Accounting Associate


Employment Type Part time 10-20 hours per week depending upon need and availability
Location Remote · United States San Francisco
Salary $12,500 - $25,000 (USD) $25 per hour
Team Administration
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 29th Feb 2024 PST

Job Description

Be an important part of the team of an Environmental Nonprofit! 

iNaturalist is looking for a part-time Accounting Associate to help with basic accounting tasks.  

About iNaturalist

iNaturalist is a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on improving millions of people’s lives by strengthening connections with nature and on protecting the natural world by generating millions of critical biodiversity records for science and conservation each month. We do this by engaging a global community of over a million people each month in nature exploration and citizen science on the iNaturalist website and mobile apps. iNaturalist is now the largest provider of recent biodiversity data for the majority of species on the planet. We have ambitious plans to grow our reach and impact.

About the Job

We are looking for a detail-oriented Accounting Associate to help with basic accounting functions, such as data entry into the accounting system and account reconciliations. The successful candidate may diversify their work if they demonstrate ability and interest. You will report to the Head of Administration. This is a part-time job: 10-19 hours per week. The wage is $25 per hour, non-negotiable. 

About the Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have completed college-level coursework in accounting or similar field or have 2+ years experience in an accounting or similar role. A working knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel and/or Google Sheets) and some data entry experience are required. Most importantly, the candidate should be highly detail-oriented and able to accurately enter and process information and follow documented processes. Experience with NetSuite is a plus, but not required. 

Being an active user of iNaturalist and/or having a keen interest in nature is a plus. So is having a good sense of humor. 

Candidates must have a high school diploma. Candidates must be fluent in English, both written and verbal. Candidates must have the flexibility and communication skills to work and learn remotely and effectively use collaboration tools such as Slack. 

Why it’s Great to work at iNaturalist 

 A mission that matters. 

With species going extinct daily, the need to protect and document biodiversity has never been greater. iNaturalist has become the go-to data source for most species. 

A great team.

Smart, hard-working nature lovers make up our small team. We live across the US and Europe but come together each day to further our mission. 

Flexible work. 

We are a virtual team, and this position’s work can be performed from home or wherever you are comfortable with a strong internet connection. 

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