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Yoga Alliance (YA) is a global, independent member organization that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga. A related public charity, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF), is an emerging field leader in yoga-based social impact dedicated to increasing access to yoga for populations that have traditionally been under-served, underrepresented, and marginalized in/by it. We envision a world in which our collective well-being and human consciousness is elevated through equitable access to high-quality teaching and practice of yoga.

Together, these two organizations support yoga teachers to more fully grow into their role as leaders in their communities. YA supports yoga teachers’ growth as professionals. YAF develops vehicles for direct social impact, such as programs that enable those professional teachers to serve within communities that have typically been excluded from yoga.

YA and YAF (YA/F) were founded to promote unity in yoga – so that all lineages, traditions, and yoga organizations may thrive, and all students may benefit from the gifts of yoga in the way that suits their needs best. We do this work so that the gifts of yoga can be offered safely and effectively to all.

We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant (Temporary Contract) to join our team.


The contract Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and will be a member of the team responsible for all aspects of the general ledger, financial reporting, and other accounting activities. Your responsibilities will include ensuring that deadlines are met, that work is completed in a timely and accurate manner, and that we operate in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

Scope of Work:

Please note this is a contract role, and hours and official scope of work will be determined before work begins.

Accounting and project work will include:

  • Assist with special projects, assignments, and other duties as required in collaboration with our team and other departments
  • Assist the disbursement process for all external and internal vendors through the cloud disbursement system, and Processes include coding of bills, gathering and becoming familiar with support documents, and setting up payment methods.
  • Assist in contract profile maintenance through the customer relationship management system, Salesforce
  • Track, maintain and cross-check credit card transactions against monthly statements
  • Verify that employee expenses are accurate, reasonable, and within YA’s guidelines
  • Assist in the processing of member refunds
  • Assist with the weekly Cash Position Report (the process includes updating data and forecasting cash disbursements)
  • Assist in the reconciliation and analyze various balance sheet accounts monthly
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the general ledger and financial reporting structure
  • Adhere to the organization’s accounting policies and procedures
  • Liaise with other departments in a service-oriented role to assist with understanding policies and procedures related to financial transactions


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, or two years of experience in an accounting department environment
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting and finance rules and statements, particularly as they relate to 501(c)(6)s and 501(c)(3)s
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare accurate reports in a timely fashion
  • Ability to quickly identify issues and formulate approaches to problem resolution
  • Preferred knowledge of,, Intacct and Salesforce
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, and other MS Office products
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform detailed-oriented and accurate work
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills


Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Equity, and Seva (Service). We are building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust and work/life balance.

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Working at Yoga Alliance

Our diverse and talented staff are committed to fostering high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching. This shared mission is at the heart of every department and cultivates opportunities for professionals in multiple industries to thrive at Yoga Alliance.

Our office is located in Arlington, Virginia within sight of the historic northwest region of Washington, D.C.—a detail that provides us with a dynamic and inspiring backdrop to our working environment.

Yoga Alliance proudly provides excellent employee benefits including a comprehensive health insurance plan, a 401K plan, and a generous paid-leave policy. Employees enjoy a casual dress code so they can arrive to work as their most authentic selves. Our office culture is supportive and collaborative with conscious attention to body and mind health. It is common for the office staff to participate in group meditation, quiet time, and group yoga.

Sound like you? We would love to hear from you.

Yoga Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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