Nonprofit Staff Accountant - Friends of the Children - National

Portland, OR

Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our finance team.  Are you flexible and ready to take on a wide range of accounting tasks? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search?  We may have the perfect career for you.

Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors for 12+ years no matter what. 

We are committed to expanding our model across the country and plan to have a total of twenty-five locations by 2025. The Finance team performs the accounting functions for the National Friends of the Children organization and chapters throughout the country. The Staff Accountant supports developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.  The position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including reconciling and recording monthly transactions for both national and the chapters.

At Friends of the Children we bring together different experiences, skills and backgrounds to provide opportunities to overcome personal, systemic and institutional barriers.

 Does that sound like something you would like to be a part of? Here's what we have to offer you:

  • Strong, cohesive Finance team committed to innovation and high standards.
  • A team of talented employees who are passionate about working together to create an extraordinary and impactful organization.
  • Respect for work-life balance. You'll work hard, and we expect you to recharge your batteries.
  • A comprehensive benefit package. (401k with 4% match, Health, Dental, Vision, Life)

Friends of the Children is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.  See the below to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and qualifications: 

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended as a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Monthly credit card reconciliations for both National and chapters
  • Record transactions for employee reimbursements for National and the chapters.
  • Record deposits / credits entered through cash receipts or the accounts receivable module.
  • Reconcile the monthly Salesforce excel reports against the deposits for National.
  • Record bank transactions and reconcile National and chapter banks statements.
  • Support functional budgets where available.
  • Assist with Accounts Receivable communication and collection from the network.
  • Research, purchase and inventory branded merchandise    
  • Lead the finance training for new chapter operations managers.  
  • Correspond between the chapter operations managers and the senior accountants at National.
  • Two to four years of financial accounting experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an accounting concentration.
  • Strong GAAP/internal controls knowledge.
  • Experience in supporting multiple business entities simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams) and Adobe Acrobat Pro; strong aptitude to learn new software.
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with members of staff.

Required Skills, Education, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Detail and process oriented with the ability to spot inefficiencies and the confidence to suggest improvements.
  • Highly organized and efficient in completing various tasks with overlapping deadlines.

Preferred competencies, skills, and abilities:

  • Non-profit accounting experience
  • Experience with Financial Edge and Salesforce


  • Full benefits (401k, Health, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • Range: $50-60k; Portland based

Friends of the Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children - Portland hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.