Accountant (4325)

Accounting Washington, D.C., District Of Columbia



Position Description:

Position Summary

Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) has an opportunity for an experienced accountant to work in our Washington, D.C. location. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing financial transactions and preparing general ledger reconciliations associated with the month-end close and other financial duties as required.  Additionally, this role will support special projects such as balance sheet consolidation and compliance related issues.


AUI provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective first day of employment.  After one year of employment, AUI’s retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified participant’s base pay. No contribution is required of the employee; we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions.


Job Duties Summary

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare month-end close entries in support of monthly financial statements
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for assigned accounts and resolve outstanding items as required
  • Assist with travel expense voucher review
  • Assist with accounts payable
  • Assist with AMEX credit card reconciliation and review
  • Perform monthly and annual reconciliations of revenue, cash receipt, and other project activity against the general ledger and project ledger
  • Assist in preparation of specialized financial reports, such as month- and year-end schedules as needed by management and auditors
  • Provide support to special projects as needed
  • Play a supporting role in the implementation of financial systems upgrades and updates
  • Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned


Position Requirements:


Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or related field.


Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of general accounting experience
  • Strong understanding of GAAP


Competency Summary

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and general ledger procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with a wide variety of people using diplomacy, tact, and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to perform successfully in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use computer technology to efficiently accomplish work using Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet, and database management software
  • Proficiency in Excel is required



Application Instructions:


Apply online at the AUI Careers webpage; upload CV/Resume.



AUI is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)