Accounting Clerk

Positions Specifications

Job Function: Other
Company: Structured Finance Industry Group
Company Website:
Position Location: Washington, DC

Job Description:

General Overview

Company Background and Culture:

Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. (SFIG) is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market. SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found at

Formed in March 2013, our institutional membership totals approximately 370 members, represented by a Board of Directors totaling 42 members selected from all membership constituencies. Additional leadership is provided by an executive committee, including Officers of the Board of Directors, select Board members and the Executive Director.

While the Membership of SFIG is geographically diverse, with a concentration in New York, the operational headquarters are based in Washington, DC – close to the majority of SFIG’s regulatory and legislative audiences.

To facilitate broad inclusion of its Membership, SFIG encourages its Members to assume an active role in SFIG advocacy efforts by joining member committees and task forces, which are designed to cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the securitization industry. Members drive the agenda of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities would include:

  • Prepares and issues invoices for all company dues and events;
  • Serves as a liaison with customer and vendor contacts; set up, terminate, or make changes to accounts when appropriate;
  • Records sales receipts or create journal entries for other revenue;
  • Maintains records of delinquent accounts and proactively communicates outstanding amounts to customers;
  • Collects and organizes incoming bills for payment, obtaining authorization where necessary, and preparing checks for signature and mailing to vendors;
  • Tracks payment of monthly bills and alerts management or contacts vendor when invoices are not received or paid in a timely manner;
  • Records automatic and electronic bill payments in accounting software in accordance with review of appropriate documentation;
  • Resolves account discrepancies by investigating back-up documentation, communicating with vendors and coworkers, and issuing payments, refund, or adjustments as necessary;
  • Assists in reconciling credit card charges and prepares payment of accounts;
  • Works with the Company Accountant to create appropriate journal entries, including those for prepaid expenses, accrued expenses and intercompany transactions;
  • Assists in preparation of 1099s and tracking of vendors requiring one;
  • Maintains files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy;
  • Supports Company Accountant to ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close.

Qualifications and Requirements

Professional & Educational Requirements


  • Associate’s degree in Accounting required (Bachelor’s degree preferred)

Remuneration and Benefits

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, Short-Term Disability, paid vacation, and 401k.

How to Apply

Please email your credentials, including cover letter and resume to The subject line should read “Accounting Clerk.” Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. No phone calls or direct email inquiries to staff, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Local candidates only. Recruiters, please do not contact us regarding job postings.

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