Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • Finance Administrative Associate

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/10/2018 5:02 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Finance [203000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


    • Perform administrative tasks in the accounting system, including: add accounting codes and general ledger accounts, create new grant codes, and link accounts.
    • Maintain grants database by reviewing the budget and terms for every grant NRDC receives.
    • Prepare and enter monthly grant income and salary expenses in the accounting system via journal entry. Perform monthly reconciliation of grant income with general ledger entries.
    • Maintain the back end of published financial reports.
    • Work with IT to activate and deactivate user accounts in the accounting system.
    • Update list of accounts on NRDC’s intranet.
    • Assist in the year-end IT audit. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of work experience preferred.
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to problem solve.
    • Organized and detail-oriented.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
    • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains knowledge a plus.

    NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.


    For further information about NRDC, please visit


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