Location: Headquarters, Washington, DC
Department: Finance
Supervisor: Accounting Manager


The Accountant is responsible for the full fixed assets cycle, to include fixed assets tracking, depreciation, and reconciliation to Facilities and IT records. The accountant is also responsible for payroll processing using a 3rd party payroll processor, and recording and reconciling payroll and related withholdings within the GL.


  • Perform monthly reconciliation of fixed assets to related Facilities and IT assets record

  • Work with Facilities and IT to track all fixed asset purchases

  • Calculate monthly fixed assets depreciation and record into GL

  • Work with Facilities and IT to track all fixed asset disposals

  • Record fixed assets disposals in GL

  • Prepare monthly report of actual fixed assets purchases vs capital budget

  • Serve as main contact for all fixed assets inquiries

  • Ensure all changes to employee records are correctly entered in the  payroll system

  • Process and transmit all payroll data to 3rd party payroll processor for processing scheduled payrolls

  • Record payroll journal entry in the accounting system

  • Transmit 403(b) and Earthshare contributions withheld from payrolls

  • Perform monthly reconciliation of payroll related liability accounts

  • Coordinate responses to all outside state agency inquiries related to payroll

  • Record third party sick pay within payroll system on a quarterly basis

  • Reconcile quarterly 941 filings, and annual W-2s

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor's (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent in Accounting or related discipline

  • Experience: 4+ years’ experience

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Other:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with computerized time collection and payroll software

  • Ability to be productive in both a team culture and/or independently


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so.


  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Interested applicants please reference Accountant position in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume and salary history to us via e-mail at:

It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures.  We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places. 

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.