We’re Hiring: Accounting Manager
LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. DBA MISSION WEST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Job Title: Accounting Manager
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: 1 FTE/Salaried, Exempt
Location: 407 Main Street SW, Ronan, MT
JOB OPENING DATE: September 18, 2023
JOB CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Funding Condition: All positions at Mission West Community Development Partners are to be considered as year-to-year depending upon available funding for programs and satisfactory job performance
ABOUT US: Mission West Community Development Partners (formerly known as Lake County Community Development) is a non-profit, community economic development organization serving Lake, Sanders, and Mineral Counties, the Flathead Reservation, in Western Montana. We are located on the Flathead Reservation close to Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains, and an hour and half from Glacier National Park, Kalispell, and Missoula.
Mission West staff is a dedicated team of economic development professionals in advancing our mission to enhance the quality of life and sustainable economic well-being for all residents of the communities we serve. The four core programmatic pillars are community development, business development, cooperative development, and food and ag development.
ABOUT THE POSITION: As Accounting Manager you will work closely with the Leadership Team to support the financial operations of the organization and all programs. The Accounting Manager is responsible for organizing and implementing accounting systems to assure the organization meets obligations incurred in the receipt and expense of private, state, and federal grants and other revenues in accordance with audit requirements. You will support the development of the organizations budget, assist program directors in the management of grant funds, and provide financial information and reports to the Board of Directors as required. You will also work with the contracted CPA to implement accounting procedures that assure sound fiscal policy.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
- Work as a member of the Leadership Team to assist Center Directors in regularly reviewing financial results, preparing annual budgets, and monitoring and assuring proper allocation of expenses to specific grant budgets.
- Compile financial information as needed to prepare entries to accounts and documenting business transactions.
- Enter financial information and produce accurate reports detailing revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, funds, grants, operations and capital accounts; and prepare reports as needed to assist management in interpreting the corporation’s financial position.
- Perform basic bookkeeping duties including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, prepares and makes deposits, invoices, manages petty cash, reconciles all accounts including credit cards.
- Manage the payroll system; prepare procedures for employees to use in completing time cards; set up systems to track time and allocate it according to budgets and grants, including transitioning the organization to using TSheets in the first year on the job.
- Prepares documentation and financial reports for Center Directors and Program Managers and granting agencies; assists program managers to develop reporting tools that will assist them in managing grants effectively.
- Work with organization’s internal auditor and CPA to oversee installation, modification, implementation and documentation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures
- Take a proactive approach to improving and modernizing the organizations financial systems, including transitioning the organization to QuickBooks Online in the first year on the job.
- Work with management, accountant/consultants and auditor to prepare documents for annual audit and make adjusting entries as necessary.
- File annual report with the Office of the Secretary of State.
- Assist with other bookkeeping and administrative duties as assigned
- Supervisory Responsibilities: Minimal oversight of bookkeeping responsibilities assigned to the administrative assistant.
WHAT WE’D LIKE YOU TO BRING TO THE POSITION:
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field, or a high school graduate with at least 5 years of relevant accounting, accounting technology, or bookkeeping experience or certification.
- Strong background and experience in QuickBooks Accounting Systems required.
- Work experience with fund accounting or working in a nonprofit environment a definite plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- You are a highly organized individual with abilities to organize and set up accounting files and track income and expenses according to policy and audit requirements.
- You are an excellent communicator, able to effectively deal program managers and other requiring information from the accounting system and you are able to compassionately interpret financial information to those with less background in this area.
- You possess a high-level of computer literacy and can use standard office softwares and have a strong working knowledge of fund accounting, QuickBooks, and Excel spreadsheets.
- You are the type of person who takes ownership of your work responsibilities and will proactively take on improvements, updates, and modernization of the organization’s accounting systems and make suggestions for the implementation of new technology and software to improve accounting work flow.
- You are reliable and responsive, and have the ability to develop practices and processes that best serve the needs of the organization as it grows and work with others in the workplace to implement them.
- You are a self-directed learner and independent worker with the curiosity and capacity to learn quickly and absorb information.
- Your attention to detail is unparalleled, and when the job requires, you’re not afraid to hold others accountable for providing timely and accurate information to you as well.
- You can maintain a high level of confidentiality with all aspects of your work.
- You are passionate about making a difference in your community and are excited by the prospect of working in a busy nonprofit environment
- The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate information so others will understand and observe details and information at a close range. The employee is required to maintain a stationary position at a desk for a majority of the time on the job; constantly operate a computer and other standard office productivity machinery such as a printer, copier, projector, etc; move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office supplies, etc; and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
- ADA Accommodation: Mission West Community Development Partners will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace, and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to Mission West. Contact the Hiring Team, through the contact information listed below, with any questions or requests for accommodations.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER:
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 DOE
- Full time position in Mission West’s office in downtown Ronan, MT in the beautiful Mission Valley of Western Montana, with incredible access to outdoor recreation, local food and farms, and other natural and community amenities.
- Normal office hours are Monday through Friday between 8-5pm, but evening and weekend work may infrequently be required during the preparation for the annual audit.
- We encourage employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and this position will have a flexible schedule within general office hours. Employee may have the ability to work from home part time following the implementation of Quickbooks Online.
- 100% employer-paid health insurance with optional additions for family, dental and vision (employee paid) effective on the first day of the month following date of hire
- Following 6-month probation period: Eligible for an employer contribution to retirement savings program, life insurance, 14 days PTO in addition to paid holidays and sick leave in addition to 11 paid holidays per year, and progressive increases to PTO accrual with additional years on the job.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kaylee Thornley, [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Formal application review will begin October 1st, but the position will remain open until filled. For questions, call 406-676-5901 or learn more at https://missionwestcdp.org/.
Mission West Community Development Partners is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.