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Senior Accountant at W. M. Keck Observatory

Job posted on November 5, 2019

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W. M. Keck Observatory



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Jeannette Mundon
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Job Description

Are you motivated by overseeing accounting functions and staff? Do you thrive in preparing detailed financial reports? Are you passionate about maintaining accurate and reliable data for the benefit of business operations? Do you specialize in process improvements to increase effectiveness? If you are all of this and more… this is the opportunity for you! W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is offering an excellent opportunity for a Senior Accountant who will aim to constantly improve reporting & systems and produce high-quality products in an efficient, accurate and timely manner. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Accountant oversees accounting functions and staff, and prepares reports detailing financial results through the utilization of the computerized financial information system (FIS). Establishes and maintains accounting practices and internal controls to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for business operations, and develops improvements in processes to increase effectiveness. Required Qualifications include • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field from an accredited University. • Five (5) or more years of experience supervising employees and managing reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledgers, and payroll. • Strong understanding of GAAP, FASB, OMB compliance and federal and state regulations.

How to Apply

Apply to join a skilled and deeply committed team of professionals who enable exciting and important astronomical discoveries. Submit a cover letter and resume telling us how your background and passion relate to the position. Go to

About Us
The WMKO operates the largest, most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth. The two, 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes near the summit of Maunakea on the Island of Hawaii feature a suite of advanced instruments and world-leading laser guide star adaptive optics systems.
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Keck Observatory offers a robust rewards package which includes a competitive salary; a broad benefits bundle including a 403(b) plan; a highly regarded tuition assistance program for dependent children (K-12 grade); and an unmatched focus on excellence.

All qualified applicants, including women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
WMKO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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