Staff Accountant

Honolulu, Hawai'i
5 months ago
Full time role


About Elemental Excelerator Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change. In 2009, ...

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Job Description

About Elemental Excelerator

 Elemental Excelerator is a Non-profit investment platform that invests in climate startups to address climate and social inequities head-on. In 2009, Elemental Excelerator launched a new non-profit model for funding climate technology deployment across our heaviest emitting sectors: energy, agriculture, mobility, industry and waste. Breaking down barriers to innovation alongside entrepreneurs provides us unique insight into the policies, markets and technologies needed to build systems that not only help us reach net zero by 2050 but also uplift people and communities around the world. We have learned that when it comes to system-wide decarbonization, technology has half the solution – and the community brings the other half.

Elemental strives to match an ambitious vision with equally bold and impactful action. As a non-profit, we are driven to put impact first. Our highly iterative model enables us to test many ways to drive equity alongside climate impact - to fundamentally alter the reality of climate work to be more inclusive and just. With a 10+ year track record of empowering solutions to climate change, we are poised for the next stage of growth and impact!

At Elemental, we blend a growth mindset with a dedication to inclusion and cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged.

 Help Us Scale our Impact!

Elemental is seeking a passionate self-starter to join its Finance & Operations team as a Staff Accountant. In this role, you will handle daily financial and accounting tasks in support of the Elemental mission. Your main duties include running accounts payable, reconciling accounts, preparing spreadsheets, building/maintaining databases, compiling reports, and preparing and maintaining financial statements. Ours is an operational support team within the organization that will ultimately be expected to improve the organization’s internal satisfaction and efficiency.

This position will report to the Controller. The role will play a key role in the financial reporting process and be tasked with ensuring the services provided by the Finance & Operations team are done in a timely manner and in adherence to Elemental’s quality, mission, and values of Kuleana (responsibility & stewardship) and joyful work.

This is a career position, one in which we hope to invest in your further professional development. We are seeking individuals who seek to be challenged and to learn and grow as they work hard to fulfill the Elemental mission to combat climate change and advance social justice.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Maintaining accounts payable, ensuring timely payment of invoices, expense reports, recording of credit card expenses.
  • Maintaining the database & documentation for accounts payable, purchasing, and treasury.
  • Preparing journal entries, analyses, monthly account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes.
  • Maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts. Contributing to the development and review of annual operating budgets and performance projections.
  • Meeting processing and reporting deadlines.
  • Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements, and assisting with audits.
  • Gather and analyze data to support operational improvements.
  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP.
  • Assisting the Controller with other tasks as needed.
  • Supporting the Operations team as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional accounting experience
  • Coursework in accounting or related field (e.g. business, finance, mathematics)
  • Familiarity with, or eager willingness to learn, computer software including accounting software (i.e. Quickbooks), Excel, Google Suite, AirTable,, Expensify
  • Comfortability working in a fast-paced environment
  • A continuous learner who is highly coachable and open to receiving feedback
  • The ability to work independently, stay organized and prioritize tasks that align with the team's goals
  • A creative thinker with the ability to take initiative and problem-solve
  • A strong desire to interact and work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to cultivate positive and productive relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, CMA or accounting degree
  • A process thinker who is willing to design and implement procedures
  • Comfortability with presenting and explaining sophisticated ideas and decisions to a team or the broader organization

Other Details:

We will consider candidates located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi where we have one of our HQs and our FinOps team. Elemental has a hybrid working model and this role will be expected to be available remotely during Hawaii HQ working hours, and when in-person work resumes, must be able to commute to our Honolulu, Hawaiʻi office.

This is a full-time "at-will" position working 40 hours per week.

We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Although all applications will be considered, we may be unable to respond to all inquiries.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this role is $60,000 - $85,000, which is based on market data and the organization's compensation philosophy. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top-of-the-market paid time off.

Elemental Excelerator is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates from the following group are especially encouraged to apply: Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities; people who have disabilities; people from low-income backgrounds; people who identify as nonbinary; and women.

About Elemental Excelerator Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change. In 2009, ...

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