Sr. Accountant

Feb 2, 2023

Are you interested in working in a collaborative environment with like-minded professionals dedicated to the science of water, public health, and the environment? If so, advance the science of water by joining The Water Research Foundation (WRF) team. WRF is the leading research organization advancing the science of all water to meet the evolving needs of its subscribers and the water sector. The convergence of research (environmental, engineering, and social) and new approaches make it an exciting time to be at WRF.

WRF is seeking a full-time Sr. Accountant in our Denver, CO office. Primary responsibilities include audit preparation and financial statement preparation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Will also be responsible for general ledger accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and other special projects as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Financial Reporting
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial record keeping and reporting, in accordance with GAAP and FASB.
  • Prepare monthly and year-end journal and reconciling entries; manage monthly and year-end closings; manage monthly and year-end financial statements and related filings.
  • Analyze and review accounts monthly to identify erroneous and/or missing entries and prepare necessary journal entries.
  • Reconcile quarterly and annual payroll tax filings.
  • Prepare annual corporate financial reports for state filings e.g. CO Charitable Solicitation Report, CT Corporation as necessary.
  • Prepare employee benefit 5500 reporting and other filing requirements.
  • Prepare board committee reports as required.
Serve as Staff Lead for Audit & Tax Reporting
  • Act as liaison with audit firm, manage audit schedules, and coordinate year-end audit preparation and prepare work papers for annual audit.
  • Coordinate and prepare annual form 990 and related work papers.
Annual Budget
  • Prepare annual budget worksheets for necessary staff and support the annual budgeting process.
  • Maintain the operating budget in the accounting system.
  • Calculate annual funds available for the WRF research programs.
Other Functions
  • Serve as payroll processing back-up; process every 4th payroll.
  • Assist with preparation of the Foundation’s annual indirect cost rate proposal submission.
  • Prepare payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements; reconciling accounts.
  • Manage banking relationship.

Job Requirements

  • CPA
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably with non-profits, federal grants contractors, or public utilities
  • Single audit experience
  • Previous payroll experience is desired
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently as well as with others

WRF Benefits

  • A casual, professional, and collaborative environment
  • Competitive salary:
    • The pay range for this position is $85,000–$90,000 (if calculated on an annual basis), based on qualifications and experience
  • An outstanding benefit package including:
    • Health, dental, and vision plans
    • Company paid life insurance along with supplemental options
    • Ancillary benefit programs
    • 401(k) plan with company match
    • Paid sick and vacation time
    • Flexible work arrangement and scheduling to enhance work/life balance

To Apply

Use the following form to submit your cover letter/salary range expectations and resume. Please indicate you are applying for the Sr. Accountant position.

WRF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

No immigration or relocation assistance is available for this position.