We Are Hiring

2023-147 Senior Accountant


Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.


The Senior Accountant position is responsible for all aspects of General Ledger maintenance.  This includes an array of tasks from review of data entry to ensuring that monthly financial statements accurately reflect the status of the organization.


  • Review and manage the Accounts Payable process
  • Prepare monthly journal entries
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of select annual adjusting journal entries
  • Assist in the preparation of select annual reconciliations
  • Assist with year-end annual financial audit preparation
  • Identify recurring problems, offer suggested solutions, and seek resolution of issues.
  • Assist in ad hoc reporting as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Requires 4 or more years of recent relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.
  • Great Plains and Concur experience a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (a Bachelor’s in Finance or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting can substitute for the BS in Accounting).


Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts expected hiring ranges for each of its positions. Salary minimum is $64,993; salary midpoint is $81,267. The midpoint represents the market rate for a position, and a fully experienced employee may be paid at this level. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s specialty skills, years of experience, location, and unique background.  We would welcome the opportunity to connect with potential candidates whose salary requirements may be outside of the expected hiring range.


If you think you’d be a great fit for the job and are interested in joining Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.


You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status or submit to regular masking and testing as a condition of employment at Ocean Conservancy’s meetings, gatherings, and offices. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Ocean Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We encourage applicants who have a diverse level and range of relevant skills and experiences to apply. A 100% match is not required. We want to support employees’ career growth and in return, our employees help Ocean Conservancy grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Washington, DC preferred; other locations considered: MD, VA
  • Finance
Reports To
  • Accounting Manager
  • Full Time

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