American Institutes for Research

Finance Assistant

Job Location US-DC
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United States


Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world. The AIR family of organizations now includes IMPAQ, Maher & Maher, and Kimetrica. For more information, visit AIR.ORG.


  • Assists in supporting the financial set-up and close-out of projects.
  • Assists in reviewing monthly financial reports and project financial records for inconsistencies and ensuring all expenses are properly charged. Initiates transfer for mischarged costs.
  • Assists in entering information into the financial tracking system by working with Project Managers and Finance Analysts to ensure that labor and non-labor budgets, actual costs, and forecasts are accurate.
  • Assists in entering information into AIR’s budgeting & forecasting tool and staffing database, at all times ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the same for those projects supported.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of efficient financial filing and tracking systems for assigned projects.
  • Performs general office task including photocopying, faxing, phone calls, email, and FedEx.
  • Other administrative and basic financial duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Fine attention to detail, the ability to deal with confidential information, experience with large, complicated budgets, and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates strong communication, organizational, written and analytical skills.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.



AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.




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