Accountant

Posted on: May 24, 2021

Position Status:

Full Time

Location:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reports To:

Chief Financial Officer

Anticipated Start Date:

Open until filled

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive with positions in comparable nonprofit organizations in the states where FCF operates (Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan). The salary for this position is $55,000. Benefits include medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; holidays and paid time off. First Children’s Finance honors candidates’ time and effort in job-seeking by providing transparency regarding compensation. Creating transparency regarding salary information reduces the gender pay gap, and eliminates salary negotiation, which rarely benefits people of color or women. It is a value of our organization to support equitable hiring practices.
The Opportunity

FCF is seeking an Accountant to join our Central Office team at the First Children’s Finance National Headquarters. The Accountant carries out daily tasks necessary for accurate and timely financial and loan fund entry and reporting. This position will record and report grant and loan fund expense to funders, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This position provides a great opportunity to contribute to a valuable mission, to develop or expand knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting, and to work in a pleasant, friendly office in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District.

Responsibilities
  • Record and report monthly expenses allocated to specific funders
  • Create and send monthly billings of earned revenue contracts
  • Record and report loan fund payments and new loans
  • Create activity reports to government agencies and funders
  • Assist CFO with larger reports
  • Enter Journal Entries
  • Reconcile accounts
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Experience
  • Accounting degree or appropriate experience
  • 3 years of nonprofit fund accounting experience
  • Familiar with accounting software – Abila preferred
Skills
  • An understanding of accounting, including debits and credits
  • Ability to read, interpret, and analyze budgets
  • Intermediate or better Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively with a diversity of FCF staff, customers, partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, yet be a part of a team
Personal Attributes

This position requires an individual who is:

  • Creative and collaborative
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude
  • Open to learning, accepting positive and constructive feedback
  • Accurate and has strong attention to detail
  • Organized, and a self-starter and multi-tasker
To Apply:

Attach your cover letter and résumé to a single email to: FCFAccounting@FirstChildrensFinance.org, with Accountant Application in the subject line. Include your full name, phone, email and address on the cover letter. Questions may be emailed to FCFAccounting@FirstChildrensFinance.org.