Financial Operations Associate Posted Jul 10
Mercatus Center , Arlington, VA
Would you like to make sure that every dollar an organization spends to advance freedom and personal responsibility is spent well? The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks a Financial Operations Associate to join the Finance Team. The Financial Operations Associate will work under the supervision of the Financial Operations Manager and will support program teams and other colleagues on various projects with Mercatus Center, as well as providing shared service functions for our sister organization, the Institute for Humane Studies.


Review and process accounts payable to ensure timely and accurate payment of expenses
Work with the development team to handle donation review, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of deposits
Assist with management and reconciliation of company credit cards
Data entry into various systems and software to track financial data
Support program staff for successful program management
Support the finance team on special projects
Comply with standard accounting procedures and the Mercatus/IHS accountable plan to maintain healthy and transparent organizations
Minimum Requirements

Organized and detail-oriented
Discretion and integrity when handling sensitive materials
Experience communicating effectively through verbal, written, and interpersonal modes.
Strong customer service orientation
Strong ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects effectively
Finance, accounting, or bookkeeping experience preferred
Strong interest in the mission of Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies
Experience with QuickBooks, Salesforce, and Microsoft Office suite desired
1-2 years' professional experience; non-profit preferred
Help us grow

Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in both Mercatus Center's and/or Institute for Humane Studies' mission.

Employee Benefits

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.

About the Institute for Humane Studies

Founded in 1961, IHS is a nonprofit educational organization that works with college students and professors around the country to advance understanding of the principles of a free and open society. IHS offers educational programs, scholarships, mentoring, and faculty-development support that help college students and professors contribute to a freer, more prosperous, and more humane world.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Since 1980, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. As a university-based research center, the Mercatus Center trains students, conducts research of consequence, and persuasively communicates economic ideas to solve society's most pressing problems and advance knowledge about how markets work to improve people's lives.