Staff Accountant I

Sabin Vaccine Institute

About the organization

Our mission is to make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe. We seek a future free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are an innovative, collaborative, and engaged team that values accountability, teamwork, partnership and driving impact. We are vaccine champions improving lives through immunization. Sabin staff, management and Board of Trustees are committed to developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive team.


The Staff Accountant will proactively support the accounting functions of the organization. The successful candidate will be able to execute the duties listed below. This is an exempt position reporting to the Accounting Manager.


Lead payroll processing activities
Orient new employees in payroll system; input and maintain personnel data
Develop and run templated and/or customized reports from the human resource information system

Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
Review and reconcile invoices for proper coding and authorization
Work directly with designated vendors to code invoices (e.g., Sabin’s IT consultants)
Provide coding guidance to colleagues, as needed, including training new employees on coding payment requests
Process on-line donation billing and receipts
Enter accounts payable and cash receipt transactions into accounting software
Assist with preparing a weekly check-run to ensure timely processing of payments to vendors

Month End
Manage and review corporate credit card statements and expense reports for proper supporting documentation, coding and authorization
Assist with reconciling monthly bank statements
Support the monthly close process by preparing journal entries to reconcile general ledger accounts, as requested

Financial Reporting
Assist with the annual audit and annual tax return
Manage annual state charitable filings in coordination with Accounting Manager



Minimum four years accounts payable experience; minimum two years payroll experience
Proficient in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or similar accounting software
Advanced knowledge and experience using Paylocity or similar payroll software
Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word) and Zoom video conferencing
A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent customer service skills
Periodic work in the DC office as needed

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to Apply:
To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail. Reference “Staff Accountant” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in this position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities you would bring the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package

Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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