American Institutes for Research

  • Accounts Payable Associate (Temp to Perm)

    Job Location US-DC-Washington | US-TX-Austin
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    United States
  • Overview

    American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a not-for-profit which prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. The Corporate Finance Office (CFO) is currently seeking a Financial Analyst for the Washington, D.C. or Crystal City, VA office. The CFO is a dynamic workplace within AIR with a clear agenda to develop a service-oriented organization in line with the business and is composed of a strong team of co-workers. This Financial Analyst position resides in the Program Finance Unit and reports to a Finance Lead. We currently have a temporary to permanent opportunity for an Accounts Payable Associate in the Corporate Finance Office located in Washington, D.C. or Austin, Texas.


    The Accounts Payable Assistant:

    • Audits and processes expense reports, American Express statements and payments, and provides support to customer service in support of AIR programs
    • Assists in building effective customer service-oriented relationships between Accounts Payable Associates and internal and external customers
    • Audits expense reports, miscellaneous expense reports, tuition reimbursements, and accounting corrections to ensure:
    o appropriate authorizations
    o appropriate coding
    o adequate supporting documentation
    o correct calculations
    o compliance with government regulations and organizational policies and procedures such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
    • Process American Express statements and upload data into Deltek Costpoint
    • Communicate any anomalies, patterns and trends identified during routine payment processing to the Manager
    • Make recommendations for process improvements as applicable


    • Ability to provide high level customer service in a high volume and fast-moving team environment
    • Experience in a Federal government contracting NP processing environment preferred
    • Experience with full cycle Accounts Payable using an ERP system. Deltek Costpoint experience a plus.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be detail oriented and organized



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