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August 16, 2022

SECOORA is Hiring a Part-Time Accountant

About the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA):

The SECOORA, a regional non-profit organization based in Charleston, SC, seeks a professional accountant to provide accounting and administrative services. SECOORA’s mission is to observe, understand, and increase awareness of our coastal ocean – promoting knowledge, economic and environmental health through strong regional partnerships. SECOORA is one of 11 regional associations working in partnership with the NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program Office, other federal agencies, and interested stakeholders in the public and private sectors to build and operate our Nation’s coastal and ocean observing capabilities. SECOORA handles around $5M in funding annually which supports SECOORA staff and subawardees from the four-state region of NC, SC, GA, and FL.

About the Position:

SECOORA is seeking an enthusiastic part-time accountant, CPA preferred, who is interested in being engaged in all business management aspects of a nonprofit organization. The primary responsibility for this position is to be the lead accountant for SECOORA. The position will also support the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer with additional administrative services. The successful candidate should ideally be based in the Charleston, SC area. The candidate will work remotely (from home), but must be available via phone during typical 9A – 5P ET working hours and may need to have occasional in-person meetings in Charleston, SC.


Preferably, has a current CPA license. Five years experience as a bookkeeper/accountant for a nonprofit or small business.


Based on experience. There is a 6-month trial period.

Application Date:

Open until position is filled.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter addressing skills and qualifications, a formal resume (not exceeding two pages), a list of experience in the last 5 years, and a list of three professional references (name, title, address, and phone number). Emailed applications must be in PDF file format.

Please send information and questions to:

Megan Lee (, SECOORA Chief Financial Officer