Accountant I
The Urban Institute - Washington, DC

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The Accounting Office is seeking an ENTRY LEVEL accountant to work with the general ledger and balance sheet accounts for the entire Institute as well as coordinate invoicing and reporting to external funders.


The Incumbent’s main responsibilities will include invoicing and financial reporting for the Income and Benefits Policy and Metropolitan Housing and Communities Research Centers, daily cash management, monitoring accounts receivable collections, general ledger account reconciliations, and researching and resolving problems and exceptions in each of these areas to facilitate timely posting to related balance sheet accounts. Other duties may include preparing journal entries and preparing and reviewing trial balance reports and other management reports. Candidate will also respond to inquiries from senior accountants and UI senior researchers as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field. This entry level position is ideal for a new accountant seeking generalist experience, exposure to all facets of business accounting, and looking to grow. The successful candidate must have excellent MS Excel, Access and Word skills, the ability to analyze and interpret reports, technical procedures, governmental regulations, and the ability to write routine reports and business correspondence. He or she must also have excellent communication skills and be able to effectively present information to managers, clients, vendors, and the general public.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage all minorities and women to apply.

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