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Amazon Conservation Association | Washington, DC
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Amazon Conservation Association


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Published 12 days ago

February 17, 2020
January 31, 2020
Salary commensurate with experience

Organization

Amazon Conservation’s mission is to unite science, innovation and community to protect the western Amazon—the greatest wild forest on Earth.

As conservation pioneers since 1999, we have used science to guide our multi-pronged approach to environmental conservation and restoration in the western Amazon. Our founding program provided support for Brazil nut harvesters in Peru, as an incentive for protecting the forest. Since then, the organization has grown to protect over 4 million acres of rainforest, establish Peru’s first conservation concession, host thousands of scientists and tourists at our three premier research stations, empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods, and so much more. Our on-the-ground efforts are geographically focused in the headwaters of the Amazon basin, where the Amazon forest meets the Andes mountain range in southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia. 

For more information, please visit www.amazonconservation.org.

Position Overview

Amazon Conservation is looking for a Finance Associate to support the financial functions of our organization from our Washington, DC office. The position reports to the Finance Director and coordinates closely with staff in Peru and Bolivia as well as with DC staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced accountant to support Amazon Conservation in carrying out our new strategy to help us grow and achieve greater impact at scale in the Western Amazon.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of relevant work experience, and excellent oral, written, and organizational skills. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Handle month-end closings including processing recurring entries, utilizing our Quickbooks for Non-Profit accounting software.
  • Handle data entry of monthly journal entries (AP, AR, GL).
  • Ensure reconciliation and monitoring of accuracy of various balance sheet accounts, including cash and bank account reconciliations.
  • Manage the active grants tracking document to update accounting system with expenses, releases and revenue recognition
  • Enter and process Vendor payments via Bill.com 
  • Review and coordinate completion of expense reports via our Tallie System
  • Prepare schedules for annual audit 
  • Provide thorough, accurate and timely budget vs. actual reports for different projects
  • Work closely with the programs team, communicating clearly and collaboratively to resolve financial issues, improve procedures and processes in a timely, accurate and effective manner.  
  • Ensure all accounting duties are completed in an effective, accurate and timely manner. 
  • Proactively communicate status and flag relevant issues, suggesting improvements as possible.
  • Participate in new system implementations as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with team members in different countries in regards to financial/accounting matters 
  • Other duties and areas of responsibility as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance 
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional level experience in the non-profit accounting field (internships can be counted towards this requirement)
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks or Quickbooks Online
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Highest ethical standards and values
  • Attention to detail and follow through is a must
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently 
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment. 
  • Self-starter
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.

Organization

Amazon Conservation’s mission is to unite science, innovation and community to protect the western Amazon—the greatest wild forest on Earth.

As conservation pioneers since 1999, we have used science to guide our…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Amazon Conservation offers a competitive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, as well as a matching pension plan, and 25 vacation days. EOE

Amazon Conservation offers a competitive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, as well as a matching pension…

Level of Language Proficiency

Professional proficiency in Spanish is required.

Professional proficiency in Spanish is required.

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to applications@amazonconservation.org with the subject line “Finance Associate Application.” 

Applications without all required materials will not be reviewed.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. No phone calls, please. 

Applications will be reviewed weekly and are accepted through January 31, 2020.

Email your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to applications@amazonconservation.org with the subject line “Finance Associate Application.” 

Applications without all…

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Washington, DC

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