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Accounting and Human Resource Manager

Reporting to the Vice President (VP) of Finance and Administration, the Accounting and Human Resources Manager will have primary responsibility for Spirit of America’s accounting, administrative, and human resource activities, working with the VP to ensure all aspects of those functions are completed in a timely manner and in compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines. As the organization expands, the Accounting and Human Resources Manager will work with leadership to help grow the administrative staff commensurately.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic, fun-loving group committed to supporting our nation’s national security objectives and alleviating suffering in the world’s toughest places.

Spirit of America

Spirit of America (SoA) is a 501c3 nonprofit charity that supports the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. It provides private assistance in response to needs identified by American military and civilian personnel, adding the agility, innovation, and resources of the American private sector to the capabilities of the US government and military in support of US missions abroad.

This support makes US troops and diplomats safer and more successful in their missions and helps local people suffering from conflict and extremism who are often not reached by large-scale aid programs. Spirit of America provides the American people a way to understand, connect with, and support the vital work of US personnel serving abroad.

Spirit of America is funded entirely by private contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses. SoA has raised more than $31 million in donations from 16,000 individual donors. Donors may earmark their donations, and 100 percent of their gift will be used for the direct project expenses they specify. Since SoA’s founding, 81 percent of the organization’s expenditures have gone to program expenses.

Key Responsibilities

The Accounting and Human Resources Manager will have responsibilities in the following areas:


  • Prepare reconciliations for multiple bank accounts, credit cards, cash advances, payroll and more.
  • Monitor and pay bills electronically.
  • Prepare and submit multi-state payroll information, and monitor payment of taxes.
  • Submit deposits and prepare related reports.
  • Update schedules as needed: TRNA, Fixed Assets, Prepaid, Vacation Accrual and more.
  • Monitor Salesforce program-related purchases, wires, etc. Track class codes for accuracy.
  • Conduct weekly verification of transaction integrity in Quickbooks and make corrections as needed.
  • Identify, offer and complete donor refunds as needed.
  • Provide support for audit and tax return preparation.


Conduct weekly interface with global insurance brokers on staff traveling.
Track and follow up to ensure all state registrations are current.
Prepare documents to renew annual requirements for USAID and CFC.


Keep abreast of Employee Handbook updates and required notices.
Collect and file HR-related info and forms as needed from employees.
Monitor HR best practices and serve as the primary interface with external consultants on an as-needed basis.

From time to time, some off-hour participation in work activities is required.

An Accounting degree is required, 5+ years of experience in a nonprofit is preferred. In-depth knowledge of Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Bamboo, and Salesforce is desirable. Prior military service a plus.

Salary and benefits

Spirit of America offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


The Accounting and HR Manager will be based at the Arlington, VA headquarters of Spirit of America.

Application process

Interested, qualified candidates should submit their résumé and cover letter. Successful candidates will pass a background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been identified.

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