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Employer:  Rainforest Alliance.
Categories:  Finance/Accounting
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  10+ years
State/Province:  NY - New York
City:  New York
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 
Reports To: 
Director of Accounting & Controller
Job Opportunities
United States - New York, NY

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

Position Summary: 

The Deputy Controller will be a key member of the Finance & Accounting team.  Working closely with the Director of Accounting & Controller, s/he will work to ensure the integrity of the Rainforest Alliance’s finances.  S/he will manage the day-to-day operations of the accounting department with a focus on the organization–wide monthly and annual closing processes and treasury functions.  S/he works closely with the Director of Accounting & Controller on the annual audit.  S/he will be responsible for supervising the accounts payable, accounts receivable and staff accounting functions.

  • Manage, train, and motivate accounting staff;
  • Working closely with the Director of Accounting & Controller to develop, update, maintain and ensure compliance with standard/GAAP accounting policies, procedures and protocols;
  • Manage the accounting calendar and ensure timely and accurate completion of monthly and annual general ledger closings;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts;
  • Monitor bank account balances and review monthly reconciliations;
  • Monitor and report on daily cash flow activity;
  • Manage credit card program and monitor compliance;
  • Oversee the preparation and review of audit work papers and assist the Director of Accounting & Controller with the annual audit as needed;
  • Serve as a backup for the Director of Accounting & Controller in his/her absence; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA a plus;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience; non-profit sector experience a plus;
  • Strong staff supervision experience in accounting or finance environment;
  • Ability to manage multiple programs and contracts;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with accounting system software, expertise in Excel and report writing software; Solomon experience a plus;
  • Spanish language skills a plus; and
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, diverse, and highly performance-driven environment.

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package provided.


Send resume, cover letter and salary history to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance,  665 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012; Fax: 212-677-2187; E-mail: If emailing, use the following format in the subject line: first name, last name and job title of position you are applying for.

The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

Other languages:  Spanish

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