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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

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Arlington, VA (Hybrid Schedule is Available)

Looking to advance your accounting career? We have the ideal position for someone looking to take the next step.

This is a great time to join the accounting team at The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). A multi-national charity, based in Arlington, VA with affiliates in the UK and Holland, funds cutting-edge research in the fields of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment, and survival. The Finance Department, with a staff of five is the hub in supporting all three groups from budgeting to preparation for the annual audit. 

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the processing of daily, weekly and monthly financial information for one or more affiliates. This includes month-end close, account reconciliations, generation of financial statements, support the A/P function, assist with year-end work, and other tasks as assigned by the Controller.

Nature of Work:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for managers
  • Prepares weekly cash report and reviews summary reports of pending A/P and cash receipts, review select vouchers and approve payments
  • Supports the A/P function through supervision of one Accounting Assistant
  • Maintains chart of accounts
  • Prepares and inputs journal entries, reconcile balance sheet accounts and generate monthly financial statements
  • Assists the Controller with the annual audit, budgeting and allocations
  • Assists and/or leads financial systems improvement projects
  • Any other tasks as assigned

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Degree in accounting
  • Familiarity with industry standard accounting platforms and proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency
  • Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across all departments

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Two years of accounting experience
  • Experience with Abila MIP fund accounting software a plus

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Travel may be required.

To apply, candidates will send a cover letter and resume to

AICR is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Account Management, Finance

Location : Arlington, VA (Hybrid Schedule is Available)

Salary Range : $60,000

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