Meridian Institute

Meridian Institute has an immediate opening for a full-time Bookkeeper to work in a hybrid fashion near the Washington, DC or Dillon, CO offices, or fully remote. This position is ideal for driven candidates who want a high energy job with a purpose and want to support big change from behind the scenes.

Meridian is a nonprofit consultancy that engages in dynamic problem solving with global leaders in business, government, civil society, philanthropy, and beyond. We bring people together, helping them navigate the dynamic variables that shape any collaborative search for solutionsfrom individual relationships to geopolitical considerations. Our work spans industries and sectors and includes projects focused on agriculture and food systems, climate change, forests, oceans and coasts, resilience, and science and technology, among others. Across these areas, we build and support partnerships that address our world’s complex challenges.

As a member of the Finance Team, the Bookkeeper is responsible for performing tasks related to accounting, banking, recordkeeping, and administrative support for the department. Successful candidates will be self-starters with professional experience in accounting functions, confidence to learn and apply new systems and tools, and an exceptional customer service approach.

The starting pay range for this position is $17.93 $20.62 per hour ($37,300 $42,895 per year), based on the level of education and relevant experience. This is an hourly, non-exempt position eligible for overtime. In following our commitment to principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, maintaining pay equity when hiring is extremely important to us. For this reason, salary offers with Meridian are non-negotiable.

Meridian is dedicated to advancing our employees’ professional growth, supporting employee wellbeing, and helping them meet their healthcare and retirement needs. Meridian employees receive competitive benefits including:

  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible work schedules and locations for proven high performers
  • Structured professional development opportunities
  • Medical, dental, and a variety of voluntary insurance coverages for employees, partners, and families
  • Generous vacation and sick leave, plus 12 holidays (fixed and floating)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • DC Office Employees Only Metro expense reimbursement for commute into work
  • Remote Workers Only home office internet allowance

About the Position:

The Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining financial records for the organization and providing support in work areas related to accounting, banking, and administrative support for the finance department. In this role they process a high frequency of transactions and provide data entry within and across a variety of systems. The bookkeeper works closely with the Accountant and Payroll Manager to ensure compliance with legal requirements and organizational standards. Typical areas of responsibility include:

  • Data entry and payable processing for both direct and indirect expenses, including subcontractors. Contacts vendors to address invoice questions.
  • Audits expense reports to ensure records are accurate and complete. Supports staff in navigating complicated expense reimbursements and answers inquiries, as needed.
  • Administers the credit card portal and reconciliation process. Tracks expenses and communicates with cardholders.
  • Manages the vendor database and ensures compliance within recordkeeping guidelines for supporting documentation (W-9s, tax IDs, payment information).
  • Processes, records, and monitors all incoming bank deposits and reconciles monthly.
  • Processes monthly bank account reconciliations for all organizational accounts
  • Recordkeeping and electronic filing system maintenance across the department, per filing protocols

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of one-year experience in accounting; or education in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Meticulous organizational skills, a high level of initiative, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective working remotely and/or with remote staff over varying time zones
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft 365 tools including but not limited to: Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, and SharePoint. Expertise in Excel preferred.
  • Full professional proficiency or higher in English; professional fluency in a foreign language is also highly valued
  • Legally able to work in the United States without visa support/sponsorship