BOOKKEEPER MONGABAY, INDIA

Founded in 1999, Mongabay is a leading conservation news web site. The site today draws more than 2 million visitors per month, making it among the most visited eco-focused destinations on the Internet.  Beyond its award-winning English content, Mongabay also produces daily news in Indonesian and Spanish. Mongabay.org, the non-profit arm of Mongabay, was formed in 2012 to facilitate the development of new education and journalism initiatives and leverage its existing network, traffic, and reputation. Mongabay.org aims to raise awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.

WHAT DOES THE BOOKKEEPER DO?

Mongabay is seeking a full-time Bookkeeper who is based in India. The Bookkeeper, working with the Financial Controller, will help support the operation of Mongabay’s financial processes. Mongabay has complex program offerings and diverse funding sources, including federal, international, individual, and foundation funding. This person will report directly to both the Financial Controller and Mongabay India Program Manager.

This individual’s key responsibilities will include:

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Enter cash receipts
  • Enter accounts payables bills
  • Reconcile bank and investment accounts
  • Expense documentation processing
  • Assist in electronic documentation storage and retention
  • Assist in special projects, as needed

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Mongabay’s mission
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in effectively communicating financial data
  • Solid bookkeeping experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in Intacct or equivalent account software
  • Bachelors or Masters in Accounting (Masters preferred)
  • Must be based in India

WHO IS THE BOOKKEEPER?

At the heart of Mongabay is a spirit of innovation. We’re open to trying new ideas, adapting existing models, and phasing out underperforming projects in our quest to deliver the best products and services possible given our resources. Due to our culture and global at-home staff, the most successful employees at Mongabay are amazing at working independently and produce consistent high-quality work by taking initiative and thinking creatively about solutions to problems. The full-time Bookkeeper specifically, in addition to solid nonprofit financial management experience, is someone who is based in India and can truly embrace new ideas and systematize processes in order to creatively manage the financial processes of a large, virtual, global organization.

COMPENSATION

Mongabay aims to offer competitive pay rates that will attract, retain, and motivate our full-time contractors. You are encouraged to submit a pay range when applying.

TO APPLY

Apply online here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. On the application, you will be asked to fill out basic contact information, pay rate expectations, reference information (2), and to upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Two references

Applications must be submitted in English. Please note that you do not need to provide letters of recommendation and we will not reach out to references before getting your permission to do so.