowering our members to realize their full potential and to cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, who represent every sector of higher education. NASPA centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work; read more about our commitment here.

OUR VALUES

When you join the NASPA team, you become part of an extraordinary group who work together across functional areas to best serve our members and the student affairs profession. In addition to NASPA’s four Guiding Principles, we have set an aspirational vision for how we embody these values, called The Way We Work, which includes Accountability, Celebration, Ethics, Experiences, Learning, People, Presence, and Solutions. Our culture is one that puts people first, with policies and practices developed to meet the needs of each team member.

NASPA provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; religion; sex; age; gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; veteran status; disability; marital status; personal appearance; family responsibilities; genetic information; educational status; political affiliation; unemployment status; place of residence or business; source of income; caste; matriculation; credit information; status as a survivor or family member of a survivor of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking; reproductive health decision making; or any other basis protected by law in any of its policies, employment practices, or in any context in the workplace. When necessary, NASPA also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
 

OUR BENEFITS

NASPA staff benefits include nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our Current Openings

To learn more and apply for one of our current openings, please review the individual position descriptions below.

Staff Accountant

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About NASPA

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student leaders considering a career in the field. Founded in 1919, NASPA includes more than 15,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. Guided by the principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry, we are dedicated to empowering our members to realize their full potential and to cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, who represent every sector of higher education. NASPA centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work; read more about our commitment here.



About the Position 

The Staff Accountant works as part of the Association’s accounting team which plans, manages, and executes all accounting functions for multiple entities. Each team member has responsibility for one or more entities, primarily responsible for the recording of revenue, expenses, reconciliations, and journal entries. All team members provide support and back-up for colleagues working on other entities. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

 

  • Manage and process Accounts Receivable (AR) transactions including monitoring, creating journals, tracking all bank account activity, making recommendations for write off, and serving as point of contact for all inquiries.

  • Manage and process Accounts Payable (AP) transactions including data entry, managing approvals, processing check, ACH, and wire payments, creating journals, tracking all bank account activity, and serving as point of contact for all inquiries.

  • Verify and reconcile the monthly membership report.

  • Administer and reconcile the organization’s corporation credit card expense accounts.

  • Verify and reconcile online revenue transactions for multiple programs and initiatives. 

  • Resolve payment discrepancies and disputes on behalf of the association.

  • Prepare and mail invoices to customers.

  • Assist the Controller with year-end close processes, audit Prepared by Client (PBC) schedules, annual audit inquiries/requests.

  • Maintain knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



Reports To

Controller

 

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years experience in an accounting-based role.

  • Demonstrated communication and customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated project and time management skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborative, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in teams.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze data.

  • Sage Intacct experience, preferred; strong ability to learn new technologies and platforms required.

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating an inclusive work environment that values the perspectives and lived experiences of a diverse workforce and membership.

  • Experience in a non-profit or professional association preferred.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business, or related required. 

 

Employment Status 

 

Full-time Exempt: Exempt employees by definition are exempt from overtime compensation requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and are required to work as the job demands on a no time limit basis. 

 

Salary Range

 

The salary range for this position is $57,000 - $62,000.

 

NASPA offers nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays.

 

Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements 

 

Office Location

 

This position may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states. 

 

It is the employee’s responsibility to provide reliable internet capabilities for any work location outside of the Washington, D.C. office.

 

Please note, the NASPA Washington, D.C. Office is in mostly-open status at this time. The status of the office is subject to change at any time.

 

Travel 

Occasional overnight travel to represent NASPA at events is an essential function of this position. Locations vary and can include sites outside of taxi service from major airports. As a result, the position is required to have the ability to travel independently, including air travel, navigating ground transportation, and occasionally driving a rental car. 

 

Physical Requirements

This position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.

 

Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines and support events and programs. 

 

Additional COVID-19 Information

Vaccination is not a requirement for employment. However, all employees are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC guidance on vaccination, including becoming fully-vaccinated and staying up-to-date as eligible. All employees may flex their schedules for time taken to receive and recover from COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

In certain circumstances, NASPA may require testing for all staff regardless of vaccination status. 

 

Masks must be worn per local, state, tribal, and federal guidance, including the CDC, with the most stringent level of guidance followed. Regardless of guidance, all employees must have masks available should masking be requested by other employees, members, or external constituents. In certain settings, NASPA may require or strongly recommend that employees wear masks. 

 

At the present time, NASPA will not require any employee to participate in in-person activities on behalf of the Association, regardless of their individual job duties. Job duties related to these activities will be conducted remotely where possible or reassigned as necessary. 

 

Commitment to Non-Discrimination Statement 

NASPA provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race; color, national origin; religion; sex; age; gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status; personal appearance; family responsibilities; genetic information; educational status; political affiliation; unemployment status; place of residence or business; source of income; caste; matriculation; credit information; status as a survivor or family member of a survivor of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking; reproductive health decision making; or any other basis protected by law in any of its policies, employment practices, or in any context in the workplace. When necessary, NASPA also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. 

 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration: 

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Three References

  • Other

 

A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by October 14, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.