15 January, 2015
CEDO, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, is looking for a dynamic hard-working, detail-oriented, computer savvy person to serve as manager of the institution’s financial information. In addition to tracking and reconciling revenues and expenses for the organization on a monthly basis, using accounting software, this person will assist in project and cost center budget management, payroll generation, management of bank records, contracts and invoices and other bookkeeping and accounting needs for diverse financial information and provide general oversight of office accounting procedures.
CEDO is a binational, not for profit environmental organization (www.cedointercultural.org), with offices in Tucson, Arizona and Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. The position will work out of the Tucson Office (4560 E. Broadway, Suite 220), managing financial information for the US institution. Coordination with the Mexico Office is required, so Spanish skills are a plus. Travel to Mexico is not required but there may be opportunities to do so.
The position is for 20 hours a week. Schedule is flexible. Salary based on qualifications.
-Accounts payable and receivable
-Payroll and payroll tax payments
-Participate in preparation of annual reporting, financial statements and annual tax returns
-Revenue and expense entry into accounting system; reconcile to bank and other financial statements
-Inventory management and reconciliation
-Contract and invoice management
-Grant and associated fund accounting and reporting
-Other bookkeeping and accounting tasks as needed
-Management of donor database and support for conducting mail mergers.
-Assist Executive Director in support of CEDO’s mission.
-B.S. in accounting or related fields preferred
-Demonstrated attention to detail and organization skills
-Proficiency with accounting procedures and software such as FundEZ or Quickbooks
-Excellent skills in use of Excel spreadsheets
-Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
-Good communication skills
-Ability to problem solve and research solutions and/or necessary information for problem resolution
-Willingness and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus
-Demonstrated time management skills
-Previous non-profit experience is a plus
-High integrity and impeccable honesty
-Willingness to stay updated and/or learn new accounting principles and non-profit federal guidelines and regulations
-Interest and commitment to the mission of CEDO
If you are interested in applying and committing your accounting skills to a dynamic organization promoting intercultural collaboration and community stewardship for the protection, enjoyment and sustainable use of the Gulf of California’s amazing diversity, beauty and productivity, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to become a part of the CEDO team.
Please send the following, if you are interested in the Administrator position:
– A letter of inquiry, stating your professional interests.
– Two references.
Send by email to: Peggy Turk Boyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications now being accepted with a desired start date in mid-January
Background on CEDO:
CEDO comes from its name in Spanish, El Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Océanos (the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans). Each year thousands of people participate in CEDO’s research, education and conservation programs. CEDO maintains a Tucson office and in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico a biological field station for visiting classes and field researchers. CEDO offers eco-adventures for families and children and maintains a gift shop at Puerto Penasco. We work closely with visitors, local communities and the government to understand and minimize human impact on local environments and species in nine coastal communities of the Northern Gulf.
Our mission is to empower coastal communities of the Northern Gulf of California with the knowledge and tools to create sustainable livelihoods in concert with natural and multicultural environments.