Washington D.C.
Nov 01, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit public policy research organization, seeks a detail-oriented Controller.  Responsibilities include management of accounting functions and benefits coordination.

Reporting to the chief financial officer, the controller will be responsible for oversight of all day-to-day accounting and reporting activities. This position will also supervise a team of four capable and professional staff members, which includes functional responsibility over general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial reporting. The controller will ensure that AEI has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. 

This position will work closely with program leaders and their staff to not only educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also explore how the Accounting function can support program operations. 

  • The position requires a strong background in accounting, multi-tasking ability and strong attention to detail. 
  • Eight to ten years of progressive experience in accounting positions including staff management are strongly preferred. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or Business Administration is required.
  • CPA certification is required.
  • Experience with Sage Intacct is a plus.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with their application 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.