Staff Accountant | Oceana

Staff Accountant

Are you an experienced accountant looking to make a difference in the world? If you want to want to help Oceana thrive while delivering results that protect and restore the world’s oceans – you may be the person for us. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team that is working to protect marine wildlife, while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing population. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change but also to saving the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.

We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, the UK, and the countries in the European Union.

Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.

We are currently seeking an experienced Staff Accountant who, as part of the Finance and Accounting Department, will be primarily responsible for the entire accounts payable cycle as well as performing treasury functions. This individual will manage a varied and high-volume workload and will work closely with interdepartmental staff to manage payables in order to ensure accurate and timely payments. They will also assist with maintaining Oceana’s general ledger, the audit, tax preparation, and other relevant ad-hoc tasks.

Candidates for this position must thrive in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing needs. They must be able to manage and prioritize numerous responsibilities and owning tasks with minimal supervision, provide great customer service to internal and external parties, and be comfortable training groups of new hires and/or current employees. Ideal candidates must be problem-solvers, possess a superior attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as be extremely organized and responsive.

Strong candidates will have an undergraduate degree in accounting and at least three years of relevant progressive accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position reports to the US Accounting Manager and is based in Washington, DC.

Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday.