Senior Accountant (3+ years exp)

The Middle East Institute
1319 18th street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Competive salary
May 16, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

The Middle East Institute (MEI) seeks a senior accountant to manage Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions of the finance department. The senior accountant prepares month-end closing and various accounting reports. This position reports to the chief financial officer and works closely with other members of the Institute.


  • Prepares and analyzes AR & AP reports
  • Creates and tracks invoices per requests from various departments
  • Closely monitors credit card transactions and reconciles accounts
  • Reconciles bank accounts monthly and escalates outstanding issues to the CFO
  • Assists in the year-end closing processes ensuring transactions are in accordance with policies and that procedures are followed
  • Assists in financial analysis and ad hoc reports as requested
  • Identifies inefficiencies and problems in accounting processes and recommends and assists in implementing improved procedures
  • Makes Journal entries
  • Processes payroll
  • Assists during external audit


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 3+ years of related professional experience in the non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks is required
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to details