Job Opportunity: Accounting and Administrative Manager

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The U.S.-Japan Council ( is an educational 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that
promotes U.S.-Japan relations and is currently seeking an Accounting and Administrative Manager who
can comprehensively manage the Council’s financial resources. The organization is focused on building
people-to-people relations, through the leadership of Japanese Americans nationally and internationally,
who connect American and Japanese leaders and industry experts to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations.

We are seeking an applicant who is committed to the goals of the organization and can bring experience
in non-profit accounting and fund accounting. The Accounting Manager will provide bookkeeping and
accounting services ensuring that timely financial reports are prepared. This individual will work closely
with staff in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles offices, and the Board of Director’s Treasurer and
select Board members. Hands-on accounting is required, and he or she must be able to multitask and
work efficiently in engaging various resources. This position offers an opportunity to make impact in a
fast-growing small, non-profit and an opportunity to network with prominent leaders at the forefront of
U.S.-Japan relations. Fluency in English is required and conversational Japanese is desired but not


• Maintain accounting and reporting for Council’s general activities including accounts payable,
accounts receivable, payroll general ledger. Knowledge of QuickBooks required.
• Manage accounting and reporting for all Restricted Designated Funds.
• Prepare monthly financial reports and review with the President and Treasurer. Provide quarterly
financial reporting to the Board of Directors in conjunction with the Treasurer.
• Provide support for the annual audit.

• Prepare annual organizational budget.
• Maintain budget versus actual report.
• Periodic review of the organizational budget with the President and Treasurer.
• Make adjustments to the organizational budget.
• Prepare program budgets in coordination with Program Manager and Director.

Human Resources:
• Maintain personnel files.
• Provide orientation for new and departing employees.
• Benefits administration.
• Liaise with payroll vendor (PayChex) on HR issues.
• Supervise Administrative Assistant and Interns.

• Maintain both federal and local regulatory compliance.
• Ensure compliance with office building rules.
• Maintain insurance and vendor contracts.

• Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under deadlines, manage multiple
priorities, and delegate effectively.
• Must have at least 3-5 years accounting experience and knowledge of QuickBooks.
• Must have non-profit fund accounting Experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well in teams with Board members, other staff
members, and volunteers.
• Demonstrated ability to work well independently and on a team.
• Bachelors degree in accounting or related field (required)
• Fluency in English is required and conversational Japanese is desirable.

To Apply
Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and 2-3 professional references to Please make sure you submit all necessary information and documents.
Successful candidates will be requested back for a phone or in-person interview.

Annual salary will be dependent on experience. The U.S.-Japan Council does not sponsor visas to work
in the United States or fund relocation to the Washington, D.C. area.