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Position summary:

Accountant - AR will work to ensure accurate and timely royalty-related financial operations and processing. They will also work closely with the Controller and Director, Global Accounting to ensure accuracy and timeliness of all accounts receivable, including proper cash applications, reviewing/monitoring AR Aging reports, accurate recording of revenue recognition through AR and assisting with the overall monthly close process. 

 

Responsibilities: 

Royalty Invoicing

  • Post royalty invoices to accounting system monthly or quarterly as prepared;
  • Working closely with Controller and Accountant – AR Markets to maintain accurate, clean accounts receivable aging, reconcile to GL and send out periodically to relevant Markets and F&A teams;
  • Create credit memos to partially or fully reverse invoices due to cancellation or reassignment of transactions; 
  • Timely and accurately apply payments received, inclusive of bank fees, from royalty customers at least 2 times per week;
  • Flag open unpaid and delinquent balances with customers for follow-up by Accountant – AR Markets and Markets Excellence team;
  • Determine and execute any write-offs of uncollectible open receivables and properly document for audit purposes;
  • Work closely with the Controller to review the revenue accrual calculation/analysis on a quarterly basis and revenue accrual reversal calculation/analysis on a monthly basis to ensure accurate revenue reporting, timely reversals, and preventing over-recognition of revenue;  
  • Monitor and raise technical issues in M2 to M2 support team involving the migration and integrity of data and various problems with the programming logics and bugs;
  • Assist in creating monthly financial reports and portfolio performance analysis; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Month-end Close

  • Ensure proper recording of contribution grants at inception of grant, including assessing single-year v multi-year treatment, present value calculations, issuance of invoices and recording of discounts;
  • Work closely with Controller and Director, Global Accounting to issue invoices and credit memos at month-end close for grants;
  • Work with Finance Managers and AP to issue all other invoices as needed such as contract invoices for corporate advisory agreements or for staff reimbursements due to RA;
  • Timely and accurately apply payments received for all other invoices, inclusive of bank fees, from grants and contracts customers, at least 2 times per week;
  • Disseminate AR Aging reports to all relevant parties, including Finance Managers and CFO;
  • Assist in research of unidentified cash receipts with other departments, document and prepare correcting entries as needed for misapplications;
  • Assist Controller in their HQ on the month/year-end closes, annual audits, tax filings, research, analyses, reclass journal entries and other duties as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting/Financial Management
  • Work Experience: Minimum 3 years of Accounting experience
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook with a demonstrated experience in accounting and traceability software and working knowledge of PowerPoint.
  • Communication Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to multi-task, work in a multicultural, diverse, and highly deadline-driven environment.
  • Foreign Language Skills: Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish preferred.
  • General Work Behaviors/Skills: Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.  Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals. Initiative, self-motivated, resourceful, detail-oriented, dependability, strong attention to detail.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.


Deadline: April 16, 2021

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in The United States will be considered.

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.



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