Conservation Law Foundation: Staff Accountant
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Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) seeks a Staff Accountant to join our finance team. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for supporting the accounting and financial activities of the organization. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to develop this role and fill a critical need in our organization. Based in our Boston office with some opportunity for remote work, the Staff Accountant will report to the Chief Financial Officer.
What you’ll do
Maintain accurate accounting and financial systems and serve as a resource to CLF staff in the following areas:
- Maintain payroll system and process bi-weekly payroll. Ensure accurate employee payroll deductions and PTO accruals. Transfer funds to retirement and other external benefit providers. Handle state and federal payroll taxes, including quarter and year-end reconciliation.
- Monitor bank accounts, maintain positive pay system. Deposit checks and cash, and process electronic deposits and credits, coordinating with Development staff as needed. Download and distribute statements for all bank and investment accounts. Maintain constant vigilance regarding financial fraud and phishing attempts.
- Maintain and monitor accounts receivable (A/R) system. Follow up on overdue accounts.
- Prepare and record journal entries for deposits, accruals, prepaids, etc., as assigned. Assist with month-end close by preparing a variety of account reconciliations.
- Prepare schedules and reports for annual audits, including secondary audits such as 403b and worker’s comp.
- Process finance department mail, routing as necessary, and maintain department files.
- Work with Grants & Finance Manager to provide financial information for grant proposals and reports.
- Support managers in maintaining accurate department financials through reclassifications of transactions, journal entries, etc.; provide custom reports as requested.
- Monitor unemployment accounts in six states and pursue fraudulent claims.
- Work collaboratively with outsourced accounting partner as well as auditors and other external parties.
- Proactively solve problems and provide excellent customer service to CLF staff.
- Special projects and other duties as assigned.
What you’ll need
Strong candidates will have the ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent professional experience
- Three or more years relevant experience in nonprofit accounting
- Demonstrated experience with Intacct or other accounting software
- Expertise with UKG Ready or other payroll software, including payroll processing and reporting
- Strong financial and analytical skills, including Microsoft Excel
- Thorough understanding of GAAP and fund accounting
- Ability to secure and store confidential information and exercise extreme discretion
- Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and prioritize workload
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Enthusiasm for environmental issues and advocacy
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems, from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in statehouses, courthouses, boardrooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF frequently works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately from the impacts of environmental degradation.
CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.
Salary & Benefits
CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The base salary for the position is $69,000; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications.
We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.
To apply for this exciting position, please visit: 6181430:Career Search (saashr.com)
CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.