Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA (remote work possible)
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment. We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists, and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.
Payroll/Benefits Administrator is responsible for oversight and processing payroll, administration of all benefits, reconciliations of all payroll/benefits related accounts, responsible for 403(b) audits, assisting in preparing audit schedules related to payroll and benefits, and backup/support for staff accountants. This position must maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality for UCS financial and personnel information.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s in Business Accounting or equivalent required. The position requires supreme accuracy and confidentiality in this position. Five to seven years of comparable and relevant accounting experience including Benefits and Payroll. Good organizational skills, spreadsheet software, and word processing are required. Must have superior communication skills; both written and oral. Experience with PayCom Payroll and Reporting is preferred. Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task, prioritization skills, and manage multiple deadlines. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Ability to work well on a team, critical thinking skills, creativity, and desire to learn and grow with a commitment to process improvements and excellence. Flexibility in specific job duties and responsibilities, willingness to tackle additional tasks as necessary. Adaptable to current operating systems in place required. Knowledgeable of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is required for cross-functional teamwork.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.
This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office with remote work possible. Salary is commensurate with experience. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment.
Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org.
More about the team:
Our team is made up of a dedicated group of researchers, scientists, communicators, campaigners, and advocates from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and a collaborative and supportive work environment where all staff can thrive. We continually strive to create an environment that is a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, parents, empty-nesters, and people with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
A note on the pandemic:
During the coronavirus pandemic, our staff is working from home. We will resume working from our offices, travel, and in-person meetings when it is safe to do so.
To Apply: We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Please upload a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please confirm that the listed salary meets your expectations. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please. https://apply.workable.com/j/4919FD3893
Deadline: January 31, 2022, or until filled