Senior Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable (Full time remote, in-person, or hybrid)

We invite experienced accounting professionals who are interested in supporting innovative ecological projects to apply for a senior staff accountant position with us. The anticipated salary for this exempt position is $74,000–$87,500. Actual compensation within the range will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and location of employment. This position can be based out of one of our California offices (Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata), performed remotely during regular U.S. West Coast business hours, or a hybrid of remote and in-office work. Our employment package includes exceptional employer-paid health insurance coverage for employees and an option for family coverage (more information on full benefits below).

About H. T. Harvey & Associates and the business management group

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with more than 80 people working out of our Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata, and Hawaii offices and remotely. We have been cultivating excellence in our staff in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges for more than 50 years. Our core areas of expertise are wildlife ecology, plant ecology, aquatic ecology, restoration ecology, and landscape architecture. The business management group leads the company’s human resources, health and safety, finance and accounting, IT, marketing and communications, business operations, technical support, and GIS services.

What this job entails

This position reports to the company’s controller. As a member of the accounting team, you’ll set goals for and drive all tasks related to the billing cycle—beginning to end—including managing collection efforts. You’ll have direct access to and work with company leadership on a regular basis. While our billing process is on a routine monthly cycle, the nature of the work is anything but routine—our clients range from public sector agencies to private companies, to research institutions, all with different billing requirements.

Experience, competencies, and skills

The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of prior work experience with accounts receivable. They would enjoy a balance of predictable and unpredictable work, possess a strong eye for detail, be exceptionally organized, and have a proactive nature about completing work tasks and meeting deadlines. Other experience, skills, and competencies for this position include:

  • Hands-on experience with professional services-oriented accounting software, ideally Deltek Ajera
  • Familiarity with all accounting procedures and GAAP compliance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow specific billing guidelines precisely
  • A proactive and persistent approach to getting information needed to complete a task
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • B.S. or B.A from an accredited institution or AA degree with specific training or certification in accounting

How to apply

Please send us your resume and a complete cover letter that addresses the following:

  1. The most important competency or skill you believe you’d be brining to the team
  2. Your favorite place to spend time, near or far
  3. Anything else you’d like us to know about you that isn’t reflected in your resume

Combine the resume and cover letter into one file and submit here.

Note: There will be a 15 minute online standardized assessment as part of the interview process and ultimately, we will request references and potentially academic transcripts.

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