31 Jan
General Accounting Associate
District of Columbia, Washington , 20001 Washington USA

OverviewWork for a first-class institution that is innovative, multi-dimensional, and dynamic by joining AIR as a General Accounting Associate.We hire talented and forward-thinking professionals to build our cross-functional teams and support our clients in solving complex problems. Our people—problem-solvers, changemakers, and creative thinkers—are experts in their craft who rise to meet today’s challenges.The General Accounting Associate will play an integral role in delivering on some of the most meaningful projects in communities across the United States and the world. You’ll collaborate with our teams of motivated and passionate visionaries, where your input will be valued and your contributions vital to our success.We value the experiences of every member of our institution, from entry level to executive. As part of our collaborative, learning-oriented team, you’ll be encouraged to grow in your career, develop additional skills, and progress professionally.Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within theUnited States (U.S.) or from one of ourU.S. office locations. (https://www.air.org/locations#headquarters)About AIR:Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution 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.AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here (https://www.air.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion) .ResponsibilitiesThe responsibilities for the position include:

Conduct treasury management activities, including application of daily cash receipts and other cash activity analysis

Process accounting transactions, collect and analyze accounting data, analyze business results and develop management reports

Ensure financial policies and procedures are followed; escalate complex matters when necessary

Analyze and maintain general ledger accounts

Perform financial closing activities, e.g., fixed asset accounting, bank reconciliations

Ensure components of regulatory reporting such as sales and use tax and Census Bureau reports are compliant, accurate and timely

Manage corporate credit card programs

Monitor credit card reconciliation compliance

Coordinate with external auditors to fulfill audit requests

Perform other duties as assigned

QualificationsEducation, Knowledge, and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field or 2 years of commensurate experience

Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service in a dynamic environment

Proficient in using standard MS Office programs especially Excel

Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of GAAP

Experience with Deltek Costpoint is preferred but not required


Demonstrated attention to details and accuracy

Demonstrated ability to work well independently, and collaborate as a member of team, while prioritizing multiple objectives and projects to consistently meet established timelines

Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skill

Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with excellent organizational skills

Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment

Disclosures: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 age, 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 reference and background checks.AIR’s Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated annual salary of $72,000 to $80,000. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.AIR maintains adrug-free work environment (https://www.air.org/sites/default/files/2023-05/Workplace-Drug-Policy-2023.pdf) .Fraudulent Job Scams Warning & Disclaimer:AIR is aware of individuals falsely presenting themselves as AIR representatives.Fraudulent job scams seek to extract sensitive information or money from victims. To protect yourself, please be aware that AIR recruitment will only email you from an “@air.org” domain. Please take extra caution while examining the email address, for example jdoe @air.org is correct and jdoe @aircareers.org is not a legitimate AIR email address . If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please reach outto recruitment@air.org .If you see a job scam, or lose money to one, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at ReportFraud.ftc.gov . You can also report it to your state attorney general . Find out more about how to avoid scams at ftc.gov/scams .#LI-MP1 #LI-RemoteSubmit an interest application (https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/12947/general-accounting-associate/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&iniframe=1&hashed=1374627785)Please note, each section of the application is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity. If you do not complete the required screening questions, or if you close your browser before completing each section of the application, your application will not be submitted for this position.American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at tboone@air.org or call 202.403.5000.Job Location US-Remote | US-MD-Columbia | US-DC | US-VA-ArlingtonJob Location United StatesCategory Finance/Accounting

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