Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Finance
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefit Package Offered

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant will assist with daily and monthly transactions in the accounting department, while also supporting the other members of the team.

For 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to more than half a million refugees. Since 1939, LIRS has transformed lives, with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States-from Sea to shining sea.

LIRS is a national organization with a budget of over $88 million per year, and over 100 staff nationwide. Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. As we continue to grow, we search for the best candidates and offer excellent benefits to include flexible work hours, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, professional development funds, parental leave, a 403(b) with organizational match, and more!


  • Assist with monthly financial close, including recording prepaid expenses, depreciation, and accruals.
  • Process in-house deposits
  • Responsible for cash receipt transactions, including working collaboratively with the development team to ensure proper designations and restrictions are recorded. This encompasses confirmation, reconcilement, and preparation of work papers to support these transactions
  • Create reports as requested
  • Assist with account reconciliations
  • Support other finance-related processes, including process improvement and document retention management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration, or finance, or equivalent experience required.
  • Two or more years in accounting with experience in non-profit accounting preferred.
  • Federal Grant accounting experience/knowledge is preferred.
  • MIP accounting software experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to identify critical priorities and take initiative to respond in a flexible way to changing needs.
  • Superior mathematical, analytical, and technical skills. Highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated to remain current on a day-to-day basis.
  • Highly proficient in using general ledger software and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues, and partners, commitment to refugees and immigrants
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