Staff Accountant

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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 model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks by providing professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. Thanks to our exceptional outcomes and relationships across the country, we have been named the Portland Business Journal’s #1 “Most Admired” Oregon nonprofit in 2017, 2016 and 2015. 

We are committed to expanding our model across the country and plan to have a total of twenty-five locations by 2025. The Staff Accountant is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting for our ever expanding Friends of the Children National Network. This position will be 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.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Invoice entry and processing, and performing weekly check runs.
  • Prepare monthly invoices for chapters and affiliates.
  • Review employee expense reports
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial statements for executives.
  • Support the Director of Finance in budget and forecasting activities.
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Respond to inquiries from Director of Finance, President and other managers regarding financial results and special reporting requests.
  • Reports directly to the Accounting Manager.

Required competencies, skills and abilities:

  • One to three 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.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of staff
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably with an accounting concentration.

Preferred competencies, skills and abilities:

  • Non-profit accounting experience
  • Federal grant compliance experience
  • Experience with Financial Edge and Salesforce
  • Full-charge bookkeeping experience  

You can learn more about Friends of the Children at:   

The above 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.

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.

Location: Portland, OR
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