Accounting Manager

Full Time
Mid Level

The Accounting Manager reports to the Executive Director. Candidate must reside in the United States.


The climate emergency is here and it is the greatest societal threat that we face. The world as we know it is running out of time and the window for small, incremental action has closed. Instead, we need an emergency-level response to accelerate decarbonization around the world.

ACE works at the nexus of youth, media and civic engagement to accelerate our pathway toward a decarbonized world. We reach tens of millions of people with our programs each year and are driving a new climate narrative to engage audiences that our movement has yet to reach. We utilize leading-edge media strategies to combat dangerous disinformation, drive action-taking, and increase diverse participation in the democratic process.

Our staff and board members are dynamic, diverse and talented, and our team is currently growing to meet this critical moment of opportunity.



The Accounting Manager manages ACE’s diverse finance functions. The Accounting Manager prepares and reviews financial documents, reports, and statements. They oversee all accounting procedures and advise on general financial matters.



  • Maintains financial records and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Performs full cycle accounting, including preparing and reviewing monthly financials and the month-end close process
  • Develops monthly financial statements regarding the company’s profits, loss statements, and balance sheets
  • Works closely with leadership and other finance professionals to reconcile accounts and review quarterly or annual reports
  • Reviews grant contracts monthly to ensure revenue is correctly entered and recorded
  • Manages all restricted funding activity ensuring an accurate & current status of unexpended and available funding sources
  • Prepares monthly journal entries, reviews, and research account transactions and performs analysis and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  • Develops and manages the internal control environment
  • Participates in monthly meetings to review budgets, financials, and other reports
  • Owns the development of Financial reporting for Management and the Board of directors
  • Completes monthly credit card and bank reconciliations
  • Maintains a fixed asset schedule
  • Owns the annual financial statement audit process by providing information and preparing detailed account reports


  • BS degree in Finance or Accounting
  • At least five years of experience in accounting and/or financial analysis preferable in a  non-profit organization
  • Proficiency in financial software applications (Quickbooks), with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of regulatory requirements and GAAP principles
  • Strong analytic skills including creative approaches to problem solving.
  • Knowledge of non-profit grants rules and regulations
  • Commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct


Schedule: Full-time 

Annual salary range: $85,000-95,000, commensurate with experience

Generous benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b retirement savings plan, Vacation, Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, 2 Floating Holidays, 2 Community Service Floating Holidays, sick time, two weeks of full-staff time off (July 4 week and Christmas-New Years week) and 13 observed holidays

ACE is an equal opportunity employer that highly values staff diversity

Location: US

Deeply integrated throughout this work is an underlying commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 


This description reflects ACE’s assignment of essential functions, it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. ACE retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position at any time. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. ACE has a zero tolerance standard for abuse and inappropriate behavior by staff members


ACE is an equal-opportunity employer that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and views the climate crisis as a social justice crisis. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people who experience gender oppression, people with disabilities, and people who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community are particularly encouraged to apply.   



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