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14 Sep 2021

Full-Time Staff Accountant

The Climate Reality Project – Posted by allianceadmin Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time, salary non-exempt position to work with the Finance Department.

Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency.  Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states:

CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.  Relocating to Washington, DC will be required when our Washington, DC office safely re-opens post-pandemic (exact timing TBD).

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

Position Summary

Responsible for day-to-day accounting activities including general ledger analysis, financial transaction postings to the general ledger, maintenance and reconciliation of asset and liability accounts, cash management, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing, fixed asset management and month-end closing activities. The successful candidate will also assist with monthly financial analysis, departmental budget development and financial report generation and dissemination.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Accounting
    • Prepare and post contribution and other deposit journal entries
    • Process accounts payable invoices and related disbursements
    • Post employee reimbursement and vendor payments from Concur to general ledger
    • Prepare payroll journal entries including expense and liability account transactions
    • Perform detailed reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Budgeting and Internal Reporting
    • Support departmental budget development with staff throughout the organization
    • Produce and disseminate monthly detailed departmental reports
    • Revise budget documents upon request
  • Other Support and Analysis
    • Provide support to year-end closing and audit processes
    • Develop and run ad-hoc reports and database queries
    • Manage the finance department’s internal electronic document storage
    • Execute other projects, assignments and tasks as required

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and proficient knowledge of general accounting principles
  • 1+ years’ experience in accounting or related field
  • Knowledge and training with financial applications (cloud-based general ledger systems and Concur experience is preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, lookup formulas, etc.) and Word
  • Ability to read, create and explain financial reports
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team and with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Effective communications skills, both oral and written, with the ability to work in an international, multi-cultural organization

The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other category prohibited by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities, and termination.

BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.



How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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