The Modern Language Association of America has an immediate opening for an experienced accounting professional to serve as a staff accountant. Under the supervision of the controller, the accountant is responsible for the financial processing and reporting of various monthly accounting transactions and reconciliations.
Processing accounts payable invoices and wires
Grant reporting and accounting
Monthly close procedures, including month-end journal entries
Analysis and reconciliation of selected balance sheet and income statement accounts
Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of three years’ demonstrated general accounting experience in the nonprofit or for-profit sectors
Experience with computerized accounting systems; experience with Netsuite SuiteSuccess preferred
Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
Strong math and analytic skills
Highly organized, with the ability to communicate clearly and simply
Ability to maintain effective working relationships within the finance department and other departments
Strong attention to detail
Ability to handle financial information with discretion
This is a full-time, on-site position at the MLA offices in downtown New York City. Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, and the names of three references to apply. No agencies, please. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Modern Language Association promotes the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work. The MLA exists to support the intellectual and professional lives of its members; it provides opportunities for members to share their scholarly work and teaching experiences with colleagues, discuss trends in the academy, and advoca...te humanities education and workplace equity. The association aims to advance the many areas of the humanities in which its members currently work, including literature, language, writing studies, screen arts, digital humanities, pedagogy, and library studies. The MLA facilitates scholarly inquiry in and across periods, geographic sites, genres, languages, and disciplines in higher education that focus on communication, aesthetic production and reception, translation, and interpretation. Through the Association of Departments of English and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, the MLA also supports the work of department chairs and directors of graduate studies.