Senior Staff Accountant, Accounts Receivable (Full time remote, in-person, or hybrid)
We invite experienced accounting professionals who are interested in supporting innovative ecological projects to apply for a senior staff accountant position with us. The anticipated salary for this exempt position is $74,000–$87,500. Actual compensation within the range will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and location of employment. This position can be based out of one of our California offices (Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata), performed remotely during regular U.S. West Coast business hours, or a hybrid of remote and in-office work. Our employment package includes exceptional employer-paid health insurance coverage for employees and an option for family coverage (more information on full benefits below).
About H. T. Harvey & Associates and the business management group
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with more than 80 people working out of our Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata, and Hawaii offices and remotely. We have been cultivating excellence in our staff in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges for more than 50 years. Our core areas of expertise are wildlife ecology, plant ecology, aquatic ecology, restoration ecology, and landscape architecture. The business management group leads the company’s human resources, health and safety, finance and accounting, IT, marketing and communications, business operations, technical support, and GIS services.
What this job entails
This position reports to the company’s controller. As a member of the accounting team, you’ll set goals for and drive all tasks related to the billing cycle—beginning to end—including managing collection efforts. You’ll have direct access to and work with company leadership on a regular basis. While our billing process is on a routine monthly cycle, the nature of the work is anything but routine—our clients range from public sector agencies to private companies, to research institutions, all with different billing requirements.
Experience, competencies, and skills
The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of prior work experience with accounts receivable. They would enjoy a balance of predictable and unpredictable work, possess a strong eye for detail, be exceptionally organized, and have a proactive nature about completing work tasks and meeting deadlines. Other experience, skills, and competencies for this position include:
- Hands-on experience with professional services-oriented accounting software, ideally Deltek Ajera
- Familiarity with all accounting procedures and GAAP compliance
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to follow specific billing guidelines precisely
- A proactive and persistent approach to getting information needed to complete a task
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Flexibility and adaptability
- B.S. or B.A from an accredited institution or AA degree with specific training or certification in accounting
How to apply
Please send us your resume and a complete cover letter that addresses the following:
- The most important competency or skill you believe you’d be brining to the team
- Your favorite place to spend time, near or far
- Anything else you’d like us to know about you that isn’t reflected in your resume
Combine the resume and cover letter into one file.
Note: There will be a 15 minute online standardized assessment as part of the interview process and ultimately, we will request references and potentially academic transcripts.
Employment Package, Benefits, and Work Culture
We strive to support employees’ career goals and their health and wellness. Our employment package includes a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
H. T. Harvey & Associates has always placed a strong emphasis on health and wellness. At the center of these offerings is our top-notch medical coverage (Cigna PPO and Kaiser Permanente HMO plans―two plans from each) along with Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) options. For full-time employees who opt in to one of our plans, we cover 100% of the premiums for that employee. Additional options include 50% premium coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children. The package also includes dental and vision coverage at no cost to the employee.
We offer a 401(k) plan with an employer match (an especially high percentage for a company of our size!). The plan offers nearly 50 fund choices including a notable number of socially responsible investment fund options.
In addition to paid time off, employees receive 10 more paid company holidays, including Martin Luther King Day for voluntary participation in a National Day of Service.
We support ongoing professional development with peers and senior leadership and through external training.
Flexible work arrangements
We offer flexible scheduling options during the work week, with employees working from both company and home offices. Our goal is to facilitate collaboration and accommodate business needs while providing flexibility to employees.
About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with four offices in California and one in Hawaii. The Los Gatos headquarters office is listed as a Santa Clara County Green Business. Our core areas of expertise are wildlife ecology, plant ecology, aquatic ecology, restoration ecology, and landscape architecture. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise. We have been cultivating excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges for more than 50 years.
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply.