Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • - Administration
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Starting at $70,000 Based on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

The Accountant is responsible for implementing, recording, documenting, and monitoring financial transactions of C2ES in close coordination with the Finance Manager. The Accountant will contribute to the achievement of C2ES's mission and the sustainable management of C2ES'sresources by ensuring C2ES'stransactions and reporting are in compliance with GAAP. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • Ensures C2ES's transactions and financial statement reporting are in compliance with GAAP. Makes recommendations to adjust C2ES's policies, procedures, and internal controls to support this.

  • Processes, records, and documents accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, cash disbursements, fixed asset transactions, and other journal vouchers, in collaboration with the Finance Manager and following C2ES's internal controls.

  • Receives, verifies, and records employee expense reports and credit card accountings.

  • Prepares documentation to assist the Finance Manager and CFO with reconciliations of bank, ledgers, financial statements, and others.

  • Prepares schedules and collects documentation for C2ES's annual external audit.

  • Contributes to the preparation of financial statements and annual budget for the Board of Directors.

  • Documents and reports any real or potential violation of internal controls to the CFO or other management, as appropriate.

  • Participate in the scoping, solicitation, selection, design, migration, and implementation of a new accounting system.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be reliable and extremely trustworthy.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

  • Must be able to learn accounting software systems.

  • Must be comfortable working with electronic documentation, rather than paper.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain confidential and meticulous records.

  • Experience with Abila MIP, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro, are all pluses, but not required.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma required;Business or Accounting degree preferred.

  • Either 2 years college-level accounting study or 2 years accounting work experience required.

  • Knowledge of and experience with non-profit accounting preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


Starting Date: As soon as possible

Location: This position is based in Arlington, Virginia; near Washington, DC.

ApplicationDeadline: Rolling until position is filled.

Status: This is a Full-time position.


Benefits Offered:

  • Health Insurance. C2ES covers 75% of the health insurance premiums.

  • Dental Insurance. C2ES covers 100% of the total cost dental plan.

  • Vision Insurance: Employee covers the total cost of this plan.

  • LTD.

  • FSA.

  • Group Life insurance and Voluntary Life insurance.

  • Leave Time: Employees enjoy a 3 weeks' vacation per year.

  • Sick time: up to 10 days per year.

  • Personal Leave: Up to Two personal leave days.

  • FMLA Leave: Case by case is evaluated by the Supervisor and HR.

  • Holidays: C2ES observes 12 holidays during the year. Additionally, the organization closes the last week of year.

  • Flexible environment.


About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions:
C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a thriving and resilient low-carbon economy. We are widely recognized as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues, a trusted convener, and a credible source of expertise and analysis. We work closely with federal, state, and local policymakers, executives of Fortune 500 businesses, international climate negotiators, and a wide range of other stakeholders to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. We believe ambitious and effective climate policy is essential to a prosperous, sustainable, and equitable economy.


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