Accountant III

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Job #: G843

Posted Date: January 7, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Accountant III

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Finance

The Finance department provides a broad range of financial and accounting services to both faculty and administration.

Position Description:

Works independently in performing the duties of the position, under the general direction of the Assistant Controller.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing and analyzing monthly and annual reconciliations for multiple funds and accounts.
  • Participating in the monthly close reconciliation and financial reporting process.
  • Preparing and analyzing schedules for the Form 990 tax reporting and the annual indirect cost proposal.
  • Preparing HHMI invoices, journals, and reconciliation for accounts receivable.
  • Maintaining accounting records and preparing federal/state tax returns for SICSC.
  • Analyzing data and preparing annual Form 1099's and 592-B's.
  • Preparing and analyzing year-end audit schedules.
  • Preparing monthly sales tax reports.
  • Reviewing coding of contributions and preparing monthly reconciliation of contributions recorded by Finance with Development's reports.
  • Maintaining fixed assets system and conducting inventory.
  • Processing and analyzing monthly recharges from core facilities and other shared service departments.
  • Maintaining, analyzing, and reconciling accounts receivable (internal and external).
  • Processing, depositing, and journalizing cash receipts.
  • Ensures confidentiality of information, follows accounting principles, and exercises sound judgment.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience in accounting, payroll or finance.



  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in accounting or finance.
  • Must have the ability to interpret reports and analyze data with attention to detail.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills including the ability to recommend options and implement solutions.


  • Experience with Ellucian Banner finance system Leadership experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed and occasionally work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines. Peak times include month-end and year-end close, and audits.
  • Must be willing to work at a location away from the main campus (but within walking distance) and travel to and from campus as needed (parking is available at both locations).
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, seeing, touching/feeling, and handling.


Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled