Job Opening

Assistant Controller


Posted: 06/27/2016

IRIS is currently seeking an Assistant Controller to join their team in Washington D.C.


About Us:

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a consortium of over 120 U.S. universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for acquisition, management and distribution of seismological data.

IRIS is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with its primary headquarters office located in Washington, D.C.


Support for IRIS comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF), other federal agencies, universities, and private foundations.


Job Summary – The Assistant Controller utilizes hands-on accounting experience and an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices to perform a range of accounting activities and financial analyses.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities-

Analyze operational processes to make improvements in procedures;
Prepares and review journal entries;
Performs variance analysis and account reconciliations;
Documents and monitors internal controls;
Assist with audits and reviews;
Assists in development of the indirect rate proposal and organizational cost policies;
Coordinates more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting team or other departments;
Provides backup accounting support as needed, and performs other duties, as assigned;


Job Specifications -

Knowledge of accounting principles and federal award regulations
Experience with accounting operations – demonstrated ability to plan, organize and perform complex analyses
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Use of Deltek GCS Premier (accounting software)
Intermediate to advanced spreadsheet skills


The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other business-related area and 7+ years relevant experience.


IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

How To Apply:

Please forward a copy of your cover letter, resume and (3) professional references to

  Please put on the subject line "Assistant Controller".  Applications without the following documentation will not be considered.  Position open until filled.


IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and creating an inclusive workplace where all employee's backgrounds, talents and contributions are valued. If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our employment site, please send your request to: Human Resources or call (202) 682-2220.