When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

Work with us

Join our life-changing team.

We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer. We champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit plans, work-life balance and an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion. More importantly, you will drive a mission that makes an impact and difference in so many lives.

Are you ready to make a difference? Please email your cover letter and resume to HR@aicr.org. Indicate the position you are applying to in the subject line.

Staff Accountant

Closing Date: August 1, 2022

Looking to advance your accounting career? We have the ideal position for someone looking to take the next step.

This is a great time to join the accounting team at The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). A multi-national charity, based in Arlington, VA with affiliates in the UK and Holland, funds cutting-edge research in the fields of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment, and survival.

The Finance Department, with a staff of five is the hub in supporting all three groups from budgeting to preparation for the annual audit.

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the processing of daily, weekly and monthly financial information for one or more affiliates. This includes month-end close, account reconciliations, generation of financial statements, support the A/P function, assist with year-end work, and other tasks as assigned by the Controller.

Nature of Work:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for managers
  • Prepares weekly cash report and reviews summary reports of pending A/P and cash receipts, review select vouchers and approve payments
  • Supports the A/P function through supervision of one Accounting Assistant
  • Maintains chart of accounts
  • Prepares and inputs journal entries, reconcile balance sheet accounts and generate monthly financial statements
  • Assists the Controller with the annual audit, budgeting and allocations
  • Assists and/or leads financial systems improvement projects
  • Any other tasks as assigned

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Degree in accounting
  • Familiarity with industry standard accounting platforms and proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency
  • Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across all departments

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Two years of accounting experience
  • Experience with Abila MIP fund accounting software a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Travel may be required.

AICR is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.