Business Manager

​Position Overview

Betty&Smith, a boutique communications firm in Washington, DC, is seeking a Business Manager / Accountant to join our fast-growing firm.

Betty&Smith partners with foundations, non-profits, trade associations, and advocacy groups to bring their stories to life in the most relatable, compelling ways. Its team of strategists and changemakers have decades of experience defining, shaping, and elevating some of the most complicated and divisive issues of our day. We have created and directed award-winning advertising campaigns for major brands and national organizations as well as Democratic candidates at the federal and state levels.

The Business Manager will be responsible for the management and reporting of company financial data and to facilitate the company’s business operations. Duties include maintaining the company’s financial statements, tracking client accounts, facilitating the operations of the company, and ensuring compliance with financial reporting and other standard accounting procedures.

The person will report to the owners and be assisted by the company’s contract CFO.

Job Description

A. Maintains the company’s internal financial records.

  • Manages account information in Quickbooks on a daily basis.
  • Processes accounts payable and accounts receivable and maintains required documentation (receipt tracking).
  • Creates monthly client invoices.
  • Enters all deposits.
  • Reconciles bank accounts.
  • Facilitates wire transfers and reporting.
  • Produces monthly financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet).
  • Prepares quarterly and year-end financial statements for use by the company’s CPA to determine tax liability.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial requirements by studying existing and new regulations, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.

B. Maintains client tracking of expenses and revenue.

  • Facilitates tracking of professional hours for client account teams.
  • Works with client account leads to tracks client billable and reimbursable expenses.
  • Leads the development of monthly invoices (breakdown of hours, calculation of personnel fees, reimbursement of expenses, and description of deliverables).
  • Notifies management of any financial issues arising with client contracts.
  • Maintains customer confidence by keeping financial information private.

C. Maintains smooth operation of the business.

  • Runs payroll (Gusto).
  • Oversees employee benefits (health insurance, retirement, disability insurance, cell phone).
  • Oversees business insurance (E&O, general commercial).
  • Tracks regulatory filings (DCRA LLC).
  • Develops, implements, and manages procedures to facilitate the company’s operations, including an emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and equity.
  • Maintains confidentiality of business operations.

Job Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting rules and procedures including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • 5-years of experience with Quickbooks accounting software.
  • Familiarity with Receipt Bank (receipt processing software).
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of spreadsheets.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
  • Self-starter.
  • Creative.
  • Detail-oriented and take-charge attitude necessary to keep the finances on track.
  • Ability to work remotely.

Personal Attributes

  • A deep level of personal commitment to social justice and progressive success.
  • Low-ego, patient, and compassionate, with a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Enjoys working in a team environment that fosters staff growth.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Full-time Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision and disability insurance and retirement plan benefits, as well as substantial paid time off.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume online at  The cover letter should be concise and outline why you are the right person for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Betty&Smith is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.