Senior Accountant

March 3, 2020

Join our team and be a part of one of the largest life science societies in the world.
With 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals, ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

We offer competitive salaries, top-notch benefits and liberal PTO.
  • Employee pays $0 toward their own health insurance
  • We contribute 10% of your salary to a 403(b) after 2 years of fulltime employment
  • Holiday schedule includes the days between Christmas and New Year’s
Just to name a few benefits…
This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the organization’s financial assets, liabilities, and activities. The Senior Accountant performs daily accounting functions to include recording transactions and reporting results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); analyzing and reconciling accounts; researching transactions; and maintaining adequate accounting records. This position supports the goals of the department and the mission of ASM.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Propose entries to properly account for financial transactions in accordance with GAAP
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Prepare account reconciliations and resolve discrepancies
  • Research and analyze account information as needed or as requested
  • Recommend accounting treatment of financial transactions
  • Assist with preparation of periodic financial statements and ad hoc financial reports
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of the organization’s financial systems
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting processes and procedures on an ongoing basis
  • Assist in the annual financial and any other audits as required
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field
  • At least 5 years prior experience as an accountant or auditor in public practice
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred but not required
If you are ready for a real challenge and to make a real difference in science, apply for this unique position today.  Please submit salary requirements, cover letter and resume to