Staff Accountant

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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New York City, NY, United States

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30+ days ago

NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

NRDC is seeking a Staff Accountant to work with the Accounting team in our New York office.

Position Summary

NRDC is seeking a Staff Accountant to work with the Accounting and Finance team in our New York office. The Staff Accountant assists the Accounting Manager with the following key responsibilities
  • Prepares standard and regular entries as assigned. Performs data entry of journal entries into general ledger system for investment and Fixed Assets.
  • Assists in preparing and uploading journal entries for month-end close.
  • Reconciles various investment and Fixed Asset accounts (daily, weekly, & monthly) by gathering statements and balancing information.
  • Prepares daily cash reports.
  • Maintains spreadsheets and prepares activity logs as needed for the department.
  • Compiles data for internal monthly analysis reports and maintains year-to-date reports of same as assigned.
  • Performs monthly investment account reconciliations as assigned and maintains records of the same on a year-to-date basis.
  • Investigates and traces discrepancies and records adjustments into the general ledger.
  • Assists with processing of cash transfers, investment subscriptions, redemptions, and distributions.
  • Collaborates with team members to produce backup materials and schedules for annual audits.
  • Support Fixed Asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation.

  • 2-3 year of Accounting experience
  • Bachelors in Accounting required
  • Good written and oral communication skills; ability to organize a number of tasks, set priorities, and pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Good excel and computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, technical and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based
on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $ 70,000 to $ 75,000.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements.

To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs.

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