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Finance Assistant

Pay64k - 69k / year
Employment typeOther

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 13018

      Work for a first-class institution that is innovative, multi-dimensional, and dynamic by joining AIR as a Finance Assistant.

      We hire talented and forward-thinking professionals to build our cross-functional teams and support our clients in solving complex problems. Our people-problem-solvers, changemakers, and creative thinkers-are experts in their craft who rise to meet today's challenges.

      The Finance Assistant will play an integral role in delivering on some of the most meaningful projects in communities across the United States and the world. You'll collaborate with our teams of motivated and passionate visionaries, where your input will be valued and your contributions vital to our success.

      AIR's Corporate Finance Office team is currently looking for a Finance Assistant to join its innovative team. The position resides in the Program Finance unit and reports to the Finance Director of one of our divisions. In this role, you will provide financial and administrative support for moderately complex projects with some supervision. If you are excited to be part of a dynamic team and want to roll up your sleeves, this role is for you.

      We value the experiences of every member of our institution, from entry level to executive. As part of our collaborative, learning-oriented team, you'll be encouraged to grow in your career, develop additional skills, and progress professionally.

      Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations. This does not include U.S. territories.

      About AIR:

      Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

      AIR's commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone's unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.


      The responsibilities for the position include:

      Essential job functions include but are not limited to:
      • Support the financial set-up and close-out of projects.
      • Review monthly financial reports and project financial records for inconsistencies and ensure all expenses are properly charged. Initiates transfer for mischarged costs.
      • Enter information into the financial tracking system by working with Project Managers and Finance Analysts to ensure that labor and non-labor budgets, actual costs, and forecasts are accurate.
      • Enter information into AIR's budgeting & forecasting tool and staffing database, always ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the same for those projects supported.
      • Assist in the development and maintenance of efficient financial filing and tracking systems for assigned projects.
      • Perform general office tasks including photocopying, faxing, phone calls, email, and FedEx.
      • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time based on business needs.


      Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics or a related field.

      • Effective communicator with the ability to work with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds in a virtual work environment.
      • Demonstrated ability to work well independently, and collaboratively as needed, while prioritizing multiple objectives and projects to consistently meet established timelines.
      • Strong analytical, critical thinking, customer-focused and problem-solving skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential information, and accounting systems (preferably Deltek Costpoint, QuickBooks, and Cognos analytics), including experience with large data sets and complicated budgets.
      • Proficient in using standard Microsoft 365, including OneDrive, SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
      • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment.


      Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

      AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

      AIR's Total Rewards Program, is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated annual salary of $64,000 to $69,000. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.

      AIR maintains a drug-free work environment.

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