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Current Employment Opportunities with Panthera

Panthera's Background
Unlike any other conservation organization in the world, Panthera’s sole mission is the range-wide conservation of the world’s 38 species of wild cats. We are the largest wild cat conservation organization in the world in terms of global outreach, funding to the field, and staff expertise. Panthera is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2006.

Panthera’s core strategies are grounded in rigorous scientific research, political engagement with heads of state and national land-use agencies, and education and outreach activities for local communities living in areas with big cats. Our large-scale initiatives with tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards currently involve more than 50 countries and span three continents. We not only fund cat conservation initiatives, but act as a conservation think-tank that supports innovative people, programs, and ideas across the conservation spectrum. Much of Panthera's work is based in a spatial context and the Landscape Analysis Lab is central to Panthera's overall goals and day-to-day operations.

Senior Accountant

New York, New York, United States


Summary/Position Overview

The Senior Accountant is responsible for applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Primary Responsibilities and duties

  • Primary responsibility to maintain and reconcile accounts by verifying, allocating, posting transactions and resolving discrepancies.
  • Make certain all financial reporting deadlines are met ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close processes
  • Prepare/perform monthly allocation of direct and indirect costs and assist in the preparation of the monthly consolidated financial statements.
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting narrative.
  • Evaluate revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and forecast revenue and expenses.
  • Coordinate and prepare for the year end audit process
  • Assist Controller in analyzing financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to financial problems

Responsibilities Relative to Foreign Entities:

  • Collect and analyze financial information from foreign entities and branches.
  • Compile foreign entities and branches financial information to prepare US GAAP consolidated financial statements including supporting schedules (ex: P&L by class, budget vs. actual)
  • Ensure financial records of foreign entities and branches are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures, relevant laws and regulations
  • Establish, document and monitor the implementation and maintenance of internal controls and accounting policies/procedures for foreign entities/branches.
  • Analyze revenue and expenses for all entities/branches for appropriate recording and accuracy on a monthly basis.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities for foreign entities/branches


Qualifications and experience required

The ideal candidate has the following skills, educational training, and qualities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, CPA preferred
  • Experience in public accounting required
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and principles required
  • Minimum of 7 years’ total experience in auditing, budgets, financial reporting, and financial data analysis.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to plan work to meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees and management
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with the QuickBooks accounting softwareThe ideal candidate has the following skills, educational training, and qualities:
  • Fluency in Spanish

A cover letter is required as part of your application.

Development Intern - New York


Summary/Position Overview

Panthera is seeking a Development Intern to support the organization’s growing fundraising efforts, through a meaningful, structured internship opportunity in the headquarters of a rapidly growing conservation organization.

Principal responsibilities and duties

The Development Intern will be involved with ongoing development activities and special projects, including:

  • Providing support to Chief Development Officer and Deputy Director of Development as needed;
  • Conducting prospect research according to team priorities;
  • Processing incoming donations and acknowledgement letters;
  • Supporting donor outreach and engagement activities;
  • Interacting with donors and other supporters by phone or email;
  • Writing donor communications (including letters and emails to funders);
  • Analyzing reports and synthesizing the information to support fundraising efforts; and
  • Providing administrative support as needed.


Qualifications and experience required

  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills; organized and detail-oriented; has clear and polished writing skills; and is capable of juggling multiple projects while still meeting deadlines.
  • The ability to initiate and complete long-term projects as well as manage ongoing activities, and the flexibility to work as part of a collaborative office environment.
  • The ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity.
  • Bachelor’s degree, experience working in an office setting, and should be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

The ideal candidate has the following skills, educational training, and qualities:

  • An interest in the mission and work of Panthera, and a proven interest in pursuing a career in development.
  • Fundraising experience or relevant coursework

A cover letter is required with your application.


This is a minimum six-month paid, part-time internship beginning September 2015 and concluding in March 2016. The position requires three days of work per week. Compensation for the internship is $10/hour.