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Junior Accountant

Durham, North Carolina · Accounting/Finance

Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that works to connect everyone to the benefits and joys of the outdoors. As a leader in equitable access to the outdoors, TPL works with communities to create parks and protect public land where they are needed most. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 3 million acres of public land, created more than 5,000 parks, trails, schoolyards, and iconic outdoor places, raised $93 billion in public funding for parks and public lands, and connected more than 9 million people to the outdoors.


The Junior Accountant will be responsible for supporting the finance and accounting team, including review of expense reports and journal entry keying into our accounting system. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented individual to join our team! This is a great opportunity for a career in accounting. This position has potential for growth with increased responsibility and visibility and a chance to learn about non-profit accounting.

  • Ensure accurate expense and invoice coding.
  • Process employee expense reimbursements in accordance to company policy ensuring proper documentation requirements are met.
  • Respond to vendor payment inquiries
  • Enter payments into Lawson Accounting system with accurate coding
  • Combine PDF documents for archiving to the invoice imaging program
  • Process payments to vendors and employees
  • Credit card processing for 2 company cards - expense coding and journal entry preparation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • 1-3 years of experience in Account Payable
  • Proficient data entry and computer skills, including basic MS Office skills: Word, Excel, Outlook and Accounting system
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, time manage and multi-task with limited supervision and sometimes under time pressure
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-starter with a can-do attitude and a team player.
  • Dependability, flexibility and professional demeanor

This is a temporary, full time position with the opportunity to become regular. US Applicants Only 

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