Senior Accountant

Company: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location: Denver, CO

Date Posted: August 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $70,000-80,000 DOE

Senior Accountant

About NEHA

The mission of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is to build, sustain, and empower an effective environmental health workforce. Be part of an organization that supports thousands of members committed to ensuring that the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and play in, and the homes and buildings we live and work in are all safe to enjoy. Since 1937 NEHA has been at the crossroads wherever human health and the environment intersect. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with federal partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more.

With over 6,600 members and a growing staff of 50 employees we work to fulfill our mission by setting standards of excellence for the profession through our credentialing program; by providing opportunities for education and training at our annual conference as well as through online and in-person courses; and by providing advocacy through our Government Affairs Department. Our headquarters is in the Denver area.

About the Position

The Senior Accountant manages the day-to-day financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting related to NEHA memberships, grants, and contracts. Daily tasks involve confirming bank balances and recording transactions. Monthly duties include preparing all entries and items noted on the close checklist, which includes journal entries, reconciliations, and updating grant spreadsheets. The Senior Accountant will also review bank reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. The Senior Account must make decisions quickly under pressure, assume independent responsibility, possess high energy and creativity, and use sound judgment.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Records accounting transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Records revenue transactions from MemberSuite to Oracle NetSuite
  • Coordinates the month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Reviews semi-monthly payroll and payroll journal entry.
  • Prepares and reviews journal entries, cash receipts, and bank reconciliations.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements for review by Director of Finance in a timely manner.
  • Maintains accurate grant budgets and financial reports.
  • Assists with preparation of grant budgets for proposals.
  • Maintains compliance with federal grant management requirements (OMB Uniform Guidance).
  • Assists with development of annual budget.
  • Assists with annual audit, preparation of Form 990, and benefit plan return.
  • Provides excellent customer service to members and employees.

What We Offer

The salary for this position is $70 - 80K, depending on experience and qualifications. We offer a generous benefits package including paid time off and health, dental, and vision plans with certain employee premiums paid 100% by the association. Our benefits also include a five percent of base salary employer contribution to retirement plan; paid  short and long-term disability plans and paid term life insurance. We offer workplace flexibility including telework and a wellness program led by an employee committee that strives to inspire, create, and maintain a workplace environment that supports physical, mental, and social well-being.

When Considering Applicants

We look for integrity, a vision for what is possible and a proven performance record, along with the education, experience and skills that match the position requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

The National Environmental Health Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the association complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the association has facilities. 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.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. or less.  

  • Manual dexterity required for operating office equipment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (preferred). 

Experience & Skills

  • 5-7 years’ experience as an accountant in a non-profit setting.
  • Ability to communicate financial data to all levels of organization staff.
  • Basic knowledge of grant, contract, and project management principles.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. 
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • MemberSuite or similar Customer Relationship Management or Association Management Software.
  • Oracle NetSuite for Nonprofits.
  • Solver

How to Apply

Submit an application, resume, and cover letter through ADP.