Accountant II
Finance and Administration Department

Based in Cambridge, MA

Accountant II
Finance and Administration Department
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA Office

The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis, effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for addressing global warming, advancing sustainable food and agriculture policy, promoting clean energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Come join our finance team! Seeking an enthusiastic, self-starting, reliable team-oriented accountant to help our team support UCS, a national non-profit which puts rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a safer world.

You will be responsible for the oversight and technical elements of the organization’s $38MM budget, overseeing the lobby reporting and assisting in the monthly financial close and annual audit.


  • Responsible for oversite and technical elements of the organization’s budget, including: creating the personnel budget, reviewing the annual and mid-year budgets, ensuring restricted funding is appropriately represented, and that all budget items are coded accurately.
  • Tracks all budget changes throughout the year.
  • Submit the Quarterly Federal Lobbying Reports filing and the filings for the states where Lobbying Disclosure is required.
  • Working with an external vendor, ensure all appropriate records are maintained and reports filed.
  • Resolve any issues regarding lobby reporting.
  • Assist in organization’s monthly financial close process and fiscal year-end audit process, as needed.
  • Cross trained and serve as backup in all functions in finance

Qualifications and Experience
Three to five years of comparable experience in a finance is required. Solid experience in budgeting required. Accounting, finance, or business degree preferred. Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel is required.

May spend extended periods at computer terminal. Some travel may be required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around 52,500 annualized. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Accountant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: May 27, 2018, or until filled.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.