Accounting Clerk

We are looking for a skilled Accounting Clerk to perform a variety of bookkeeping, accounting, and financial tasks. This is a part-time, hourly, position in our downtown Modesto office. Current scheduling is two days a week. Preference will be placed on those able to work 8 hours -consecutively- during regular business hours. We are willing to accommodate a more flexible schedule for the more experienced employee. Pay will be commensurate to work experience and/or completed school credits. Hourly rate is $15.00 to $18.00 an hour. This position will report directly to the Finance and Administrative Director.

Primary Duties 

  • Performs administrative and clerical functions in support of the department supervisor. 
  • Accounts Payable – Maintains AP files with all required back-up documentation. 

o Accurate entry of bills and expenses into Quickbooks o Coordination and scheduling of payments with manager. 

  • Accurate entry of sales receipts into Quickbooks. 

o Prepare bank deposits. 

  • Assists Finance Director in the maintenance of cash disbursement journal, preparing reconciliations, and other clerical tasks. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Qualifications 

  • High School Diploma – we welcome college student applicants 
  • Completion of one college course -or current enrollment in- of Financial Accounting or Bookkeeping. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy is required. 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently, and work well under pressure. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) are required. 
  • Attendance and dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious, about assignments. 
  • Must be able independently walk up and down one flight of stairs. 

This can be a great position to learn about non-profit finance. Our priority is not profit; its impact for the greater good. 

To Apply Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be open until filled. Please send an email with cover letter and resume as attachments with subject heading Clerk to jobs@tuolumne.org 

Tuolumne River Trust Background The Tuolumne River Trust promotes the stewardship of the Tuolumne River and its tributaries to ensure a healthy watershed, from Yosemite National Park to the San Joaquin River and the San Francisco Bay-Delta. Founded in 1981, the Trust is the only organization working throughout the watershed, linking Sierra and Valley conservation issues and forging strong ties between rural mountain and valley regions and Bay Area urban communities. The Trust has an annual core budget of approximately a million dollars, 8 employees, a cadre of consultants, and offices in San Francisco, Modesto, and Sonora. 

The Trust won permanent protection for 83 miles of the Tuolumne River in 1984 and defeated a proposed hydroelectric project on the Clavey River in 1994. We expanded our scope in 1995 to include the lower reaches 

of the Tuolumne by playing a major role in winning higher river flows for wild salmon runs and pursuing several floodplain restoration projects. In 2001, the Trust launched the Bay Area Program and convinced the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to drop plans to expand the Hetch Hetchy system that would have increased their ability to divert water from the River by as much as 50%. 

The 2013 Rim Fire, which burned 257,000 acres and approximately 20% of the Tuolumne Watershed, was a profound event for the watershed, the community, and for TRT as an organization and compelled us to engage in forest restoration and management. TRT serves as a member of the Leadership Team of the Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions (YSS) and acts as the project manager for forest, meadow, spring, and wildlife restoration projects on behalf of the collaborative. TRT also works closely with Tuolumne County, which is the signatory of a Master Stewardship Agreement with the Stanislaus National Forest on behalf of YSS. 

Other TRT programs include: a) participation in the relicensing of the Don Pedro Dam, which regulates stream flows in the lower Tuolumne River, and the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan update to ensure improved river flows for fish and wildlife in the lower Tuolumne River, b) restoration of floodplains, riparian forests, and other habitat along the lower Tuolumne River, c) building public support for watershed stewardship by connecting the public to the River through education and outreach, d) educating schoolchildren in the Bay Area and Central Valley about the importance of the Tuolumne River to our region; and e) improving water use efficiency in the Bay Area so that more water is left in the river to ensure its health. 

By linking mountain, valley, and Bay Area conservation issues, and connecting people to the river through outings and education, the Trust is building broad support for watershed stewardship. Our strategic approach melds advocacy, education, collaboration, scientific inquiry, and litigation when necessary to address threats and take advantage of conservation and restoration opportunities.