Website Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Salary Range: $57,500 – $89,500 Full Time Equivalent
Job Classification: Regular, Exempt
Benefits: Learn about our benefits here: https://www.estuarypartnership.org/who-we-are/employee-benefits
Minimum Hours: 36 Hours Per Week
Supervisor: Executive Director
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Financial Accounting Coordinator to employ generally accepted accounting principles, the person in this position has primary responsibilities for financial accounting, management budgeting and reporting, the annual audit, and some bookkeeping. This person works closely with the Cost Accounting Coordinator to carry out financial accounting functions for the organization and shares responsibility for aspects of program cost accounting activities related to program tracking, reporting, invoicing, and payroll.
This position requires strong organizational skills, shared leadership, attention to detail and the ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously. Based in the Estuary Partnership Portland office, this position offers a flexible work schedule and work from home opportunities, with occasional meetings or events outside of the office.
This position is based out of our Portland, Oregon office with hybrid remote work opportunities.
Please find our full position description here: https://www.estuarypartnership.org/sites/default/files/2023-01/FINAL_Financial%20Accouting%20Coord._12.22.docx.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation
The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. We place a priority on applications from people who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.
The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.
The Estuary Partnership will only accept online applications for this position.
To apply, please follow the application instructions below, fill out the online form, and upload a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2023.
Applications must include the following, or they will not be accepted as responsive:
Cover Letter: Your letter should describe your experience in non-profit accounting and why you are interested in this position.
Detailed Resume: Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment.
Professional References: Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior permission.
Question Response: Submit your answers to the following five questions. Your answers will be evaluated for writing style, clarity, and content.
Describe your experience in process and systems improvement, particularly related to fiscal and accounting systems. Please include in your examples; the role you performed, what system or process was being improved, and a brief outcome or lessons learned statement. (1000 word limit)
Describe your experience preparing for an annual financial audit; describe your understanding of how a single audit works. (500 word limit)
Describe your experience working with a fiscal team and/or an Executive Director to develop a financial strategy. (500 word limit)
How would you approach annual budgeting with our organization? (500 word limit)
This position is one member of an administrative/fiscal team that while each having their own distinct roles, also shares some tasks and duties. Have you ever worked in a team setting? What did you like and dislike about that approach? (500 word limit) Protecting the Columbia River in partnership with its communities.