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Staff Accountant

  2024-02-12     Our Children's Trust     1216 Lincoln St.     $64,672 - $81,427 year  

Our Children’s Trust is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Operations team.  

The position is a salary, exempt, and a member of the OCTWA Bargaining Union. The annual salary range is $64,672 - $81,427 and is benefit eligible. Benefits include 100% employer paid medical and dental for employee, long and short-term disability, life insurance, SIMPLE IRA plan, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave including restorative leave after 6 years.  

This position is an in-office position. Work is primarily performed Monday through Friday during regular business hours; however, evening and weekend hours may be necessary dependent upon case activity, deadlines, and workload. Some travel may be required at the cost of Our Children’s Trust.  

About Us 

Our Children’s Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign-based legal services to youth from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. We work to protect the Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal rights to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science. We support our youth clients and amplify their voices before the third branch of government in a highly strategic legal campaign that includes targeted media, education, and public engagement work to support the youths’ legal actions. Our legal work – guided by constitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of nature – aims to ensure systemic and science-based climate recovery planning and remedies at federal, state, and global levels.  We seek legally-binding, countrywide and/or statewide science-based Climate Recovery Plans that will return atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to levels below 350 ppm by the year 2100. 

Position Overview 

The Staff Accountant administers day-to-day financial responsibilities and reports for the accounts payable and accounts receivable subledgers. The position cross-trains with the Operations and Accounting Administrator (OAA) to mutually support one another. Additional finance and operations projects/responsibilities may be assigned by Chief Financial and Operating Officer.  


  • Execute the full cycle of accounts payable and accounts receivable  
  • Reconcile accounts and subledgers, maintaining compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and fiscal policies  
  • Partner with CFOO to draft and maintain fiscal policies and procedures  
  • Assist in preparation and filing of tax returns and annual audit  
  • Assist leadership team in the annual budgeting and planning process  
  • Review budget to actual reports to identify, explain, and make recommendations for variances as appropriate  
  • Record revenue and expenditures in alignment with funding restrictions and programs, at times utilizing distributions  
  • Discuss strategies and practices with CFOO on finance and administrative systems to support program operations  
  • Back-up the OAA on outsourced semi-monthly payroll, including compliance with taxation, deductions, and reporting requirements for a multi-state workforce 

An ideal candidate would have: competency in QuickBooks Online and M365, audit processes and procedures, strong understanding of and experience with general accepting accounting principles (GAAP) and audit processes and requirements, experience in non-profit setting, high level of collaboration, and exceptional policy and procedure writing skills.  

  Minimum Required Education and Experience 

  • Seven years of related experience  
  • -OR- Associate’s in Accounting plus five years of related experience  
  • -OR- Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance plus three years related experience 
  • -OR- Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance plus one year of related experience 

Application Instructions 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they have every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure of whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. 

Visit our Jobs and Internship page at, and follow prompts to submit:  

  • Resume.  
  • One-page cover letter that addresses your interest in OCT’s mission.   
  • A list of three professional references and their contact information. 

Physical Working Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to the extent possible and appropriate in the event of ADA qualifying disability. 

This position requires the incumbent to sit for long periods of time; understand speech of another person and speak clearly so listeners can understand; routinely uses fingers to grasp, type move or assemble small objects. Position occasionally lifts and carries files and boxes weighing up to 20 pounds. 

EEO Statement 

At Our Children’s Trust, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Our Children’s Trust believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. 

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