Staff Accountant

Washington D.C.
Jan 23, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Accountant, Finance
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a staff accountant to join its accounting team.

The staff accountant will be responsible for managing the accounts payable; processing payments to AEI staff, contractors, and outside vendors; and assisting in the analysis of financial data, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger. Financial analysis responsibilities include helping prepare financial statements, account reconciliations, and various results analysis. Additional responsibilities include assisting with closing process and annual audits. The staff accountant will report to the controller.


The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting with a minimum of four years of relevant experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting. CPA is preferred. The candidate must be proficient in Excel and have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Strong verbal and written communications skills, attention to details, and the ability to work in a team environment are essential.


Qualified candidates should submit an online application with a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript at




About AEI


The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.  The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.


AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world.  Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom.  AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions.  Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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