Overview

Main areas of focus: Financial systems administration, Financial compliance, Accounting operations

Location: Remote – U.S. only.

Eligibility: charity: water is fully remote and hires from all 50 U.S. states. At this time, we are only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the United States without the need of company sponsorship now or in the future.

JOB HIGHLIGHT

You’ll use your professional accounting skills, good judgment, financial acumen, and attention to detail to reinforce the integrity of our accounting policies, operations, and compliance practices.

JOB SUMMARY

As the Senior Accountant, you’re dedicated to ensuring that every ‘i’ is dotted and ‘t’ is crossed and every column of numbers adds up. Reporting to the Controller, 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…

  • Executing a timely month close by preparing journal entries, reconciliations, and reports with a focus on payroll, accruals, credit card reconciliations, and bank reconciliations
  • Assisting the Accounting Manager in payment processor reconciliations, revenue reclasses, and ensuring our 100% model is maintained
  • Participating in the review of invoices, expense reports, and credit card expenses
  • Coaching employees on how to navigate and master the expenditure system and process along with the Accounting Associate
  • Collaborating with Strategic Finance to support operating expenditure accuracy and alignment with budget
  • Acting as system administrator for Concur, our expense management tool
  • Providing support for compliance matters such as the annual audit and the 990 tax return
  • Assisting the department in the creation of new processes as the organization continues to evolve and grow
  • Supporting the Accounting Manager and Controller with special projects, general ledger implementation, and ad hoc analyses

YOU MUST HAVE…

  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field
  • 3-4 years of accounting experience
  • Exceptional Microsoft Excel skills
  • Superior problem-solving and analysis skills and ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • 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, ERP, and other administrative systems / technologies
  • Experience with expense management platforms such as Concur and customer management systems such as Salesforce

IT’S AN ADDED PLUS IF YOU HAVE…

  • Public Accounting experience
  • Current CPA designation or equivalent
  • Experience using NetSuite, or similar ERP systems

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.

TEAM OVERVIEW

The Finance team, which includes Accounting, Strategic Finance, 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

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 17.5 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

Unlimited PTO

Summer Fridays

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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