Posted on 08 November 22 by Lynnaya Shelby
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Position Profile: Sr. Accountant NWAF
kpCompanies is leading the search for the next Sr. Accountant for Northwest Area Foundation. This position will be responsible for supporting the Controller with continuous process improvement,collaborating with a willingness to learn, perpetuate, evaluate and work to innovate databases and systems for investment accounting.
We welcome you and thank you for taking the time to review this Senior Accountant job posting.
The mission of the Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF) is to support efforts by the people, organizations, and communities of our region to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity. Our region includes the eight states of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and the 76 Native Nations that share the same geography.
All staff are expected to carry out the mission of the Foundation in a way that upholds and demonstrates our Guiding Values:
Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
We have made an intentional commitment to advance JEDI because sustainable prosperity cannot be achieved without it. The policies and systems of our region dont work for our priority communitiesNative Americans, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and people in rural areasand, instead, create barriers to finding good jobs, starting businesses, or building assets that might lead to prosperity. Too many people in our priority communities live in crisis or a paycheck away from it. Our work on JEDI is an effort to change these realities.
As a member of the accounting team, the Senior Accountant plays a key role in the Foundations investment accounting, financial reporting, audit and tax compliance, payroll and benefits administration, and the maintenance of strong internal controls.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial Reporting & Analysis: Perform financial close activities and prepare periodic financial reports; Assist with financial analysis and forecasts as needed.
Audit & Taxes: Preparation of audit and tax return timelines and completion of required schedules; Summarize partnership K-1 data for tax return preparation; Calculate federal excise tax payments.
Investments: Prepare the monthly investment journal entry and reconcile investment custodian statements to general ledger; Ensure that investment valuations for private markets funds are up to date with the custodian; Assist with preparation of investment reports as needed; Complete all relevant investment surveys.
Payroll and Benefits Administration: Approve payroll prior to submission; Approve and submit HSA and retirement plan contributions; Work with third party administrator on retirement plan compliance, including annual notices, Form 5500 filings and ERISA compliance testing; Complete annual workers compensation audit.
Internal Controls: Learn the grants management, accounting, HRIS, investment, and expense management systems and advise the Controller on any emerging internal control weaknesses.
Support: Backup the Accountant, Controller, and Grants & Contracts Manager as needed.
Other: Complete all relevant surveys and assist on other projects as needed; Participate in cross-functional staff work groups as appropriate; Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities and demonstrate interest in continuous development.
Outstanding candidates for the role position will offer many of the qualities, skills, and characteristics listed here. We know that no candidate is likely to have every one of these qualities, so we encourage interest and applications from people who have the capacity to grow into the responsibilities listed and who bring transferable skills.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
NWAF and kpCompanies are an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, disability, mental illness, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, military/veteran status, citizenship, arrest record, and any other legally protected characteristic.
HOW TO APPLY:
NWAF has partnered with kpCompanies in this search. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations (COMBINE RESUME AND COVER LETTER INTO 1 DOCUMENT) no later than 9:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2022. All submissions are received in strictest confidence.
You can apply here: https://evoportalus.tracker-rms.com/kpCompanies/MyLite?id=1057
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Equity & Salary Disclosure
We believe in practices that create real equity and pay parity regardless of background or identity and we freely discuss compensation with all qualified candidates the first time we interview them. Saving the salary discussion for the first conversation allows us to fully understand the needs of each candidate and to ensure that qualified candidates, even those whove historically been overlooked and/or underpaid, dont self-select out of the processes based on salary alone, as our experience and research suggests. In addition to those who opt out because they fear the salary may be out of reach for them, we equally dont want to miss out on conversations with candidates who are slightly over the range when in some cases the total compensation including factors such as bonuses, flexibility, and better health benefits, etc may exceed expectations. Finally, as a search firm we are always looking for top-notch talent to introduce to our clients. Should the salary or any other requirement not be a fit, there is often a chance that someone on our team is working on another position you may be a better fit for. If you would like to discuss your qualifications for this role as well as discuss salary and compensation - just give us a call, wed be happy to discuss!
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