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The staff of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is dedicated to academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities. We work with alumni, donors, trustees, policymakers, and education leaders across the United States to safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus and ensure for students an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price. 

The impact of our work is evident in the actions of state legislatures, university boardrooms, classrooms and campuses across the nation. Our staff is enthusiastic, energetic, and collegial, and we model the free exchange of ideas in the way we do our work and in the social events of the office.

Accounting Associate

We currently seek an Accounting Associate to join our financial team. This is an entry level position with opportunity for advancement. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of standard business accounting principles and practices, familiarity with accounting software, and an understanding of the creative and innovative entrepreneurship required for a growing organization. An interest in higher education issues and reform is desirable. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer/SVP of Finance.

Accounting Associate Responsibilities:

• Reviewing financial information and preparing financial forms, documents, and reports.

• Assisting with the preparation and monitoring of budgets and financial statements.

• Assisting with accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll processing.

• Complying with governmental regulations and requirements.

• Maintaining records and filing systems.

• Performing other duties as required.

Accounting Associate Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.

• Proficiency in MS Office and popular accounting software such as QuickBooks.

• A strong work ethic and ability to work independently, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Highest degree of personal responsibility and honesty.

ACTA is a mid-size organization that provides an excellent benefits package, including generous paid-time- off, medical insurance, retirement plan, and a commuter benefit.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Hanna Hotes at with the subject line “Application–Accounting Associate.”


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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