The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national nonprofit association established in 1863 that represents more than 105,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Finance and Business Services team, located at our Headquarters office in Schaumburg, Illinois – a northwest suburb of Chicago. The AVMA’s mission is to lead the profession by advocating for its members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Under the general direction of the Controller, the Staff Accountant is responsible for reconciling financial transactions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, and deferred revenue to ensure accuracy of reporting, resolving discrepancies (as needed), and ensuring GAAP compliance. The Staff Accountant will prepare and maintain financial records to track AVMA assets, liabilities, profit and loss, and other related financial activities, including the management of the accounting processes for AVMA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) accounts to ensure accurate Federal Election Commission (FEC) reporting.
To be successful in this role, you must be supportive of AVMA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, customer service oriented, highly collaborative, and passionate about AVMA’s mission. Additional qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required, CPA is a plus.
Minimum of 3-years account reconciliation or related experience is required, association experience is a plus.
Prior experience working with a PAC, is a plus.
Strong accounting skills.
Excellent time management skills, including the ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
Experience with accounting software, Great Plains is a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization (staff and members)
Highly organized with good attention to detail.
Comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
Strong computer skills with knowledge of commonly used computer applications, such as Microsoft Office
Ability to work outside of normal business hours, as needed.
The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement plans, paid time-off (e.g., vacation, sick, paid parental leave) and a supportive work/life balance.
Deadline for application is 2/10/2024. Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $50M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.