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Part-time Bookkeeper

Who We Are

At Trees for the Future (TREES), we train farmers in sustainable land use so that they can build vibrant regional economies, thriving food systems, and a healthier planet. As a global leader in agroforestry training for over 30 years, TREES provides hands-on education and support, encouraging farmers in developing countries to work with nature, not against it. 

Our signature methodology, the Forest Garden Approach, helps farmers transform their land with thousands of trees and dozens of crops, creating new possibilities for themselves, and their communities. By embracing sustainable land practices, farmers are reclaiming their agency, breaking the cycles of climate change and generational poverty, and rebuilding our food systems from the ground up. Learn more at 

About the Opportunity

TREES is seeking a professional Part-Time Bookkeeper to support the organization while gaining valuable knowledge and experience in the field of finance. This position reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for monitoring, processing, and reporting on accounts receivable and accounts payable documentation according to organizational and project policies and procedures. In addition to generating and analyzing reports and taking notes during meetings, this position will also prepare statements, enter data, handle ad-hoc requests, assist with audits, and assist with accounting analysis and preparation of financial reports to assist the Finance Department. Our Finance Department offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and gain a better understanding of how financial modeling and analytics are used to drive business decisions. 

In this role, you will…

  • Prepare cash and accrual accounting from source data to financial statements. 
  • Prepare domestic payroll and manage benefits administration. 
  • Issue invoices and update accounts receivable 
  • Process accounts payable and mage payments based on internal procurement policy. 
  • Review expense reports  
  • Reconciliation of ledgers and bank accounts and other month-end and year-end closing activities 
  • Reconciliation of assigned accounts in a timely and accurate manner 
  • Help with the organization’s audit and completion of Form 990 
  • Accurate preparation of year-end journal entries 
  • Generate reports of financial status information for different audiences 
  • Carries out other functions or duties as assigned by the Controller or Director of Finance 

You’ll be a great fit if you have…

  • Associate degree in accounting or finance or 3-5 years of relevant experience; Intacct experience a plus 
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills are required. 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially in Excel, required. 
  • Strong writing and communication skills are required. 
  • Strong proofreading and formatting skills are required. 
  • Confidence in asking questions and getting clarifying information, as needed. 
  • Ability to think inter-departmentally and anticipate needs; and 
  • Comfort level navigating various leadership and decision-makers and working in a non-hierarchical environment. 
  • Strong belief in TREES’ mission and culture. 
  • Focused, disciplined, and determined. 
  • Innovative and collaborative. 
  • Passionate and good-natured. 
  • Both a team player and also able to take independent initiative. 
  • Patient and flexible, particularly in cross-cultural environments; and 
  • Sensitive and respectful of cultural differences. 

Ready to Join our Team?

We’re thrilled that you want to change the world with us. Apply Here.

TREES is an equal opportunity employer. 

Due to the high volume of inquiries that TREES receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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