Staff Accountant

  • Job Reference: 425087564-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: American Institutes for Research
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


AIR is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Corporate Finance team. The Staff Accountant, reporting directly to the General Accounting Manager, will be responsible for performing high-level accounting functions such as financial closing procedures, reporting and analysis, and reviewing work of team Accounting Associates.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.


Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Perform financial closing procedures
* Prepare internal, external, and regulatory reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, as required.
* Review variety of financial reports for completeness and accuracy
* Process accounting transactions, collect and analyze accounting data, analyze business results, and develop management reports
* Make daily decisions concerning the accounting treatment of financial transactions and recommend solutions to complex accounting matters
* Conduct general ledger account analysis and maintenance
* Ensure financial policies and procedures are followed and monitor adherence to internal controls
* Independently troubleshoot and take appropriate corrective actions
* Provide guidance and assistance to associate accountants
* Work with external auditors during audits
* Other accounting-based projects and analysis


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a minimum 4-7 years of experience in accounting field
* Experience with Deltek Costpoint preferred
* CPA desirable


* Demonstrated ability to provide high levels of customer service in a dynamic environment
* Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
* Detail-oriented with outstanding analytical skills
* Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of GAAP to complex transactions
* Excellent problem-solving skills


AIR COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Notice: AIR requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption from AIR, as a condition of employment. AIR will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made. Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from AIR.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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