Senior Staff Accountant

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Would you like to work for a dynamic and progressive employer while impacting society? The Infectious Diseases Society of America (, a national medical association representing more than 11,000 physicians and scientists with a highly-respected voice in infectious diseases policy and advocacy and clinical and scientific affairs is seeking exceptional candidates for our Senior Staff Accountant opening.  The Senior Accountant provides a variety of accounting and analytical duties for the Society and associated organizations.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Process payroll and retirement plan contributions.  Record transactions in accounting system through journal entries
  • Prepare cash receipt journal entries. Accumulate data from the Society’s banking institution and subsidiary systems to prepare and enter appropriate journal entries into the accounting system
  • Prepare other journal entries as assigned by the VP of Finance and Administration
  • Prepare bank reconciliations. Utilize accounting system module to provide a key internal control of bank reconciliations for all   checking accounts.  Enter appropriate journal entries to ensure a complete accounting of cash transactions
  • Process and print of accounts payable checks. Review payables batches entered by the Accounting Assistant; make decisions on timing of payment processing and create payment batches for check printing and automated payment transactions
  • Perform balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations as assigned by the VP of Finance and Administration
  • Coordinate, prepare and distribute cash and investment reports to the Treasurers of three Societies
  • Perform monthly accrual, prepaid and deferral journal entries needed for closing the books
  • Run draft financials for all companies, review reports for proper recording of transactions and finalize distribution of financial

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple priorities with different deadlines
  • Ability to recognize processes in need of revision or updating, analyze options and implement changes
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Highly dependable and organized with business acumen and discretion

Education and Experience

  • 4-8 years of accounting experience, including internal controls
  • Experience with internal controls
  • Experience in Great Plains or similar system preferred
  • Minimum of Associate’s degree required

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We also offer an excellent benefits package!

Location: Arlington, VA
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