Us:  The professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders. AcademyHealth – together with its members and partners – increases the understanding of methods and data used in the field, enhances the professional skills of a vibrant and diverse community of researchers and research users, supports the implementation of evidence to improve policy and practice, and advocates for the use of evidence to improve health and health care for all. Our established priorities are: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Health Systems Improvement, Resilience and Capacity; and Science Innovation.  Diversity is a core value at AcademyHealth. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all and transforming our field to achieve higher impact, more equitable research. 

AcademyHealth is a 501(c) 3 organization with a budget of $13M funded through foundation grants, federal contracts, conference registration and sponsorships and membership.

You:  Career professional who is a positive team player, highly organized, self-motivated, curious, flexible, and eager to make an impact at a high-performing nonprofit organization. Within our culture of collaboration, you will be encouraged to refine and streamline processes, shaping the direction of this position, and enhancing your opportunities for skill development.

We believe that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. As such, you do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position – applications are welcomed from a broad range of applicants. As such, you do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position – applications are welcomed from a broad range of applicants.

How you’ll contribute:

The Accounting Associate will support numerous grants management and accounting activities that promote strong fiscal management that ultimately leads to funding to support AcademyHealth’s mission. This position involves working with staff and third parties in a collegial and professional manner.

Specifically, this role will work with our grants and accounting team to:          

  • Support Pre and Post Award Grant Management Activities: 
    • Initiate set-up of new projects/grants in the accounting system Sage 100
    • Facilitate and track funder grants/contracts and subcontractor contracts
    • Draft and submit grant/contract invoicing
    • Assist with pre award information gathering
  • Conduct day-to-day accounting and month-end accounting activities:
    • Cash management 
      • Identify and record EFT payments and prepare entries
      • Review and reconcile credit card entries and supporting documentation
      • Maintain report/batch organization
      • Update cashflow workbook
    • Accounts receivables
      • Update the grants/contracts accounts receivable aging report
      • Assist with conference sponsorship invoicing and tracking
  • Month-end close  
      • Monitor process and accuracy of clearing batch entries
      • Draft and record month-end general ledger and job cost entries as assigned
      • Assist with budget reporting and financial statement preparation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Two to 4 years of relevant work experience in a non-profit/association setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects. 
  • Detail oriented with a commitment to quality, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines.
  • Self-starter with a “can-do” attitude and willingness to pitch in as needed to do what it takes to provide high-quality products and services. 
  • Able to work both independently and in teams, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing tasks, and projects. Advanced Excel and data entry skills.
  • Excellent analytic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of Sage 100 and/or Fonteva CRM is a bonus.

What you should know:

  • AcademyHealth is a hybrid work environment, with options for remote and in office work.
  • Applicants outside the metropolitan DC area are encouraged to apply.  
  • We will be conducting our hiring process virtually and conducting interviews via phone or video. We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions.

The salary range is $55,000- $62,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Qualified applicants should submit a resume and analytic writing sample to Human Resources via email: For more information, please go to

AcademyHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer: AcademyHealth will provide all applicants for employment and all employees with an equal opportunity regardless of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of business or residence.

Diversity is an integral part of our organizational culture.  For that reason, we seek to maintain staff diversity at all levels; and to provide an inclusive environment that embraces and values diverse ideas, talents and experiences.  We will demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, the differences within our personal, professional, and business relationships on behalf of AcademyHealth.