Payroll-Project Accounting Clerk

Location: Headquarters
# of Openings: 1


Resources for the Future ( is a nonprofit research and public policy organization that focuses on a variety of natural resource, public health, and environmental issues. Established in 1952, the organization is committed to both scholarly excellence and policy analysis. Researchers at RFF address a wide range of issues including benefit-cost analysis of environmental and other health and safety regulations; economics of public health and disease interventions; the economics of energy and the environment, forestry, biodiversity, water, and other resources; issues related to the environment and the economy of developing countries; and conceptual modeling and analysis of public policy pertaining to these topics.

RFF is currently recruiting for a payroll-project accounting clerk (entry-level) to process semi-monthly payroll to coordinate with benefit elections as well as project accounting on an ongoing basis. The successful candidate must possess mature judgement, discretion, tact, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality, and attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (verbal and written), understanding of finance and accounting are required. Further details of job duties are provided below:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain new projects
  • Create and maintain allocation rules
  • Creating allocations, review, update and post allocations to the general ledger
  • Create, maintain and generate user defined reports e.g. project reports
  • Review reports for accuracy, over budgeting etc.
  • Prepare payroll (Paychex)
  • Process accounts receivable
  • Reconcile corporate & individual contributions with Development records
  • Deposit cash receipts
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly parking accounts
  • Prepare monthly metro accounts
  • Review all check requests and invoices
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Education/Experience Requirements

College degree or equivalent work experience in this area.

Special Knowledge/Skills Requirements

Experience with Solomon IV accounting system preferred. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be discreet, well organized and detail oriented.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, bend and reach.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. The work environment is indoors. The position does not require travel.

Resources for the Future’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is available for applicants and employees to review in the department of Human Resources. Requests to review the AAP can be made during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Please contact Mara Parrish, HR Manager, at 202-328-5053.

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