• 2 years, 10 months ago

    Job Opening: Chesapeake Research Consortium Accounting Clerk

    Accounting Clerk Position with Chesapeake Research Consortium
    The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is a partnership of 7 leading research institutions in the Chesapeake watershed ( that encourages and facilitates scientific and technical activities in the Chesapeake Bay, its drainage basin, adjoining airshed, and adjacent coastal waters of the Middle Atlantic Bight. The Consortium is primarily supported by grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with government agencies and departments as well as some private firms; there are no fund-raising for endowment nor marketing activities. The office provides a friendly working environment and participation in a team commitment to facilitate regional basic and applied science and the transfer of that information to inform science-based management for the restoration of the bay.
    To fulfill its on-going and future efforts, the CRC has an immediate opening for an Accounting Clerk.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 3, 2017.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Process all fund draws from federal grant reimbursement accounts
    Process invoices and prepares checks for signature
    Review bank deposits
    Reconcile all bank accounts
    Mail vendor checks
    File paid bills
    Record used leave
    Create invoices and grant reimbursements for accrued leave, payroll, and health insurance.
    Review and file time sheets and leave logs for staff; handle staff mail.
    Track 1099 recipients for annual audit
    Work alongside Business Manager to review and manage cash flow
    Share responsibility with Business Manager for data entry into accounting
    Organize quarterly board meetings, including draft agenda and board minutes
    Provide scheduling assistance for the Executive Director
    Work with CRC staff on managing CRC website, Quarterly Newsletter, and social media
    Some college required, four year degree preferred.
    Two-plus (2+) years of accounting experience and familiarity with non-profit financial reporting and management is preferred.
    Experience with accounting software and ability to pick up new systems are required. Familiarity with QuickBooks would be a plus.
    Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.  Knowledge of, and comfort with, web-based and cloud-based office solutions are plusses.
    Computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook software.
    Detail orientated, professional attitude, reliable.
    Interest in the environment and Chesapeake Bay-related issues is a plus.
    Interest in learning HR functions or Social Media outreach a plus.
    Health, Dental, Vision insurance
    Paid Holidays
    Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave
    Employer-paid short-term disability
    Voluntary benefits including, but not limited to, long-term disability, life insurance (term and/or whole life), and critical illness coverage
    Strong professional development and career support
    401K (traditional and Roth), Flexible Spending Accounts, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Office located at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Rhode River
    Family-friendly professional organization
    Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience. Expected range:  $30,000 to $35,000 annually.  
    To Apply:
    Submit a cover letter and resume to Mr. Matthew Trommatter, CRC’s Business Manager, at  Please use the subject line: Accounting Clerk Position.
    Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 3, 2017, to be assured of review; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  .
    Due to CRC’s location on the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus, the selected candidate will be required to complete a federal background check upon hire.
    CRC is an EEO employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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