Are you looking to progress your accounting career and do meaningful work? We have the ideal position for you! Join the finance team at the American Institute for Cancer Research. AICR is a multi-national charity, based in Arlington, VA with affiliates in the UK and Holland. AICR funds cutting-edge research in the fields of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment, and survival.
The Finance Department, with a staff of six, is the hub in supporting all three groups from budgeting to preparation for the annual audit.
The Assistant Controller supports the Controller in the management of the International Financial Services (IFS) department, which includes AICR, WCRF International and its affiliates.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the prompt and accurate reporting of the financial condition of AICR, WCRF International and the affiliates by providing accurate monthly financial statements and other analysis as needed.
Supervise all staff accountants which includes reviewing their work (journal entries, reconciliations, financial statements and other reports), accessing the workloads of individual staff members and making changes when necessary. Promotes individual staff professional development, training and escalates any staff issues to the Controller or VP of Finance when necessary.
Work with the Controller to implement new accounting standards and regulatory requirements for national members as needed.
Keep abreast of proposed accounting, payroll and tax regulations that may affect financial reporting of the national members.
Compile information for corporate tax and informational returns and other such items of a financial nature that must be filed with Federal, State, national, local, and foreign governments.
Assist the Controller with the global budget and in the preparation of materials for semi-annual board meetings.
Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
Essential Skills and Knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with minimum five years of mid-level financial, accounting, and budgetary experience, preferably with a non-profit
Familiarity with industry standard accounting platforms and proficiency in Excel, General Ledger and budgeting
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency
Strong analytical skills
Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across all departments
Good presentation and writing skills
Desirable Skills and Knowledge
Management experience desired
Accounting experience with a Non-Profit preferred
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Travel may be required
AICR 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.
The American Institute for Cancer Research is a multi-national charity, based in Arlington, VA, who has been leading the charge in cancer prevention and survivorship since 1982. We are a registered 501(c)3 organization that funds cutting-edge research in the fields of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment and survival. We give people practical tools and information to help them prevent – and survive – cancer. AICR is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International network, with affiliates in the UK and Holland,.