Staff Accountant

The Position

Do you want to end overdose? Do you want to work for a dynamic organization committed to promoting the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use? Are you interested in developing and refining a growing organization’s financial infrastructure and building capacity for financial transparency and collaborative budgeting with program staff?

The Staff Accountant will work with Harm Reduction Coalitions Finance Department. The Staff Accountant is responsible for the agency’s bookkeeping, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.

The ideal candidate is an individual who is incredibly organized and detail-oriented and who can work well as a member of a team as well as independently. The ideal candidate is also able to consistently and accurately meet deadlines.

Organization Description

The National Harm Reduction Coalition is an advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use and structural violence. As a national organization we advance harm reduction policy and practice through six core programs:

  1. Harm reduction policy and advocacy
  2. Harm reduction resources including in-person and virtual training, self-paced online learning modules, publications, and maps to locate syringe service and naloxone programs
  3. National and regional conferences
  4. Grantmaking
  5. Fiscal sponsorship
  6. Technical assistance on overdose prevention education, hepatitis C prevention and treatment, syringe access expansion, and the US opioid crisis

Our programs center racial equity as guided by our North Star: the National Harm Reduction Coalition creates spaces and dialogue that help heal the harms of racialized drug policies.


Accounts Payable:

  • Vendor maintenance
  • Processing invoices
  • Processing payment requests and expense reports
  • Allocating expenses to the proper GL accounts and cost centers
  • Follow up with vendors and resolving discrepancies in a timely manner

Accounts Receivable:

  • Processing payments
  • Producing statement of accounts
  • Collections on overdue accounts, if necessary
  • Account reconciliation
  • Coordination with the Development and Conference departments to ensure payments are processed and reconciled appropriately


  • Review bank deposits and create associated bank entries


  • Process fortnightly payroll including deductions for benefits
  • Enter and allocate payroll journal entries and associated fringe

Credit Card Management:

  • Communicate with staff to obtain proper supporting documentation
  • Reconcile all credit card expenses and allocate expenses appropriately

GL Maintenance and Monthly Close

  • Perform assigned month-end closing procedures, including review of accrued and prepaid expenses

Audits and Site Visits:

  • With guidance from the audit lead, prepare and gather all necessary materials for audits and site visits, and ensure accuracy of documentation

Administrative Functions:

  • Perform necessary functions to support the Finance team, including but not limited to, filing, scanning, and records retention.

Assist with additional projects and compete other duties as assigned and or necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting or as a bookkeeper
  • A self-motivated team-player with strong common sense and solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented, with the ability and willingness to be hands-on and solve problems as they arise.
  • Strong computer skills. Must be proficient with Excel and accounting systems (ideally Fund EZ). Expensify knowledge is a plus.


Position requires minimal travel (less than 7 days per year)




NHRC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $$52,000 - $66,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.