Staff Accountant AP

ClimateWorks Foundation

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Accounting
    • Job ID 1888727

    Job Description

    About the Organization

    ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1.8 billion in grants to more than 850 organizations working to advance climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services, we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

    Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs – focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more – produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.

    Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.

    Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities – all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

    As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit .

    Job Summary

    The Staff Accountant – AP works on the Finance and Administration team and assists with the full accounts and grants payable cycle. The Staff Accountant – AP reviews and processes all bills and grants, collects approvals for payment requests, and assists in preparing weekly payment runs. He/She/They works in a dynamic environment requiring detail-oriented, independent, and professional work. He/She/They will coordinate closely with others on the Accounting team and other departments to ensure smooth processing and payment of bills and grants. He/She/They will also provide other support to the Accounting team as needed.

    Essential Tasks

    • Assist with the full Accounts and Grants Payable cycle for ClimateWorks Foundation
    • Processing and data entry of all grants and bills in the accounting system with appropriate GL coding
    • Review of documentation supporting payments to be processed in accordance with CWF policies and procedures
    • Assist in preparing weekly and special payments runs in an accurate and timely manner
    • Update and maintain AP data in various systems including Sage, Salesforce, and Tipalti
    • Assist with quarterly expense accruals
    • Monitor and review outstanding accounts payable on a weekly basis
    • Interface with vendors and staff with questions, concerns, or information requests
    • Maintain 1099 vendor information
    • Ad hoc requests related to Accounting and Finance

    Required Qualifications

    • Associate degree in accounting, finance, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • One to two years of accounts payable experience, in nonprofit sector a plus.
    • Proficiency with accounting software, Intacct experience a plus.
    • Experience with Salesforce a plus.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently to meet multiple deadlines
    • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment


    This position is a contract position with employment terms negotiated through the foundation’s staffing agency.

    • Tier 1 (Bay Area / NYC): $30 to $35 (hourly rate)
    • Tier 2(Other US): $28 to $30 (hourly rate)


    ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. This position is classified as US Flexible. Exceptional candidates can work from the SF office or from other locations, geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor.

    Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

    At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people – especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color – who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

    To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at ClimateWorks Foundation and as such we are committed to creating a diverse and multi-cultural work environment. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

    This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment.

    ClimateWorks Foundation is committed to complying with all laws protecting qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as employees’ religious beliefs and practices. This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment. ClimateWorks Foundation will provide a reasonable accommodation for any known physical or mental disability of a qualified individual and/or employees’ religious beliefs and practices, as required by law.

    If you require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources. Once ClimateWorks Foundation is aware of the need for an accommodation, it will engage in an interactive process to identify possible accommodations.

    Application Process

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.

    Employment at the ClimateWorks Foundation is at-will.

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