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Published 12 days ago

Staff Accountant

On-site, Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Start Date:September 16, 2024
Application Deadline:August 31, 2024
Education:4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level:Mid-level
Salary:USD $80,000 - $84,000 / year

Description

Location: This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, CA headquarters. However, we will consider a qualified candidate who would work remotely.

Target start date: September 15, 2024 or earlier


Note: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization working to protect the rainforest, advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, and halt the advancement of the climate crisis. Amazon Watch is a woman of color-led organization that works in partnership and solidarity with Indigenous communities across the Amazon as part of the international climate justice movement. Many of our allies across the Amazon are actively resisting and organizing against climate change related catastrophes, the onslaught of extreme far-right regimes, and the expansion of fossil fuel and other extractive industries.

We are seeking a Staff Accountant who will be responsible for the preparation and execution of many of our day-to-day accounting and reports directly to the Director of Finance and Accounting. This role requires experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll preparation, and assists in general ledger reconciliations.

 

Accounts Receivable

  • Works with admin staff to process and deposit incoming checks
  • Records cash receipts, including incoming wires, in Xero
  • Communicates with appropriate staff when donations and grants have been received
  • Processes adjustments to accounts as needed

Accounts Payable

  • Codes, enters and sets up payables in BILL for payment approval
  • Acts as initial contact for vendors
  • New vendor setup, including collecting W-9s; works with our bookkeeping firm on annual submission of 1099s
  • Schedules payable check runs/ePayments of invoices through Bill.com
  • Prepares domestic and international bank wires using online banking system

Payroll

  • Processes payroll with Director of Finance and Accounting
  • Interacts and assist staff with payroll inquiries

Other duties include:

  • Assists in month end and year end closing, including general ledger
  • Assists with:
  • creating grant financial reports
  • budget and forecast report preparation and generation
  • financial statement preparation and finance update presentations
  • annual audit preparation
  • special projects as assigned
  • Attends and participates in Staff, Finance and bookkeeping firm team meetings
  • Additional responsibilities may include support for HR Dept.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience with Xero and BILL software is preferred
  • Experience with Gusto payroll preferred but not required
  • High proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
  • High proficiency in Google sheets and docs
  • Excellent knowledge of A/P, A/R and Expense Reporting
  • Familiarity, general knowledge of GAAP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Handles confidential financial information in an appropriate manner
  • Accounting experience: 2 years
  • Accounting-specific education and training
  • Individuals with HR experience and skills desirable, but not required

Amazon Watch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. We strive to build an organization that is inclusive and representative of our partners and the larger world. To that end, we strongly encourage self-identified people of color, people with disabilities, Indigenous, queer and transgender people to apply. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: $80,000 - $84,000. Full benefits include family health care (medical, dental, and vision), vacation, sabbatical, and employer-matched retirement plan.


HOW TO APPLY: Please, no calls. Send resume, three references, and a cover letter about why you would like to join our team and why you are the best candidate for the job to: https://amazonwatch.bamboohr.com/careers/25

Location: This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, CA headquarters. However, we will consider a qualified candidate who would work remotely.

Target start date: September 15, 2024 or earlier


Note: In compliance with federal law, all…

Benefits

Full benefits include family health care (medical, dental, and vision), vacation, sabbatical, and employer-matched retirement plan.

Full benefits include family health care (medical, dental, and vision), vacation, sabbatical, and employer-matched retirement plan.

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluence required, Spanish and Portuguese a plus.

English fluence required, Spanish and Portuguese a plus.

Location

On-site
520 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
108

How to Apply

Please, no calls. Send resume, three references, and a cover letter about why you would like to join our team and why you are the best candidate for the job to: https://amazonwatch.bamboohr.com/careers/25

Please, no calls. Send resume, three references, and a cover letter about why you would like to join our team and why you are the best candidate for the job to: https://amazonwatch.bamboohr…

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