Date Posted July 01, 2024
Industry Tax
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


HHMI is focused on supporting and moving science forward in a variety of different ways ranging from conducting basic biomedical research, empowering educators, inspiring students, developing the next generation of scientists – even stretching into film and media production.  Our Headquarters is in the greater Washington, DC metro area and is home to over 300 employees with expertise in investments, communications, digital production, biomedical sciences, and everything in between.  The work housed here supports and augments the groundbreaking research conducted in HHMI labs across the nation.  As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working here are making a difference.


As an integral member of the Tax team, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for preparing various types of state and local tax and information returns along with research and other analysis.   
This position reports to the Manager, Tax and is located at HHMI’s headquarters. They will report in-person 1 day a week to Chevy Chase, MD.  

What we provide: 

  • Opportunities to learn and broaden your knowledge on different state tax laws.   

  • Chance to collaborate across all levels of the department, and lots of autonomy to drive the state law tax process. 

  • A team that believes in continuous learning and cultivates an environment where all members of the team can support each other.  

  • A competitive compensation package that includes up to $10,000 in educational reimbursement each year and a significant budget for professional development!  


What you’ll do: 

  • Prepare state and local filings, including sales & use tax returns, personal property tax reports, unclaimed property returns, income tax returns, quarterly income tax estimates, business license applications and renewals, and annual reports.  

  • Maintain state and local tax exemptions. 

  • Respond to notices or correspondence from state and local tax authorities. 

  • Assist with tax-related General Ledger account reconciliations and other projects. 

  • Perform state and local tax analysis, research and monitor changes in laws and regulations. 

  • Analyze current processes and leverages systems (Workday, Ariba, Avalara Tax, K1x/Ctrac) to ensure process improvement opportunities are fully realized. 

  • Participate in other projects or duties as required, such as assisting with federal filings, such as Form 990/990-T, Federal Reserve and Census Bureau reports.  


What you bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; Master’s degree in Accounting or Tax is a plus.    

  • Two to five years of relevant experience in tax.  

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.  

  • Experience with state and local tax filings and business licenses a plus.  

  • Experience with exempt organization taxation a plus.  

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.  

  • Technical skills: Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel, including Pivot tables, complex formulas, and Power Query), Workday or other ERP system, Ariba, K1x/CtracUses 

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.  


Physical Requirements:  

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).  

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.  

Please Note:  

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it sould not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more. 

Compensation Range

$72,382.40 (minimum) - $90,478.00 (midpoint) - $117,621.40 (maximum)

Pay Type: Annual


HHMI’s salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer