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Staff Accountant

About The Company

Interfolio is on a mission to build smart, inspired and useful products for faculty and academic communities. By building an engine for faculty activity, decisions, and data, Interfolio has become the first mover in defining and leading the category of faculty-focused technology that cultivates goal-oriented collaboration around academic decision-making.

What’s even better than that? We’ve crafted a fun, collegial, dynamic culture that celebrates team and individual success almost daily. We’ve got a lean team of super-smart, super-hard working, local and remote colleagues who collaborate closely to produce a valuable service for an industry we’re passionate about. And, we genuinely like working with each other and with our clients.

Like what you’ve heard so far?

Then consider joining our Finance/Ops team. The position of Staff Accountant will be located in our Washington, D.C. office.

Interfolio is committed to diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national, social or ethnic origin, age, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any status protected by the laws or regulations in locations where we operate.

What You Will Do:

  • Report to the Director of Finance
  • Help produce standard monthly financial statements, to include balance sheets, income statements and statement of cash flows
  • Maintain each department's statements, ledgers and other required reports including the chart of accounts and budget data
  • Help prepare customized internal and external financial statements and reports
  • Assist in tax and other regulatory matters
  • Act as a liaison to external auditors during the annual audit (answer questions, gather supporting documentation, ensure audit report is completed on-time)
  • Interact with departments to answer questions about the financial statements and explain accounting procedures
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll journal entries and update supporting payroll schedules
  • Administer all aspects of the accounts payable/cash disbursement system including recording of invoices, tracking, review, approval and payment.
  • Process cash receipt batches for A/R, subscription payments and miscellaneous cash receipts.
  • Create recurring journal entries
  • Generate draft invoices for the Sales team
  • Completing vendor forms when requested
  • Serve as the employee and vendor liaison for all questions regarding account inquiries and discrepancies, and invoices
  • Other miscellaneous Finance projects as necessary

Who You Are...

  • You are a self-starter
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • You are able to work successfully as a team member, but also on your own
  • You possess strong project management skills, as well as time manage and organization
  • You are able to work overtime as needed (around monthly financials, client year-end and audits)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance
  • Must have solid background in U.S. GAAP principles
  • 1 - 3 years of work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Discretion with sensitive materials
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to think clearly and reach well-founded conclusions and articulate ideas crisply and concisely
  • Able to work under tight timelines and re-prioritize work as needed
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