Accounts Payable Accountant
Job Details
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Sausalito, CA
Full Time
Not Specified
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00
Up to 25%

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The Accounts Payable Accountant (A/P Accountant) is responsible for the generation, administration and coordination of the Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursement systems and processes for all NatureBridge operations. You will also be responsible for providing excellent service to internal customers as well as external vendors. You will champion financial integrity through adhering to purchasing and cash controls and ensure that vendors are paid accurately and timely. You will work closely with program and administrative staff and report to the Controller.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

Vendor Payments & Cash Receipt Management:

  • Verify that purchases have been properly authorized.
  • Generate payments to vendors in a timely manner.
  • Manage Microix Accounts Payable software system.
  • Ensure that payments are timed to avoid finance charges, earn discounts and to maximize cash flow.
  • Coordinate and facilitate tracking of vendor payments and contracts with staff.
  • Reconcile vendor statements.
  • Resolve disputed charges and balances with vendors.
  • Ensure that all transactions are properly coded.
  • Process customer refunds.
  • Process stop payment requests.
  • Maintain accurate check registers and cash disbursement journals.
  • Maintain vendor files and offsite filings.

Other Accounting Tasks:

  • Maintain vehicle and fixed asset files.
  • Process and file Form 1099 for vendors and consultants.
  • Manage fixed asset purchases within the annual capital expenditure budget.
  • Process monthly depreciation entries.
  • Process schools credit card payments to the organization.
  • Process year-end close entries in Abila MIP Fund Accounting with Controller.
  • Reconcile assigned Balance Sheet Accounts.
  • Assist in month-end close and annual audit preparation.
  • Manage the petty cash fund for the National Office.
  • Open mail weekly with development staff on site at the Golden Gate campus and process checks received in the mail via remote deposit.


  • $50,000-$55,000 annually
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Option for a 403b retirement plan with employer match after 6 months
  • Generous paid vacation, training days, and sick leave.
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and more

Experience, Competencies and Education

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Working in an accounting function, managing vendor payments, processing cash receipts, completing bank reconciliations or other accounting-related tasks.
  • Experience with the use of computerized accounting systems, preferably Abila MIP Fund Accounting Software; Microix Accounts Payable Software preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, especially with spreadsheets. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word and Google Docs
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 2 years accounts payable experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Competencies & Attributes:

  • Has the ability to work independently, manage complex and sensitive issues.
  • Able to prioritize, multi-task, demonstrate customer service skills and have a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Eager to learn and take on new projects that support the overall accounting and finance function of the organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in the workplace. We especially encourage you to apply if you are a member of (or have extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates 80% from home and 20% in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Naturebridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

NatureBridge connects over 35,000 students and 600 schools each year to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.