Environmental Law Institute - Washington, DC

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The Environmental Law Institute seeks an energetic, self-starting, highly motivated individual to be the Bookkeeper. The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the leading center of environmental research, policy, analysis, and training in the United States. Founded in 1969, ELI plays a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law, management, and policy both in the United States and abroad. Support for the Institute comes from a mix of law firm, corporate, government, academic, and individual members as well as grants from private foundations, companies, and government agencies. Responsibilities The Bookkeeper supports the accounting function primarily with transaction entry, payroll processing and related reconciliations. The Bookkeeper reports to the Director of Finance but works closely with the Accounting Manager and Project Accountant. Duties Include:
Process semi monthly payroll and reconcile labor and paid time off totals
Prepare journal entries to record receipts, prepare and make bank deposits
Process invoices for payment and prepares weekly check runs
Prepare monthly accrual journals
Record and reconcile monthly credit card statements
Prepare spreadsheets to support, track and reconcile various entries and accounts
Prepare for year-end audit, including reconcile and true various liability and revenue accounts Qualifications The qualifications for the ideal candidate for this position include:
Bachelor’s Degree with college courses in accounting or business preferred
Strong computing and technology skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel software
Experience with computerized accounting software; Solomon (MS Dynamics) preferred
Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills and keen critical thinking and organizational skills
Strong service orientation and appreciation of ELI’s mission to make law work for people, places, and the planet SALARY: Competitive salary with excellent benefits. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system ( To be considered, your submission must include the completed online form, together with the following uploaded materials: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current resume. Applications must be submitted to ELI no later than April 14, 2014 . Please note: you must use ELI’s online application system. ELI is unable to consider applications submitted by email, U.S. mail, or hand delivery; nor can late applications be considered. No phone calls, please. Please send an email to if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions.
The Environmental Law Institute is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to achieving an inclusive,diverse workplace that values every individual.

Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.