Who we are: The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.
Position Summary: The position will largely be responsible for performing daily cash receipts, invoicing, and weekly transactional accounting tasks in addition to participating in the monthly close process by performing various supporting entries and reconciliations. This is a new role following a departmental realignment due to three new system implementations and revised workflows.
A Typical Week May Look Like This:
Preparing journal entries
Assisting with audit fieldwork for both operational and financial audits
Supporting month-end and year-end close
Preparing financial statements, journal entries and account reconciliations
Reconciling and balancing general ledger accounts
Researching and correcting account discrepancies
Provide timely ad hock and special reports as requested
Is This You:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience: 2-4 years of progressive accounting experience desired
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficient in Excel
Strong time management skills with the ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines
Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
Strong analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in Lawson/CloudSuite ERP system a plus
Experience with Salesforce, NimbleAMS a plus
Experience in Non-Profit a plus
Must be a self-starter and able to perform under general directions
Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently.
Remote Work Statement: The selected candidate initially will work remotely due to the pandemic; eventually, the regular schedule will accommodate working from home a few days per week with the balance of time spent in the office.
Travel: Position may require some business travel to attend scientific meetings and events as directed by supervisor.
To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:
Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
Promote effective physics education for all
The core values that drive our mission are:
The Scientific Method
Truth and Integrity
Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
Education and Learning
The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Human Resources.
The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations.
We welcome you to apply today!
Internal Number: 1168-CP-APS
About American Physical Society
To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we
- Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
- Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
- Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
- Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
- Promote effective physics education for all