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Senior Accountant


Posted by PeopleForBikes on 09/27/2023

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike

Job Categories: Accounting

Company Type: DoesnotApply

State: CO

City: Boulder

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $65,000-$80,000

Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

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Title: Senior Accountant
Type: Full-time
Location: Boulder, CO (1-2 days / week)
Industry: Bicycle Industry Nonprofit
Employment and Classification: “At will” employment status; salaried position

About PeopleForBikes
PeopleForBikes (PFB) unites millions of Americans, thousands of businesses, and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible, and more fun. Our mission is to get more people on bikes more often and make every bike ride better for everyone. Nationwide, PeopleForBikes represents more than 325 supplier members and 1.4 million individual supporters. The U.S. bicycle industry contributes $88 billion annually to the U.S. economy and supports more than 780,000 jobs. PeopleForBikes is composed of a Coalition that is the U.S. bicycle industry’s trade association and a Foundation that supports and promotes bicycling’s benefits and backs crucial bike infrastructure projects and programs.

Position Summary

PeopleForBikes is hiring a Senior Accountant. The selected candidate will manage general accounting and financial processes of both the PeopleForBikes Coalition and PeopleForBikes Foundation as well as assist in data integration and cleaning of our CRM database. This employee will be responsible for all daily accounting tasks and carry out relevant administrative duties. Ultimately, they will ensure the company’s finances and data integration processes run smoothly.  This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.


  • Maintain and update accurate accounting records and files for both the PeopleForBikes Coalition and PeopleForBikes Foundation, including general bookkeeping tasks.

  • Oversee expense report management of our 30+ person staff.

  • Post transactions and categorize records in the general ledgers.

  • Maintain relationships with key vendors and engage them to research discrepancies as needed.

  • Analyze transactions with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Prepare documents for the annual external audit.

  • Research and apply new accounting policies and ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

  • Work to improve financial processes.

  • Human resource administration role shared with other staff for seamless onboarding processes that align with accounting functions.

  • Some filing as needed.

  • Assist with other key accounting functions as needed.

  • Assist with data administration in Salesforce.

  • Provide backup for office administration when needed.

  • Assist DEI Committee and Sustainability Committee with financial audits.

  • Minimum travel required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Don’t meet every requirement? No problem. Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they do, so we encourage you to apply anyway.

  • At least five years of experience in accounting with nonprofits.

  • Skilled in the use of standard office equipment and accounting, spreadsheet, database, CRM (Salesforce experience a plus), and Microsoft Suite software experience. 

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks accounting software.

  • Exceptional attention to detail with proven math and organizational skills.

  • Takes initiative and action and gets work done quickly. 

  • Strong customer service ethic and willingness to go above and beyond to help PeopleForBikes’ stakeholders.

  • Ability to treat confidential information with appropriate discretion.

  • Ability to collaborate and work efficiently with multiple stakeholders and teams.

  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, able to work independently to accomplish assigned tasks and meet critical deadlines. 

  • Willingness to perform moderate travel to attend meetings, conferences, trainings, and site visits. 

  • A commitment to safe, healthy, reliable, and affordable access to bicycling for all members of a community.

  • PeopleForBikes will consider alternative ways that an applicant may have gained the required qualifications, outside of traditional pathways.

  • Our office is ADA accessible. This role will require the use of a laptop for several hours and the ability to lift and move packages.

Compensation and Benefits
This “at-will” position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience of $65,000 - $80,000. The salary may be adjusted based on the education and experience of the final candidate. PeopleForBikes offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package, including paid health insurance for employees, a generous paid-time-off (PTO) policy including 23 days plus federal holidays, paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule including work from home options, and optional participation in a deferred compensation retirement plan with immediate vesting of a competitive employer match. In addition, we provide long-term disability insurance, a cell phone plan, and a laptop computer along with many other benefits like industry discounts. As icing on the cake, PeopleForBikes also pays you to ride your bike.

At PeopleForBikes, our agreed-upon set of team norms are what drives us to do our best every day we show up to work. Our core purpose is to make life great and our core values are to put others first, include everyone, and it can always be better. We’ll talk more in the interview process about what these mean, but for now, know that we continually strive to build and strengthen our team, we work together effectively to serve our mission, and we have fun. Beyond that, we’re casual, we work flexibly with remote work allowed, and we really love dogs. You don’t have to be an amazing bike rider to work here — what matters to us is a desire to work alongside passionate people improving the world through bikes (and hopefully you love bikes too).


PeopleForBikes is based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. As Boulder is part of the Denver metro area, we require the candidate to be located in the Denver metro area and be in the office about 1-2 days per week depending on office needs. 

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply here.  Please submit your application by June 26 for priority consideration. You will be contacted by a PeopleForBikes team member if your application is selected to move on to the next round.  

  • The cover letter should be no longer than one page and briefly explain the candidate’s applicable experience, including experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Due to volume, we will not respond to telephone or in-person inquiries.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • The position is available immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.

  • Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for general information and organizational background.

Equal Opportunity

Our work to create safer, more comfortable, and more accessible places for everyone to bike starts with us. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. You can find more on our hiring page here. We want our staff to be reflective of the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of the communities we serve and to create an inclusive work environment where employees and the communities we serve feel welcomed, valued, respected, and received. We believe that no matter who you are, where you're from, or why you ride, everyone can find joy on a bicycle.

About PeopleForBikes

Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors.

Over the years, we have spent more than $30 million to make bicycling better. We’ve invested $2.1 million in community bicycling projects and leveraged more than $654 million in federal, state, and private funding. We have contributed millions to national groups and programs like the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, the League of American Bicyclists, and the International Mountain Bicycling Association, ensuring safer places to ride for both children and adults.

By connecting the bicycle industry and millions of individual riders, we generated political clout that secures a seat at the congressional table for people who benefit from bikes. (And that's just about everyone.) Through these efforts, federal investment in bicycling has quadrupled since we've been on the scene.

We provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.