Accountant

ISI seeks an Accountant to assist in the oversight of the Institute’s financial resources. A member of the Operations Team, the Accountant is a key player in the day-to-day operations where he/she handles ongoing responsibilities, but also remains flexible in his/her workload to be available for taking on time-sensitive projects as they arise. 

ISI seeks an Accountant to assist in the oversight of the Institute’s financial resources.

Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the Accountant works alongside our contracted vendor to ensure ISI’s finances are current and accurate and performs other duties that support ISI’s sound fiscal management throughout the year. A member of the Operations Team, the Accountant is a key player in the day-to-day operations where he/she handles ongoing responsibilities, but also remains flexible in his/her workload to be available for taking on time-sensitive projects as they arise. Because of the Accountant’s exceptional organizational and time management abilities, these special assignments occur without sacrifice to their regular duties.

The Accountant role is central to the smooth and efficient running of ISI. The position requires staying informed on all matters related to the Institute’s activities and effectively communicating information to our vendors. In a similar way, the Accountant is also a central figure in internal office communications and is a reliable colleague for obtaining pertinent information on personnel, policies, procedures, and resources.

This is a full-time position based at ISI’s F.M. Kirby Campus in Wilmington, Delaware. Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

ABOUT THE INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDIES INSTITUTE

Founded in 1953, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a nonprofit organization that educates for liberty, equipping future leaders to embrace and defend the principles that make America free and prosperous.

Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. ISI introduces them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they do not find at their universities—and in the process they become articulate voices for conservative principles.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervise procedures for processing cash receipts, accounts payable, and accounts receivable and resolve all vendor-related payment issues.
  2. Maintain the general ledger in QuickBooks Online and perform all closing routines, including adjustments to depreciation, investments, and prepaid expenses.
  3. Maintain company financial accounts to include banking, credit card, investments, and the endowment.
  4. Assist colleagues in their accurate and on-time completion of monthly expense reports.
  5. Generate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to provide management and the ISI board with sound financial information.
  6. Provide monthly reconciliation of QuickBooks Online and Salesforce revenue records.
  7. Direct the annual budgeting process and ongoing monthly budget-to-actuals reporting.
  8. Assist fundraising team in providing information in support of grant filing and reporting.
  9. Administer annual independent accountants’ audit of financial statements, Form 990 preparation, and vendor 1099 filing and resolve any government or agency compliance requirements.
  10. Support the Front Office to accomplish team or special projects as they arise.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this role has 3-5 years of non-profit accounting experience, is an organized, analytical thinker, has intermediate experience with QuickBooks Online, Concur, and Bill.com, and is an advanced Excel user. Experience with Salesforce and Gusto are a plus. Enthusiasm for ISI’s work to educate for liberty and pass on the enduring principles of Western civilization is a must.

 TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications, your interest in this position and the ISI mission, and your salary requirements
  • A list of three references
    All submissions will be kept confidential.

If you have questions, please email employment@isi.org. No phone calls, please. 

Applications will be considered as received. ISI is an equal-opportunity employer. 

Application Form