Woodwell Climate Research Center
Falmouth, MA, United States
18 days ago
SUMMARY: Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a leading independent climate research institute, with a mission to advance science-based climate policies through scientific research and outreach. The keys to Woodwell’s success are the quality of its research and the ability to deliver that science to policymakers and decision makers.
DESCRIPTION: The Senior Accountant role encompasses a unique blend of responsibilities, including: grants accounting, monthly/quarterly reconciliations, internal reporting, cash management, assisting in the annual audit process, assisting in the annual operating budget process , and monitoring Woodwell Climate's compliance with award-specific rules and regulations.
- Grant expense monitoring:
- Invoice relevant agencies/institutions and prepare government drawdown requests.
- Track cash receipt summaries and follow-up on outstanding invoices and grant receipts, as needed.
- Manage payments for subawards: track invoices, ensure that requests are within the guidelines of existing agreements, and coordinate contract renewals/extensions.
- Manage payments for consultants: track invoices, ensure that requests are within the guidelines of existing agreements, and coordinate contract renewals/extensions.
- Monthly accounting:
- Prepare and post monthly journal entries as needed.
- Reconcile various accounts as needed.
- Prepare monthly project closing journal entries.
- Assist in preparation for annual Center and NICRA audits and Center tax returns.
- Provide financial analysis support for special projects, as needed.
- Maintain fixed asset ledger and related asset transactions or tasks.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Ability to work independently, with a high degree of organization
- Maintain congenial, professional, and confidential relationships with the entire staff and external contacts
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business
- Minimum 3 year’s experience in non-profit/fund accounting, in particular Foundation and US Government grants and contracts under OMB Uniform Guidance
- Working knowledge of internal controls in a non-profit environment
- Working knowledge of internal controls and segregation of duties
- Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel, familiarity with non-profit accounting software, strong attention to detail
- Knowledge of internal grant management accounting software such as Sage Intacct is preferred but not required to be considered for this position
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Desired Start Date: Immediate
Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $75,000 to $90,000 based on experience. Woodwell offers a very generous benefits package.
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts. Some remote work will be considered.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please use Senior Accountant on all correspondence.
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, Woodwell Climate Research Center is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 100+ staff members, and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.
Woodwell Climate Research Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Woodwell
WE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.
The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.
Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.
We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.