Center for Biological Diversity
  • 04-Dec-2017 to 02-Feb-2018 (MST)
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Payroll/Staff Accountant. This position is located in Tucson, Arizona.

General position overview:

The Payroll/Staff Accountant is responsible for accurate processing, recording, maintenance and control for payroll, general ledger accounts and business transactions.  This is achieved by applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. 

Primary duties:

  • Analyzes, prepares and inputs payroll data through automated system to produce accurate and timely payroll. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Process cash receipts, as well as the recording of revenues and receivables.
  • Performs various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provides general ledger support.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting, finance and/or payroll reports.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Facilitates management and staff understanding of payroll procedures.
  • Assist Comptroller with day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department.


Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Three or more years of relevant accounting and payroll experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Accounting and Payroll systems. Candidates with Paychex Flex experience will be given priority.
  • Prior experience working with a non-profit, member-supported organization preferred. 
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred.

Benefits Package

Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.

  • Paid Short-term and long-term disability.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

Application process:

Please apply by submitting a thoughtful cover letter and resume. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.


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