Main areas of focus: Financial compliance, Financial systems administration, accounting operations
Location: Remote - U.S. only.
Location: This opportunity is open to any applicant eligible to work in the U.S. or with an existing U.S. work permit. We are currently a fully remote workplace.
You'll be ensuring financial compliance by employing your financial and accounting acumen and attention to detail.
As an Accounting Associate, you'll take your first steps in the accounting profession. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, you'll be the Accounts Payable champion, reviewing coding of invoices and expense reports. You'll work closely with the accounting team to ensure our organization's books are kept up-to-date, accurate, and comply with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Reviewing invoices, expense reports, and credit card expenses for accurate coding to the general ledger
Investigating and responding to internal and vendor inquiries related to expense transactions
Coaching employees on how to navigate and master the expenditure system and process
Assisting with system administrator tasks for our expense management tool
Providing support for compliance matters such as the annual audit and the 990 tax return
Participating in month close as needed, preparing journal entries and reconciling accounts
Assisting the department in the creation of new processes as the organization continues to evolve and grow
Managing additional administrative responsibilities and projects as needed
YOU MUST HAVE
A degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field
Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
Exceptional communication and cross-collaboration skills
Strong attention to detail - you care about the "little things" and make sure they get completed on time and in a professional manner
Demonstrated experience learning and using financial and administrative systems / technologies
IT'S AN ADDED PLUS IF YOU HAVE
1+ year of office work or customer service experience
Formal Excel training
Experience with expense management platforms such as Concur and/or ERP software such as NetSuite
YOU'LL BE SUCCESSFUL IF
You're obsessed with accuracy
You double and triple-check your work because you know that accurate data is crucial for an Accounting Department to operate successfully. You pay strong attention to detail, have excellent math, grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills. You care about the numbers being right and take the time to make sure everything reconciles or is set up to be error-proof.
You're driven and can drive your own boat
You can work unaccompanied and are a self-starter. You work just as hard and meticulously by yourself as you do when someone is looking.
You're organized and diligent
You can multitask because you keep things in order. You can handle and prioritize multiple projects of various origins at once. You can turn any email thread into actionable and prioritized items for multiple people.
You're a team player
You can coordinate efforts with many different departments to get the job done right. You use sound judgment and intuitive analysis to interpret requests from your team and turn it into a solution that makes sense for charity: water. And you know to follow up to make sure everyone's on the same page.
The Finance team, which includes Accounting, Business Operations, and Legal, works diligently to support our entire organization, keeping our books in pristine order, ensuring that our Operations and Water funds are being allocated responsibility and in line with our strategic goals. They guarantee our donor promise and core pillar that 100% of our public donations will be utilized for water projects.
At charity: water, we believe that water changes everything. We work with local implementing partners to fund sustainable solutions that provide clean and safe drinking water to people around the world. Since 2006, with a diverse team of world-changers and an unstoppable community of supporters, we've brought clean water to more than 16.8 million people worldwide. With the makings of a mid-size tech startup, we're reinventing charity through endless innovation, contagious passion, beautifully crafted stories, and a powerful brand that inspires a new kind of generosity.
At charity: water, we value every background, identity, and experience. We believe that a diverse team, informed by different cultures and perspectives, makes us stronger. We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard. We commit to providing genuine opportunities for all people to thrive. And we will continue to embed diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equality in everything we do.
BENEFITS & PERKS
6-week paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of employment
Annual bonus potential through The Pool
401k plan + employer match
Medical covered at 80% + Dental/Vision contributions
FSA + dependent day care FSA
Employer-paid life insurance, STD, LTD
16-week paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents
Stipends for Home office, Professional Development, TSA Pre-check and a You-do-You Perk
2-4 annual travel opportunities to spend quality in-person time with the team
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