American Arbitration Association

  • Staff Accountant

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    As a Staff Accountant, the successful candidate will be an important member of a highly collaborative team in our Corporate Finance Department. Reporting to the AVP & Assistant Controller, the Staff Accountant will use analytical thinking and technological systems to analyze, process, categorize, calculate, audit and verify the accuracy of accounting records and financial data; will analyze financial information and prepares financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization; and will prepare and maintain job cost analysis and billings related to Elections & Education programs.


    We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to have a rewarding career in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Our comprehensive benefits program includes the following: health and Rx, dental and orthodontia, vision, discounted pet insurance, disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, 403(b) and Roth 403(b) retirement plans w/company match, a discounted corporate FitBit program, and generous paid time-off benefits.


    • General Ledger maintenance - including preparation of journal entries, and review of entries submitted by other departments to ensure accuracy and adequate support.
    • Assists in the completion of monthly and annual financial closes, and the preparation of internal and external reporting.
    • Assists with audits of company information or other projects by retrieving supporting documentation from accounting records.
    • Analyzes operating outcomes on a corporate and unit office level. Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc business auditing and analyzing relating to business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations as directed.
    • Assists Senior Accountants with monthly bank reconciliation and daily cash analysis.
    • Subsidiary ledger reconciliations to the general ledger.
    • Collaborates with Elections and Education departments to ensure appropriate accounting for regional and corporate activity. Interacts with regional, divisional and senior management regarding accounting issues.
    • Provides technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
    • Creates and modifies documentation of accounting processes utilized, making use of current computer technology.
    • Collaborates with fellow staff members in a continuous effort to promote and provide top quality standards and practices for the Association at all times.


    Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline; and 3 years of experience in a finance analyst or accounting related role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as legal files, business correspondence and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and business correspondence; ability to speak effectively, both in person and by telephone, to customers, arbitrators, mediators or employees of the organization.

    Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to understand and interpret statistical reports, data charts and graphs.

    Technical Skills: Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, intermediate proficiency with web-based case management system preferred.


    The American Arbitration Association is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and considers all employees and applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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