Accountant I

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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s leading children’s literacy nonprofit, works to drive the frequency, motivation, and engagement needed to create skilled readers. We know that if we build a foundation of JOY for children, then development, discovery, and opportunity follow. RIF partners with educators, families, and literacy advocates to bring books and reading resources to children in the communities that need them the most—and in the process, creates new generations of lifelong readers.  For further information on RIF, please visit:

Accountant I Job Summary

The Accountant I position supports the Finance Department by performing accounting transactions, applying accounting principles that include working with journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and cash receipts. 

This is a full-time position that operates in a hybrid work environment with regular work at the RIF Washington D.C. office and remote work from the employee’s home office.

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 per year commensurate with experience.

General Responsibilities:

  • Enter journal entries into the accounting system.
  • Perform assigned account reconciliations monthly ensuring accurate data.
  • Assist with processing payroll and related entries.
  • Process and enter deposits/cash receipts.
  • Assist with the preparation of Auditing reporting materials.
  • Perform accounting, financial or administrative tasks that are required by the Director or CFO.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required.
  • Three or more years’ relevant experience in general ledger/monthly accounting and/or audit.
  • Detail orientated and highly organized.
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for and follow-up on multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • High proficiency in Excel required. 
  • Experience with general ledger software required.
  • Knowledge of Intacct and other related systems a plus.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration HERE.

Note: Emails and phone calls to staff regarding this job posting are not accepted.

Reading Is Fundamental is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion with all hiring and employment practices. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment in which all candidates and employees are treated with respect. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.