Junior Accountant

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Vienna, United States

Junior Accountant

Job description

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) USA is an international non-governmental organization that continues Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering work on chimpanzee behavior and conservation. Its mission is to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, and their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed and compassionate citizenry who will help to create a better world for people, other animals and our shared environment. The breadth of JGI’s mission reflects Dr. Goodall’s personal philosophy that the survival of all species, whether chimpanzee or human, depends upon the collaboration of all people.


JGI seeks a Junior Accountant for a high profile role in a busy international accounting team


The Junior Accountant role requires excellent accounting skills, and a detail-oriented professional who wants to continue their career growth in an exciting, international organization. Responsibilities include monthly and year-end closing activities, cash account analysis/reconciliation, accruals and fixed asset inventories.


In addition, the Junior Accountant will take on a broad range of responsibilities with a focus on the accounts payable processes while working as an integral part of the finance team.  This position would also support the head of the finance department.



General Responsibilities:

  • Manage and process Accounts Payable;
  • Review and process staff expense reports and review coding of organization’s employee travel reimbursements;
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts as needed;
  • Provide assistance as needed with financial month end closing;
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts, monthly reviews of revenue and expense accounts, research and analyze any discrepancies, assist as needed with the preparation of month-end and year-end schedules;
  • Maintain and organize historical records, vendor files, bank reconciliations, and journal entries.



  •  BS/BA degree in Accounting/ Finance;
  • At least 1 year of experience General Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounts payable, accounts receivable, and reconciling general ledger accounts;
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel & Word skills;
  • Strong and effective communications and interpersonal skills;
  • High energy self-starter with strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail;
  • Committed to the mission of The Jane Goodall Institute.

 FT position with excellent benefits. EOE.  Please apply online through the Careers Page of our website:  www.janegoodall.org by May 24, 2019