Are you passionate about analytics, numbers, and providing meaningful financial support to empower and inform leaders? Do you thrive when faced with complex problems? The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks a Financial Reporting Accountant to join our Finance team. The candidate will provide financial reporting and analysis support to both the Mercatus Center and our sister organization, the Institute for Humane Studies.
-Processing financial tasks while complying with standard accounting procedures and policies to maintain healthy and transparent organizations
-Collaborating closely with program leads to confirm accurate coding of expenses and revenue
-Preparing reconciliations, journal entries, and special reports to facilitate insightful and expeditious business decisions
-Maintaining balance sheet schedules including fixed assets and intercompany payables/receivables
-Maintaining the Chart of Accounts/General Ledger
-Assisting with annual agency submissions (990, 1099/1042, property tax)
-2-3 years’ accounting/finance experience; knowledge of non-profit general ledger systems and budgeting is preferred
-Bachelor's degree in a related field
-Precision and capability to produce accurate and timely information
-Discretion and integrity to handle sensitive materials appropriately
-Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
-Proven ability to understand and develop relationships with internal customers to successfully anticipate and satisfy their needs
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 the Mercatus Center's mission.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, 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 Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, 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. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
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