The Senior Accountant is an integral part of the Controller’s Office at Brookings and will work under the direction of the Accounting Manager. The Senior Accountant’s main responsibilities include contracts payment review, fixed assets accounting and accounts receivable (AR) review and reconciliation. The Senior Accountant will also participate in the monthly close process, reviewing accounts and preparing journal entries.
General Accounting (45%)
Contracts, Fixed Assets and Accounts Receivable (45%)
Accounting Support (15%)
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business is required. CPA or Masters degree preferred. Six or more years of relevant accounting experience to include general ledger, fixed assets and accounts receivable. Experience with payroll desired. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable processes and internal controls required. Experience with ERP software required, PeopleSoft Financials experience desired with a focus on general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, with good working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented and organized, with excellent problem-solving skills and a high level of accuracy. Excellent analytical skills and research capability. Ability to work independently but also in a team environment. Ability to understand complex accounting issues. Ability to accurately collect and relay information.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.