Accountant II

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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SummaryAccountants are working with grants, restricted gifts, endowment income, and institutional projects. Working under limited supervision, Accountants are primarily responsible for assuring the proper recording of labor distribution, encumbrances, grant expenditures and revenue, indirect cost and benefit rates. In addition, responsibilities will include performing a wide range of standards to complex professional accounting functions such as financial analysis, account reconciliations, invoicing, collections and preparing journal entries and required financial status and effort reports.Responsibilities* Setup and maintain sponsored activities in ERP system* Reconcile, balance, and maintain accounting records for sponsored projects* Provide financial reports to sponsors* Prepare journal entries and review expenses* Prepare invoices* Review open cash receiptsQualifications* B.S. in Accounting, Finance, or other related subject area* 3+ years of successful experience in a role where knowledge of modern accounting theory, methods and practices was the primary focus; ability to learn accounting rules for sponsored programs* Knowledge of accounting for federal grants* Excellent use of database and spreadsheet software to record and report activities* Effective interpersonal skills and professional demeanor while conducting relationships with people representing a variety of levels of sophistication* Ability to set priorities, balance different projects and meet deadlines* Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details accurately* Self-motivated and have the ability to exercise initiative and good judgment, work independently and as part of a team* Demonstrated ability to be a positive team player across diverse internal and external organizationsPlease submit a cover letter of interest and a resume!Bar Harbor, Maine or Farmington, CT locations!*About UsThe Jackson Laboratory ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees. With a mammalian genetics institute as its headquarters campus in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn., JAX Mice and Clinical Research Services facilities in Sacramento, Calif. and Ellsworth, Maine. The Laboratory's mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.The Laboratory is the world's source for more than 11,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the Mouse Genome Informatics and Mouse Phenome databases, and is a hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education.The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 \"Best Places to Work in Academia\" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!Our Values:INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is rightPEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of allONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and scienceEXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class resultsINNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutionsSTEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to usWhat do we have to offer?JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX's mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.Learn more about career opportunities at JAX:

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