American Public Health Association (APHA)

Staff Accountant/Payroll

Job Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 7 days ago(3/13/2018 11:48 AM)
Grant Position
Length of Assignment
Regular Full-Time


Assist Controller and CFO in carrying out the day-to-day accounting activities with specific emphasis on payroll transactions.  Manage all aspects of the payroll system and processes.


Administer all bi-weekly payroll functions including reconciliation related general ledger accounts and quarterly tax Form 941.  Prepare journal entries for payroll bank withdrawals, COBRA deposits and tax payments.  Administer all aspects of the accounts payable/cash disbursement system including recording of invoices, tracking, review, approval and payment.  Process cash receipt batches for membership, A/R and miscellaneous cash receipts.  Process membership transfers to eliminate multiple membership numbers.


Minimum 4 years of college.  College degree in accounting preferred with 5 years of accounting experience.  Knowledge of payroll systems with background in grants and contracts desirable.  Additional work experience in the accounting field may substitute for the educational requirement on a year to year basis.  Candidate must be able to work effectively with staff, APHA members and the general public.


Salary low - mid 60’s, commensurate with experience.


Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Mon- Fri. (daytime).  Number of openings: 1.


Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should upload the following information:


  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Salary requirement;
  • Three – five professional references (name, title, company name and phone number and email).

(If you are uploading a pdf document, the document needs to be a file that was created and can be manipulated and converted in order to upload.)



Deadline to apply for this position is March 30, 2018 @5 pm (Eastern Standard Time).



EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.  APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.



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