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Mercy For Animals is the largest and most effective international charity focused exclusively on preventing cruelty to farmed animals.

As part of an international team of innovators changing the world, you will do the most meaningful work of your life at Mercy For Animals.

We’ve obtained unprecedented convictions of factory farms, pressured major companies to change how they treat animals, inspired millions to choose more plant-based foods, and won major legislative victories.

We believe each of us deserves to bring our whole self to a safe environment where we can do our best work. At Mercy For Animals, we foster an inclusive workplace where we lift one another up. Surveys and a staff-led culture committee elevate our staff’s voices.

We provide strong protections for our team members, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, or race. We extend these policies to interactions with donors, volunteers, interns, and contractors. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Mercy For Animals celebrates LGBTQ+ pride, supports women’s rights, and promotes the anti-racist principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Join our mission to build a just and compassionate food system.

We offer employees ample time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and generous benefits. Self-care, mindfulness, and work-life balance are essential to building a sustainable movement for animals. Our offices are also dog-friendly and vegan.

Our staff is our most valuable asset. Continual learning is part of everything we do. Employees have access to a resource library with thousands of training videos. Mercy For Animals also offers excellent opportunities for advancement.


Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us to help spread compassion around the globe.


We are currently seeking a director of accounting to join our finance team. In this role, you will oversee and direct Mercy For Animals’ accounting operations and help the Finance Department ensure organization-wide financial management and controls.

You will do invaluable work:

  • Manage and oversee general day-to-day accounting 
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts, analyze financial performance, and monitor cash flow for a budget of up to $16 million 
  • Develop, document, and maintain processes for financial management and accounting
  • Lead and support at least one finance team member by providing strategic direction and oversight of finance operations and compliance
  • Support international team members and accounting firms with best practices, troubleshooting, and monthly reconciliation
  • Prepare and analyze monthly global financial reports, including grant reporting, and provide updates on financial status to key leadership 
  • Maintain relationships and connect with external auditors and international accounting firms, bankers, and legal counsel to determine and implement best practices
  • Lead the organization’s efforts in annual audits and tax filings
  • Devise and implement strategies for continual improvement of financial management and reporting systems to achieve peak operational efficiency, including cash-flow modeling, evaluating third-party vendors, negotiating fees, vetting and implementing new software solutions, and conducting ongoing cost-saving analysis
  • Establish internal controls, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and remain compliant with local, federal, and state or provincial laws and regulations
  • Partner with the development team to ensure proper management of revenue channels and alignment of revenue reporting
  • Follow all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned 

Your qualifications will take our financial operations to the next level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • CPA license or enough experience to obtain one
  • Five to seven years of accounting experience, preferably as a financial controller
  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Strong understanding of and ability to interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles
  • Work experience in nonprofit finance and grant management (preferred)
  • Experience supporting international entities (preferred) 
  • Experience with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Ability to solve problems effectively, communicate clearly, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Commitment and openness to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles 

Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:

I am an innate problem solver, driven by analytics and metrics. A humble leader, I enjoy working collaboratively. I thrive under pressure and deadlines and can effectively manage time and resources. I am passionate about the mission and vision of Mercy For Animals.

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an annual salary of $69,000–$75,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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Paid Internship Opportunities

Three Months, 20 Hours per Week

Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals, a leading global nonprofit working to end the exploitation of animals for food and construct a compassionate food system, seeks internship candidates wishing to develop and apply skills in a nonprofit animal protection organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Mercy For Animals’ U.S. paid internship program is a short-term opportunity open to students and entry-level or transitioning applicants

We know that to achieve our goals and realize our vision, we need diverse perspectives, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, that help us expand and elevate our efforts in a united way.

We are publicly recruiting for paid internships to ensure we move beyond our immediate network and honor our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity to create a robust animal protection movement, organization, and society. We strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized communities to apply. 

As an intern in the U.S. Government Affairs and Public Policy Department at Mercy For Animals, you will gain experience and participate in the following:

  • Legislative advocacy, including participating in coalitions and meetings with policymakers or government affairs staff
  • Public policy research and writing
  • Legislative and regulatory processes

We are looking for mission-aligned candidates with interest in key elements of our work:

  • Advocacy
  • Coalition building 
  • Environmental justice
  • Food justice
  • Grassroots activism
  • Legislation
  • Racial justice


Interns are paid an hourly rate between $17.31 and $20.00, depending on education or experience, as well as given consistent weekly feedback. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to collaborate with other team members in the organization and grow their professional networks. Students may also work with their institutions to obtain academic credit.

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