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  • Finance Associate

    South Lake Tahoe

    Finance Associate

    South Lake Tahoe

    The League to Save Lake Tahoe (the League, a.k.a. Keep Tahoe Blue) is looking for a full-time Finance Associate to be part of a successful team that supports the League’s crucial, Lake-saving work. In this role, you will join our creative, fun and outstanding crew of environmental and nonprofit experts working in South Lake Tahoe. This job is perfect for the person looking to build a career in finance, or the seasoned professional looking for a change of pace and an opportunity to protect the Lake.

    Under the direct supervision of the Finance Director, the Finance Associate performs various bookkeeping and file maintenance duties, including continual audit preparation, supporting staff as it relates to expenditure payments, workflow tracking, and assisting the Finance Director with various projects. The position is full-time, non-exempt (hourly).

    The Finance Associate will be a key member of the team and the right hand to the Finance Director, ensuring League finance policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal auditing rules are maintained across the organization.

    About Us: A brand known throughout the world

    Founded in 1957, the League is the oldest, largest and most successful environmental organization focused on protecting Lake Tahoe. We have a culture founded on our organizational values and team-building principles, which supports and guides our decision-making and planning for the future. The League is a solutions-based, science-driven and innovative organization that values professionalism, transparency, work/life balance and credibility. Our team reflects these core values and supports one another to achieve our goals.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Record receipt of income on a bi-weekly basis, preparing deposits to be made.
    • Monthly credit card reconciliation, including making payments, obtaining proper authorizations, collecting receipts and ensuring organization of all files.
    • Work with the Development Department to obtain revenue batches, and audit back-up for entry and reconciliation on a bi-monthly basis.
    • Assist in classifying expenditures to accurately report to departments.
    • Use the financial database to answer questions. 
    • Maintain sales tax tracking and schedules (e.g., sales and use tax).
    • Prepare tax documentation for donations (form 8282/8283/W2G).
    • Maintain organized files for month-close processes and the annual audit.
    • Using payroll software, download reports for approval and ensure accuracy. 
    • Accurately file and organize all finance documents and maintain confidentiality.
    • Act as contact for charitable solicitation registrations to ensure states and managing firms receive accurate information.
    Other Duties
    • Facilitate annual file organization and archiving.
    • Various tasks as requested by the supervisor.
    • Support other departments by fielding questions.
    What YOU Bring to the League
    • An interest in environmental conservation and the League’s mission to protect, restore and advocate for the ecosystem health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
    • 1+ years experience with data entry using QuickBooks Online, or similar software.
    • 1+ years professional experience.
    • A willingness to make sure your team is taken care of.
    • An ability to learn quickly, while being detail-oriented and committed to a great work product.
    • An ability to exercise good judgment without much direction.
    • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail. 
    • Ability to plan, prioritize and manage a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Efficient and effective at managing and completing tasks to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Maintain a high degree of accuracy in data and confidentiality.
    • Must be detail- and solutions-oriented.
    League-Specific Requirements
    • Valid driver’s license, current DMV printout, auto insurance and dependable vehicle.
    • Must be able to sit at a desk for significant periods of time.
    • Must be able to move around an office environment.
    • Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with Google Apps preferred.
    • Position requires some physical activity such as bending, stooping, lifting and carrying. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
    Other Requirements
    • Attend staff meetings, staff retreats and activities.
    • Attend annual Benefit Fashion Show and Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day or July 5th Beach Clean Up.
    • Assist with other events as requested. 
    • Maintain skill level through reading and training. Attend trainings as required.
    Supervision Exercised

    Possible supervision of external consultants, interns or volunteers.

    As a valued representative of our organization, you will:
    • Be on a team that engages Tahoe’s diverse and evolving community of visitors and residents to protect Lake Tahoe by spreading awareness and taking action.
    • Work at a place that promotes environmental protections and policies backed by science to ensure Tahoe is resilient in the face of the climate crisis.
    • Take part in crafting resolutions to the challenges facing Tahoe that strike a balance between enjoyment today and preservation for future generations.
    The League offers many benefits, including:
    • A dynamic and exceptional team of enjoyable coworkers.
    • Medical, dental, vision. and life insurance 100% covered by the company for employees.
    • $125/month corporate contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA) with select health plan choice.
    • IRA match up to 3% of employee’s salary after two years served.
    • Vacation leave, paid volunteer time off, plus 13 paid holidays and extra paid time off between 12/25 and 1/1.
    • Pet-friendly environment.
    • Merchandise discounts and credit.
    • And much more!
    Pay range: 

     $19 – 22/hr, dependent upon experience

    If this sounds like the job for you, please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to Tell us why you’re the best fit for the position and for the League. We communicate via email, so please check your inbox and spam folder to ensure you don’t miss important updates from us.

    The League is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.