About Climate Central: Climate Central is an independent, dynamic science, technology and communications non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We conduct cutting-edge climate research and develop compelling visualizations and communications products that show the daily, local impacts of climate change in the US and around the world. We support thousands of partners in their efforts to understand and communicate about climate trends, risks, and solutions. We are a non-partisan, non-advocacy, science-based climate leader.
About the Opportunity: Take a world-changing job. Climate Central seeks a thoughtful, experienced and effective Accountant to provide valued financial and administrative support to the organization.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
Manages and inputs financial data into accounting systems
Performs all activities related to the accounts payable function including reviewing, coding and processing payments, and managing invoice approvals
Assists with bank deposits and transactions, and maintains subsidiary accounts including verifying, allocating, and posting transactions
Performs accounts receivable functions including invoicing, and managing deposits, and revenue recognition
Assists in maintaining the general ledger in an accurate, complete and up-to-date manner
Assists in reviewing payroll and 401(k) records and expenses
Assists in reconciliation of accounts, and prepares financial reports including collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and data
Assists in preparing audit and 990
Maintains historical records
Assists in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements by enforcing adherence to standards and submitting reports and filings
Manages petty cash
Administrative, support and logistical tasks as needed
Essential qualifications and experience for this role:
Accounting skills and experience. You have knowledge of and experience with financial and accounting practices and principles. You know how to oversee and track financial transactions, perform accounts payable functions, maintain a general ledger, reconcile accounts, maintain records, develop financial reports and comply with nonprofit financial requirements with a high level of precision and accuracy. You have a high level of comfort with financial management and are committed to implementing best-in- class systems.
Excellent communication and relationship skills. You exhibit courtesy, respect and clarity when communicating in writing and verbally with internal and external parties. You communicate directly and authentically, build lasting relationships and work effectively across differences. You listen deeply, have a high level of emotional intelligence, are committed to collaboration and work to learn from others.
Excellent organizational skills and systems. You demonstrate exceptional organizational skills. You manage and track multiple streams of work and easily shift between tasks during the course of the day. You have a high level of attention to detail.
High level of personal responsibility. You take your commitments seriously and follow through on the commitments you make. You have a proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, keep colleagues abreast of progress on, and status of, tasks and know when to flag issues or ask questions for clarification. You manage up well, regularly providing status updates to your manager and exhibiting good judgment about when to get help.
Strong technology skills. You are comfortable and adept with technology. You are a fast learner with technology and have experience with accounting systems, banking software, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite (Mail, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, etc.) and CRM software.
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
Experience with PEO systems
Experience with bill payment systems
Experience with nonprofit organizations
Experience with Microsoft office suite, especially Microsoft Excel
This position is based in Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, N.J. This role will be required to be in the office 3-5 days/week. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States.
Compensation is competitive for a mission-driven non-profit. Climate Central offers generous benefits including paid vacation, 12 weeks paid family leave, medical, dental, 401K with up to 12% matching, and partial college tuition for children of employees who qualify.
Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.
How to Apply
Please apply via this link. The application deadline is July 7th.
Please note that our application process requires the submission of a resume only. We are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one with your application. If you choose to include your education history in your resume, please remove the name of your school from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Communication”), but please remove any undergraduate or graduate school names. This is one part of our effort to assess candidates against the essential qualifications for this role and to mitigate bias in the decision making process.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.