Position Summary:
The Accountant will be flexible to process Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, month-end procedures, financial reporting and forecasting; communicate with and train staff; and provide input on policies and internal controls to ensure sound fiscal practices.

Key Responsibilities:
Accounts Payable
• Process Accounts Payable from invoice entry to payment. TIN match vendors; maintain the vendor database; track aging of invoices; scan invoices and maintain electronic files. 1099s.
• Process and administer the Purchase Card program and employee reimbursements. Review and import transactions in Accounts Payable and Project Accounting

Accounts Receivable
• Process Accounts Receivable from invoice entry to posting daily deposits. Monitor aging and perform collections. Maintain the Project Accounting database and process reports. Grant accounting and reporting.

Payroll and Benefits
• Process bi-monthly Payroll from new-hire setup to payroll payment date; reconcile payroll against benefit invoices and general ledger; and distribute W2s.
• Prepare Workers Comp audits and other payroll survey data for required reporting.
• Provide analysis on payroll, benefits and other expense data.

Month End/Year End Procedures
• Conduct monthly and year-end close procedures.
• Maintain Fixed Assets and lead the annual inventory process.
• Monitor effective dates of leases and track spending.
• Reconcile bank, investments, and balance sheet accounts as assigned.

Financial Reporting
• Administer and review financial statements to compare actual results to budget and identify, explain, and correct variances where appropriate.
• Assist with forecasting revenue and expenses.
• Assist with preparation for the annual audit and state and federal tax filings.
• Prepare and assist with external federal and state grant audits.
• Assist in the budget process.

Compliance and Backup for other Finance staff
• Assist with the design and implementation of financial operating procedures, internal controls, and processes in compliance with all federal, state and partner expectations.
• Provide financial training and guidance to staff. Presenter to both individuals and groups.
• Assure timely invoicing and maintain accurate financial statements based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Provide backup for Finance staff.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with three to five years of progressive, relevant nonprofit financial management experience; restricted giving and releases from restriction. Proficient with grant and government contracts.
• Competence in financial analysis, complex problem-solving, and process improvement.
• Highly organized, self-directed, numeric aptitude and strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to collaborate with and counsel non-financial program staff

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]