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Senior Accountant

Location: Waimea, HI

Are you motivated by balanced and accurate accounting records? Do you thrive in analysis and preparation of detailed financial reports? Are you passionate about providing 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.

The Senior Accountant ensures accounting system integrity, and prepares reports detailing financial results through the utilization of the 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 related experience.

Strong understanding of GAAP, FASB, and federal and state regulations.


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.

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.

Read about us, our science and our mission, at www.keckobservatory.org.


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

Contact Information

Contact: Jeannette Mundon, W. M. Keck Observatory
Email: employment@keck.hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 885-7887

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