Accountant II- Fully Remote

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director, Sponsored Programs Accounting, the Accountant II is responsible for assisting with and executing all facets of bookkeeping and transaction recording in the GL system, monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statement closing and reporting processes, and assisting with the signature authorization process.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

Ensure all tasks are performed timely, ensure progress against deadlines, and ensure accuracy of work performed.

Assist with and execute all facets of bookkeeping to ensure that accurate financial records are maintained including, but not limited to: manual journal entries and subsystem GL interfaces, recurring journal entries, analysis and posting of cost allocations, maintenance of multi-company GL structure, consolidation entries, maintenance of intercompany GL entries and execution of financial statement consolidation.

Assist with the financial statement closing process including: 1) maintenance of the monthly closing schedule, 2) follow-up on actions from financial review (variance) meetings, 3) maintenance of the quarterly GL account reconciliation process, 4) assistance with the disbursement of financial statement reports, and 5) other related items as determined necessary by the SPA lead and the Associate Director, Sponsored Programs Accounting.

Other items as necessary including: 1) internal and external audit assistance, 2) research into accounting matters, 3) administration of the signature authorization process, 4) other items and duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of US generally accepted accounting principles as acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance from an accredited college/university and at least 2 years of experience in general ledger maintenance as described above.

Prior experience within sponsored research, NIH grant experience highly preferred

Demonstrated experience with GL accounting systems; experience in multi-company GL maintenance and reporting is preferred.

Demonstrated experience in analyzing and interpreting financial data and assisting with the preparation of financial reports, statements and/or projections in an accurate and timely manner.

Ability to handle a fast-paced environment with shifting responsibilities and priorities; ability re-prioritize efforts without losing sight of required outcomes.

Pay Range: $55,429 - $92,802

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please

EEO Statement:
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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1089962

Posted On: Jun 11, 2024

Updated On: Jun 11, 2024

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