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PIJIP Graduate Finance Assistant Student Wages

Date: Dec 7, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

About the Department/Unit

This position will be supervised by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property’s (PIJIP) Senior Finance and Grant Coordinator.

Essential Functions

  • Regular upkeep of account ledgers, including updating an internal budget tracking system, running expense reports in AU Colleague, and conducting reconciliation of accounts.
  • Completing reimbursement and disbursement paperwork.
  • Maintaining a running chart of disbursements and working with the Senior Finance and Grant Coordinator to follow up on outstanding payments as required.
  • Allocating credit card transactions to the appropriate ledgers.
  • Other finance and grants support as required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 20 hours a week, but will work with the graduate's schedule.

Salary Range

  • $16.10 - $18.00/hour.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting and financial management.
  • Proficiency in Excel and ability to maintain large spreadsheets of encumbrances and transactions.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A self-starter with excellent prioritization and time management skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Preferred: Master’s candidate in finance, accounting, project management, or related area.
  • Grants accounting experience preferred, but not required.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC