SEI is seeking an Accounting Associate to support SEI and our sustainability-focused K through Workforce programs. This is a full-time position, with a flexible schedule of 3 days per week work from home and the remaining days in our main office in San Rafael, CA. IMPACT In this role you will be responsible for a wide range of accounting duties while collaborating with and supporting the Accounting Department. We are in search of a quick learner who possesses a naturally analytical mind, enjoys challenge and problem solving, is extremely detail-oriented, takes care to be accurate with those details, and would enjoy joining and interacting with our stellar staff. This is a fast-paced position that offers a variety of duties and responsibilities and requires deft prioritization skills. If this describes you then apply now! COMPENSATION & BENEFITS Receive a competitive starting salary of $30 per hour plus company-paid health insurance, sick time, vacation time, 14 paid holidays per year, in-house dental/vision/chiropractic plan, participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan (with matching after one year), a hybrid schedule with 3 days per week work from home, and additional scheduling accommodations available. DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION We seek candidates that share SEI's commitment to equity and environmental justice, who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Update and maintain debit & credit accounts in QuickBooks Process and verify onboarding hiring paperwork and add new employees to QuickBooks Manually track donations from multiple sources, process matching gifts, and communicate with donors Review staff expenses and timecards for accuracy and completion, following up as appropriate Track and file various important documents (W-9s, ACH Authorizations, approved invoices, etc.) Collaborate with accounting team to establish or update written policies and procedures as needed Enter and review detailed and minute data for accuracy Assist with various federal state, local, and accounting related compliance items Assist with various additional accounting tasks and projects, including creating spreadsheets, organizing, tracking, filing, data entry, phone calls, etc BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Associates or Bachelors degree in accounting or related field or commensurate work experience At least two years of work experience in accounting or finance, experience with nonprofits a plus Access to reliable transportation for work-related commitments Genuine commitment to anti-racism and willingness to work in racial equity frameworks and experience in addressing racism and racial equity with team members and programmatically. Experience working with QuickBooks or closely related accounting software Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously Solid basic tech knowledge and comfort with electronic communications and data management including G-Mail, G-Drive, and Slack (Wrike knowledge is a plus) Friendly and cooperative work style, willingness to learn, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for a team player who is eager to jump in and help where needed, who genuinely loves to work with the details, and is dedicated to showing up and getting the job done as part of our team PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS SEI requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions made for health and/or religious reasons upon discussion with our People Resources Department. This position requires applicants to perform the following tasks: Read/comprehend, write, perform calculations, communicate orally, reason and analyze, use fine finger movements, use a computer and mouse, sit, stand, walk, drive a motorized vehicle, carry and/or lift up to 40 pounds, reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, crouch, kneel, push/pull, grasp. HOW TO APPLY Visit our Careers Page, select this role, and fill out the application form! Both a resume and cover letter are required and should describe how your experience, education, and interest are a perfect match for this position. Applications will be considered in the order they are received. No phone calls, please. ABOUT SEI We are proud to provide a collaborative work environment filled with people who are driven to make a difference in our communities! SEI is a teams-based, non-profit organization based in the Bay Area, CA dedicated to building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 24 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students, workers, and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities.