Financial Administrator (PIRG)


The Financial Department of The Public Interest Network seeks a smart, committed, and detail-oriented candidate to join our Boston-based team as an Administrator.

The Public Interest Network operates more than a dozen organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to social change. These groups include U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps, and the National Environmental Law Center and encompass 400-plus staff. We tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our country today, such as delivering clean air, clean water and a livable climate to the next generation; transforming our energy and transportation systems for the 21st century; growing food in ways that leave both people and the planet healthier; and responding to the worst public health crisis in a century.

In order to achieve these results, the groups in The Public Interest Network need a strong backup staff to provide the resources, guidance, and infrastructure it takes to make progress on these issues. For more than 40 years, organizations in The Public Interest Network (TPIN) have been taking on powerful interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and well-being. Together our organizations have helped pass and enact hundreds of laws and policies to protect our environment, protect consumers and hold corporations and government accountable to the public. At the same time, we’ve built a thriving network with hundreds of professional staff and a presence in 35 states.

Representative Responsibilities: 

Managing a combined annual budget of approximately $30 million, the Financial Department team of 13 people performs the following functions:

  • Oversee the collection of funds and the reconciliation of bank accounts

  • Review and process bills for payment

  • Process payroll and complete an array of payroll related tasks

  • Provide liaison and training on business management issues to citizen outreach offices around the country

  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Comply with reporting requirements of state and federal governments

  • Prepare financial management reports

  • Participate as enthusiastic members of the TPIN community in support of the mission and goals of the advocacy program


Candidates must have facility working with numbers, attention to detail, computer orientation, and interest in business management issues in a non-profit environment. Accounting background and computer experience are desirable but not required. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to public interest and environmental issues. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of being able to effectively work independently, have the ability to oversee significant projects and exercise excellent judgement.


Compensation & Benefits

Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package.


Boston, MA. For the foreseeable future, most of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For this position, staff may be required to come to the office twice a week. 

To Apply

To fill out our online application, visit

Things To Know When You Apply

The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit for things you should know about our network when you apply.


The Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Reed Young
    published this page in Job Board 2020-11-03 09:10:39 -0500