Senior Accountant - Friends of the Children - NC Virtual/Remote

Remote - Charlotte, NC

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. 

The Finance team performs the accounting functions for the National Friends of the Children organization and chapters throughout the country. The Senior Accountant is responsible for 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 general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, and the support of budget and forecast activities for National and our growing network of chapters. 

This role is a full-time remote position for the National organization that is based in Portland, Oregon.

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:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements and other reporting for executives, the Board of Directors, committees, grants, and chapters.
  • Support budgeting and planning activities for current and expanding chapters.
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources, while maintaining a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced expanding business model.
  • Respond to inquiries from the National CEO, National Chief Operating Officer, and chapter executives regarding financial results and special reporting requests.
  • Work with the National Controller and Chief Operating Officer to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit.
  • Support the National Controller and Chief Operating Officer on special projects and workflow process improvements.
  • Assist the staff accountants and review data entry to ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Learn and regularly perform the most critical aspects of the National Controller and Staff Accountant roles to provide essential coverage during absences.
  • Prepare and review monthly journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Invoice entry and processing.
  • Prepare monthly invoices for chapters and affiliates.
  • Review employee expense reports, ensuring accuracy and adherence to policies. 

Required Education, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Four-year accounting degree
  • CPA
  • Five to seven years of financial accounting experience
  • Strong GAAP/internal controls knowledge
  • Experience in supporting multiple business entities simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Detail and process oriented with the ability to spot inefficiencies and the confidence to suggest improvements.
  • Highly organized and efficient in completing various projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • 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 a cross functional staff.

Preferred Experience and Abilities:

  • Non-profit accounting experience
  • Federal grant compliance experience
  • Experience with Financial Edge and Salesforce
  • Payroll processing (using Trinet, Paychex or similar system)


  • Full benefits (401k, Health, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • Range:  $65k-$80k (Compensation commensurate with experience and geographical location)



Applications without cover letters will not be considered; please use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the Senior Accountant at Friends of the Children!

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 hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

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