Accountant

Location: Headquarters, Washington, DC
Department: Finance
Supervisor: Vice President of Finance/CFO

BASIC SUMMARY:

The Accountant performs a variety of accounting duties, with a focus on Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund full cycle accounting, state solicitation registrations, field office accounting and fixed asset accounting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund – Full Cycle Accounting

  • Recording checks received

  • Processing vendor and intercompany invoices received

  • Maintain intercompany account due to Defenders of Wildlife:

  • Record monthly allocation of salary /fringe/overhead from Defenders of Wildlife to Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

  • Prepare monthly intercompany invoice from Defenders of Wildlife to Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

  • Process intercompany invoice

  • Reconcile intercompany due-to and due-from accounts on a monthly basis

  • Reconcile all Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund balance sheet accounts (prepaid expenses /   accrued expenses/ etc.) on a monthly basis; record journal entries as necessary

  • Assist in preparation for Annual Financial Statement Audit

  • Assist in preparation of Annual Form 990

 

Defenders of Wildlife - State Solicitation Registrations

  • Overall responsibility to ensure all state solicitations for Defenders of Wildlife are processed timely and accurately

  • Annually, populate database with data for state solicitation registrations based upon completed Form 990’s

  • Complete preliminary state solicitation registrations as they come due

  • Upon completion of registrations, present to Controller and VP of Finance for final approval

  • Coordinate obtaining signatures and notaries as required

  • File finalize (signed and notarized) state solicitation registrations to the state with appropriate payments as necessary

  • Maintain file of all completed state solicitation registrations

 

Defenders of Wildlife - Field Office Related Accounting

  • Process monthly lease payments for field office locations according to executed leases/invoices received

  • Record journal entries to achieve straight line lease expense as necessary

  • Manage/reconcile field office security deposits

  • Manage sub-lease income

  • Prepare annual personal property tax returns for field office states, working with IT and facilities department to gather necessary information

  • Assist in preparation of centralized field office budgets (to include rent/postage/ telephone/property tax)

 

Defenders of Wildlife - Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Maintain fixed asset schedule; add capital asset purchases to schedule using unique identifier provided by IT department

  • Calculate and record depreciation expense in General Ledger on a monthly basis

  • Prepare monthly report for IT department comparing capital asset purchases to capital budget

  • Work with IT department at fiscal year end to record fixed asset disposals; remove disposals from fixed asset schedule 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting or related discipline.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a substitute

  • Experience:  1+ years of accounting experience

  • Other:

  • Well-organized with the ability to work independently

  • Strong ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills

  • Microsoft Dynamics SL/GP experience a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

SALARY RANGE:

  • Up To $50,000 

VALUES AND DIVERSITY:

  • Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures.  We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places.

  • Visit Our Values and Diversity page to learn more about who we are and how we operate.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Interested applicants should complete an application for employment. Please reference Accountant in your subject line and submit your completed application, a letter of interest and resume to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org.


It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.