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Payroll Accountant II

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Accounting & Finance
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

This position will be hybrid requiring 8 days per month in the Washington DC office. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission as WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

World Resources Institute is seeking a Staff Accountant in carrying out the listed responsibilities of the accounting department. The ideal candidate should be well-versed in accounting principles, able to work comfortably with numbers and have an impeccable attention to detail. The goal is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the WRI to be fully aware of its financial condition.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Payroll Manager, you will carry out the listed responsibilities of the accounting department. The goal is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the WRI to be fully aware of its financial condition. You will be responsible for processing all timesheets on time. You have experience processing timesheets in an ERP, strong technical skills, able to work comfortably with numbers and have an impeccable attention to detail. You will be supported by a team of 11 strong accountants.

What will you do:

Timesheet Management (40%):

  • Process semi-monthly timesheets: process and export DC and China office labor and leave information from Deltek Time and Expense Application to Costpoint
  • Ensure that all timesheets are submitted
  • Manage timesheet codes and advise staff on how to use the codes
  • Set up new employees in Costpoint, along with all current employees change

Payroll Management (30%):

  • Book in the system monthly - salary adjustments, leave calculations/adjustments, Leave payout to term staff, bonus entries, payroll entries, direct allocations
  • Submit all payroll check payments through ECM system
  • Prepare and enter all payroll related Accounting entries
  • Prepare and record all transactions related to Safeguard and secondees

Accounting Task (30%):

  • Respond to inquiries about timesheet promptly and provide guidance
  • Reconcile assigned GL accounts
  • Be a backup for payroll specialist
  • Support payroll manager and Accounting Manager during audit and 990 process
  • Any additional responsibility set by Manager

What will you need:

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related fields
  • Experience: You have minimum of 3 years of full-time relevant work experience in payroll and timesheets management
  • Experience with and HRIS system such as ADP and/or an Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Languages: Verbal and written English proficiency required.
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position.

Potential Salary: Salary range is between 69,000 and 73,000 USD. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive renumeration and benefits package.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with cover letter. We are unable to consider your application without a cover letter.

You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

What we offer:

  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI
  • Commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure
  • Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, retirement plan access and employer contribution, Paid Time Off

About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence and Respect.

Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment; we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.