The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national nonprofit association established in 1863 that represents more than 99,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking an Accounts Payable (AP) Lead Accountant to join our Finance and Business Services team, located at our Headquarters office in Schaumburg, Illinois – a northwest suburb of Chicago. The AVMA’s mission is to lead the profession by advocating for its members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Under the general direction of the Accounts Payable Manager, the AP Lead Accountant is responsible for account analysis, account reconciliation, refund processing, and reconciliation of outstanding accounts payable checks, as well as the timely and accurate processing of invoices and expense reports. This position will also process, record, and report cash disbursements, while ensuring compliance with all financial policies, procedures, GAAP, and audit guidelines; and assist with projects, as needed.
To be successful in this role, you must be, highly collaborative, supportive of AVMA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and passionate about AVMA’s mission. Additional qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
Minimum of 3 years of related accounts payable experience; association experience is a plus
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting practices and principles
Experience with accounting and expense reporting software is required, knowledge of Great Plains and Concur is highly preferred
Effective time management skills, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities and meet multiple deadlines
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, with the ability to interact and provide exceptional customer service to all levels of AVMA staff, volunteer leadership and members
Highly organized, with good attention to detail
Strong computer skills, with the knowledge of commonly used computer applications
Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, as needed
The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement plans, paid time-off (e.g., vacation, sick, paid parental leave) and a supportive work/life balance. Deadline for application is 05/10/2022. Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $47M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.