Accountability is a critical job for any nonprofit seeking funds from the public. That is why development departments at most progressive, program-focused nonprofits rely heavily on their finance teams to ensure that the funds they receive are accounted for, tracked, and allocated appropriately. This is not a challenge everyone enjoys, but if you are someone who takes pleasure in ticking and tying funds to accounts, balancing the books, and making the overall process easier to follow and understand for nonfinancial people, we’d like to talk with you about our Revenue and Grants Accountant position.
If you have had several years of experience in a nonprofit managing revenue and grants, have a desire to work independently, but contribute to the overall success of our team, we hope you will consider applying for our Revenue and Grants Accountant position with Friends of the Earth. The position is located in our Washington, DC Headquarters. We are looking for an individual who has:
Who We Are
First of all, you need to know more about us. Friends of the Earth is working for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Our mission is to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers – and effect policy change – with impactful, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that protect people and the planet. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our four-plus decades in operation. Our programs address a wide range of domestic and international issues as they relate to the environment, including but not limited to: climate and energy, food and agriculture, oceans and water, economic policy and democracy reform.
What You Will Do
You are joining our team at a very important time. First of all, we are closing our fiscal year, opening our new fiscal year, and last but not least preparing for an audit. To say that we have a lot to do is understating how much we have to do and the time frames in which we have to do it. We are looking for a team player with an unsinkable positive attitude who can throw themselves immediately into the work and make an obvious difference right away. Currently, we are a small team and your role is extremely important to our success. Your contributions will have an immediate impact on our operations and the work-life balance of the entire team.
Managing Revenue – Our development team is very successful and as finance, we need to grow along side them, supporting them in keeping track of the funds they raise. You will be responsible for:
Managing Grant Funding – In 2018, we have made a major investment in our grants operation. As a result, we are winning more grants than we have before. This is good news but creates a bigger need for finance to do more to support their efforts. You will be responsible for:
Knowledge and Skills
But above all, you have a passion for the environment and progressive politics . . . and it shows through. If this sounds like you, please read the last section and then let’s get started!
What Else You Should Know
We are a culture of can-do people, working in open spaces, regularly supporting each other. You will be working out of our Headquarters in Washington, DC, which is a highly collaborative environment.
Your salary will be competitive for the role and market and you will find our benefits to be generous – organization-sponsored medical/dental/vision care, generous paid time off, contribution to retirement, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, paid maternity/paternity leave and more.
We are an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff. Also, please note that references will be requested during the screening process and we will ask final candidates to tackle some exercises that directly relate to the job description.
To apply, please send us a resume or your LinkedIn profile by clicking on the link to the right. We look forward to learning more about you.