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Sponsored Research Accounting Assistant

Responsibilities include
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Record a variety of journal entries pertaining to cash, payroll, contributions, and grants expenses (federal, state, and private).
  • Provide support to Finance team for annual audit of research projects.
  • Support the Sponsored Research Administration activities in the various areas of pre- and post-award research funding and administration.
  • Assist with ad-hoc reporting and projects.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team and the office of the President & CEO to promote and announce the Foundation's research awards.
  • Work with Principal Investigators (PIs) and funding sponsors to close out project awards by ensuring that deliverables/reports are submitted, funds are expended or returned, and audit issues are rectified.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, including pivot tables, v-look up, data management, etc.
  • Attention to detail; analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Preferred qualifications

• Experience in non-project and/or federal grants accounting, especially in Oracle NetSuite.
• Experience with administration for research activities in an independent research organization or a university setting.

To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.