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Accounting Associate

Job Location

Reston, VA


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Sep 27, 2023

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state and territorial affiliates and more than seven million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stripes. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. We advance this mission through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, advancing environmental justice, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.


This position is a member of the Unrestricted Revenue (UR) and Treasury team, reporting to the Director of Accounting, and is primarily responsible for supporting the Treasury and Finance teams with accounting and administrative tasks. In addition to these responsibilities, this position will be responsible for performing other aspects of the accounting functions assigned as well as assist with daily administrative tasks. This position requires familiarity with ERP financial systems, must be detail oriented, have excellent customer service and communication skills.


Principal Duties (major areas of responsibility):


  • Download daily and monthly third-party deposit reports and check registers.
  • Reconcile third party daily activity reports to daily bank transactions for accuracy. Advise on variances.
  • Update credit card spreadsheet daily by divisions.
  • Assist with request for check verification and stop payments/voids, as needed.
  • Assist with the scanning, uploading and recording daily returned checks and chargebacks.
  • Regular and timely collection of incoming mail, along with distribution to appropriate departments/team members as needed.
  • Assist with recording incoming checks to the company check log.
  • Assist with the weekly remote deposits process of incoming checks.
  • Analyze and reconcile monthly bank statement and balance sheet accounts assigned.
  • Assist with month-end journal entries.
  • Assist with the annual financial audit.
  • Assist with department administrative tasks.
  • Assist with other duties or special projects to accomplish team and department goals.


Minimum Experience:


  • 1-3 years of accounting experience; not for profit sector preferred
  • General knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Good understanding of GAAP and auditing practices and principles
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field preferred


Minimum Skills:


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on Excel
  • Knowledge or ability to learn Infor Cloud Suite ERP Financial System
  • Superb organizational and time management abilities
  • Excellent listening, communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong accounting analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy


NWF Values:


Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:


  • Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized.
  • Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions.
  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them.
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
  • Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission


Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s required equity competencies at


Travel Requirements:




Location and Work Mode:


This position is based out of our headquarters in Reston VA. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to a flexible and empowered work environment with an authentic community of care for all staff. In this position, the employee may work in the office, or in a hybrid manner, to be decided jointly with their supervisor in the final stages of the interview process. For more information on Work Modes, please review the benefits section of our careers page:


Compensation and Benefits:


The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 annually, commensurate with experience.


We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits, and by Forbes as one of America’s best small employers! We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel restored and fueled through the day and week.


We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional, and physical health:


  • Paid time off: Vacation that starts off at three weeks accrual, unlimited wellbeing (this time can be used for physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural, religious or financial wellbeing for yourself, a partner, or family member – including pets), 10 holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • We close down for a paid winter break between December 25 to January 1 to recognize end of-year stress, and time for reflection, rejuvenation, and spending time with family.
  • Up to 16 weeks of fully paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance options – all outpatient mental health is covered at in-network rates
  • Therapist available at no cost
  • Pet insurance and discount perk program
  • Annual wellbeing allowance


In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to your personal finances:


  • Retirement plan with immediate match and vesting
  • Annual year end retirement contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption and Surrogacy assistance
  • Pet adoption stipend
  • Student Loan management


Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.


For more information on our recruiting process, please review our Careers page:


We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to

diversity, equity, and inclusion at


We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.


Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at or 703-438-6244.


If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

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