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Office Location: Warrenton, VA

Job Classification: Full Time (40 hours/week), Exempt

Supervisor: Director of Finance and Administration


The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has proudly promoted and protected the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont since 1972. PEC empowers residents to protect what makes the Piedmont a wonderful place, and works with citizens to conserve land, protect air and water quality, celebrate historic resources, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat and improve people’s access to nature.

Description of Position

The Accountant is responsible for serving as a team leader in the finance department and ensuring the department creates accurate and timely financial records for PEC. The Accountant will analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, or other financial activities as needed for PEC. Additionally, the Accountant will oversee the bi-weekly payroll processing, maintain the integration of financial systems, assist in the preparation for external audits, and maintain documentation financial policies and procedures.

Areas of Responsibility

The Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and be responsible for the duties outlined below for both PEC and The Piedmont Foundation:

  • Manage all accounting operations based on accounting principles
  • Oversee bi-weekly payroll
  • Oversee enrollment in employee benefits via on-line portals
  • Conduct month-end and year-end close process
  • Audit financial transactions to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to standards defined within the department
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for two organizations on a timely basis
  • Reconcile transactions between financial records and development database
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Keep up to date with financial policies, regulations and legislation
  • Develop systems for the maintenance of financial records, making use of current technologies
  • Maintain the financial system, utilize report writer capabilities within the system
  • Maintain/implement integration between all finance systems: general ledger, payroll, time keeping
  • Utilize on-line banking and bill pay systems
  • Assist in development and maintenance of accounting policy manual
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Proven understanding of internal controls
  • Experience with federal compliance regulations and audits
  • Hands-on payroll processing experience
  • Experience with system integration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of automated accounting software, QuickBooks Online preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with Google Apps and Microsoft Office productivity software
  • Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, is required
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated high energy level and flexibility, pleasant persona coupled with sound judgement; flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential information, knowledge of correct protocol for specific situations
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds


Salary will be commensurate with experience


In addition to your salary, you will be eligible to participate in health, disability, term life insurance benefits and a 403 (b) employee pension plan. Upon employment, you will be entitled to paid holidays and will begin accruing personal leave as designated in the PEC Employee Handbook.

Application Process

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Resume reviews begin immediately.

The Piedmont Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged.


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