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Assistant Comptroller

Leadership Institute

1101 N Highland St

Arlington , VA 22201

United States

Job Description

The Leadership Institute's Finance Department is seeking an Assistant Comptroller to provide professional accounting services and quality customer service to internal staff, contractors, and external entities.  The Assistant Comptroller works directly with the Comptroller to provide services in fulfillment of the Department's primary mission of providing consistent, accurate, reliable, and timely financial information in support of the organization’s vision. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Process and analyze financial transactions:

  • Accounts Payable:
    • Audits invoices against departmental purchase orders, researches/identifies discrepancies, and verifies approval for payment.
    • Assist employees, vendors, contractors, and purchasing agents with AP questions and establishing new vendor accounts within the ERP system.
    • Investigates missing documents and/or problems that vendors or purchasing agents have with obtaining payment for their invoices.
    • Prepares AP vouchers, invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records, and reviews for accuracy.
    • Monitors accounts payable and receivable to ensure that transactions and payments are up to date.
    • Reconciles report discrepancies and problems.
  • Accounts Receivable:
    • Oversees daily caging process and accurately posts all receivable entries into the ERP system.
    • Prepare daily deposits.
    • Able to assists the caging team with timely processing of business response mail on high volume days.

Monitor and Review Financial Information:

  • Conduct and monitor financial reports for the organization, as well as provide accounting support for yearly external audits.
    • Audits and manages corporate credit card expenditures and reports.
    • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
    • Suggest and assist with the implementation of accounting practices, internal controls, policies, and procedures while supporting ongoing efforts in creating greater efficiencies.
    • Reconcile various accounts/programs monthly, quarterly, and yearly.
    • Assists and reviews the preparation of monthly financial statements.

Heart of Service:

  • Promote and provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position/mission of the Leadership Institute with salary requirements to Jim Marshal, Vice President of Finance. Get creative and tell us why you are passionate about helping conservatives. We will review your resume and contact you for further information if we feel your background and skills are a good match for this position.  Email:

The Leadership Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1979 by its President, Morton C. Blackwell.  LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and media/communications. Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.

Type of Position


Required Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizen

Start Date


Required Experience

2 Years

Required Education


Required Major

Accounting, Finance, or Business

Required Travel


Hourly Rate (US$)


Annual Salary (US$)


Relocation Assistance Provided


Required Skills

  • Should possess experience in accounting operations, financial controls and audit coordination.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and other MS-Office Applications. 
  • Experience working in Accounting Software / ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of GAAP standards.
  • Skilled in reading, reviewing, and preparing Financial Statements.
  • Must be good at organizing and time management.
  • Should have good judgement, planning skills and leadership traits.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy.

Desired Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Microsoft Dynamics GP is desirable.
  • Practical training or experience in an Audit or CPA firm is beneficial.
  • Accounting experience working with non-profits is preferable.

Required Certifications

  • Professional certification like CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or currently enrolled to certify as a CPA is preferred, though not required.