Staff Accountant @ Verra

Application Info

Staff Accountant


Job Title: Staff Accountant

Location: Washington DC or Remote USA Only

Start Date: January 1, 2022

Reports to: Accounting Manager

Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non- profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. We support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools, and programs that credibly, transparently, and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up projects that verifiably deliver these benefits. We work in any arena where we see a need for clear standards, a role for market- based mechanisms, and an opportunity to generate significant environmental and social value.

Verra manages a portfolio of standards, including the:

With the rapid growth in carbon markets driving a new wave of innovative new approaches, Verra is seeking a Staff Accountant to support the Finance team!

A day with Verra’s collaborative Operation team might include…

  • Communicating with teams from across the organization for approvals, receipts.
  • Collaborating closely with the Director of Finance and Accounting Manager to support the financial needs of the organization.
  • Working with the entire Operations team as they collectively support Verra staff to help them perform their jobs more effectively.

Specific functions you will be responsible for...

  • Coding and reconciling all credit card transactions with accurate receipts.
  • Entering credit card transactions in financial software.
  • Downloading vendor bills, attaching approvals to the bills.
  • Entering vendor bills in financial software.
  • Attaching receipts to Expense reimbursements electronically.
  • Filing and maintaining invoices, expense reimbursements electronically (shared drives, file organization, naming uniformity).
  • Entering vendor banking information in PNC’s Pinnacle online platform.
  • Assisting with writing Standard Operating Procedures.

You bring with you...

  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal, with proficiency in English.
  • An Associate or bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or related field or relevant work experience.
  • At least 3 years experience.
  • Strong time management, attention to detail, accuracy, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and take pride in your work.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Experience with Unanet or similar accounting software.

In this role, you will grow and expand your expertise by...

  • Mastering Verra’s financial procedures (e.g., accounts payable).
  • Preparing reports for the Accounting Manager.
  • Assisting with the annual audit.

You will know you are successful, if...

  • Payables and credit card transactions are coded, recorded, maintained, filed accurately.
  • You provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • You work seamlessly with other Verra teams to deliver high-quality work products.
  • You can take on additional finance tasks over time.

You will join a team...

  • From diverse locations and backgrounds, including carbon market experts, project developers, consultants, climate negotiators, researchers, auditors, and more.
  • Committed to driving finance at scale to projects and programs that advance climate action and sustainable development through high-quality standards and programs.
  • That embodies the values Verra has established for itself, and which include Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Balance, and Exploration.
  • That is rapidly growing!

Compensation at Verra

To help us attract and retain top talent, Verra pays employees competitively to the market. In return, we expect each employee to, at a minimum:

  • Meet expectations in terms of work effort and performance.
  • Take the initiative to build the skills and knowledge needed to do their job effectively
  • Embody Verra’s values.

For this position, the salary range is USD $58,200 - 65,391, depending on experience.

We will recognize employees who go beyond expected performance with salary increases and/or promotions, but the bar for earning those rewards is high.

Salary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package which also includes:

  • Health, vision and dental care, and life insurance
  • Verra contributions to each employee’s retirement plan
  • Verra contributions as required by national labor laws in countries where staff are located
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), comprising 22-30 days plus ten floating holidays, sabbatical after five years of service, and other leave allowances
  • Funds to support professional development.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us the following:

  • Cover letter (not to exceed one page)
  • Resume/CV (not to exceed two pages)

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Verra provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We conduct our recruitment and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

Entry-level, Mid-level

Nonprofit- NGO

$58,200 - 65,391


Remote (Washington D.C., DC, USA)




2021-12-10 00:00