Colorado Nonprofit Association

Accounting Associate

Salary Range: $45,000.00 To 55,000.00 Annually

Position Summary

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring an Accounting Associate to join our Finance team. The Accounting Associate will report to and work with the Controller to support the smooth functioning of WRA’s financial processes.  The Accounting Associate will be responsible for various financial duties including accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets records maintenance, recording financial transactions, various monthly reconciliations, and will assist with financial report preparation, the annual audit, and perform other financial duties and projects as assigned.  

About Western Resource Advocates

WRA fights climate change and its impacts to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. We respect the different needs of diverse people and partner with them to develop a shared vision for progress—one that advances communities while protecting biodiversity.

Our team of policy experts, scientists, economists, and attorneys has a 30-year history of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decision makers accountable. This on the ground work with policymakers and other advocates advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife—and sustains the lives and livelihoods of the West.


This position is required to work at least 1 day each week in WRA’s Boulder office; with an option to work hybrid-remote from the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area and/or in-office setting from WRA’s Boulder or Denver offices. Additional days in the WRA Boulder office may be necessary depending on work and activities. 

Responsibilities And Activities




Required Qualifications

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, will be considered.  For example, the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities would include:

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some travel is required.


Occasional travel is required for retreats, trainings, and other job specific meetings, within Colorado and WRA’s region. Typically, there is at least one all-staff retreat and one team retreat in our region each year. More days in the WRA office may be necessary depending on work and activities.

Salary And Benefits

The salary range is $45,000-$55,000 annually; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k)-retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive seventeen days paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, twelve paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. Employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time exempt.

Deadline To Apply: Open Until Filled with priority review beginning on Monday, July 8, 2024. Targeted Start Date: not earlier than August 19th

Diversity and inclusion are a critical component of our business strategy, mission, and vision. We welcome candidates from an array of backgrounds and experiences to join our team. Learn more about our commitment here:

Western Resource Advocates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.

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