Junior Accountant

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Job Summary:  As a member of Landesa’s Finance team, the Junior Accountant will be responsible for essential tasks in support of the monthly closing process, the annual financial planning and audit processes, and special projects assigned on an as needed basis.  Drawing upon a wide range of accounting skills and experience, the Junior Accountant will interact with a broad spectrum of people throughout the organization both domestically and internationally.  Key success factors include a strong customer service orientation, the ability to work as a team player, professionalism, confidentiality, accuracy, reliability, and attention to detail.

Reporting and relationships: The Junior Accountant will report to the Controller, and work closely with the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant.

Availability:  The Junior Accountant will be expected to work a typical workweek of 40 hours and may be required to work occasionally in the evenings and on weekends.  This is for a non-exempt position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Consolidates financial information from foreign offices, reviewing it for accuracy and calling attention to any anomalies.
  • Reviews employee travel expense reports and processes them for reimbursement.
  • Ensures all company credit card charges are reflected accurately in the general ledger.
  • Processes accounts payable on a weekly basis.
  • Maintains fixed assets ledger, including capitalization and depreciation records.
  • Prepares bank deposits.
  • Assists with the annual budget, annual audit, and annual Form 990 preparation as needed.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A deep commitment to the mission of a better, safer future for the world’s poorest people through land ownership and secure land rights.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, including cash management, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accounts payable, payroll, other liabilities, net assets, revenues, and expenses.
  • Fluency in English, including strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite of products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software.
  • Competence with ERP systems; Abila MIP or QuickBooks a plus.
  • Experience with SQL, ODBC, and/or Microsoft Query a plus.
  • Experience with cloud-based financial systems; Concur or Adaptive Insights a plus.
  • Nonprofit sector or international accounting experience and familiarity with working in multiple currencies a plus.
  • Dedication and persistence working in a mission-driven environment as a constructive, solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • A sense of humor.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree or higher degree in accounting.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated prior experience working in accounting in the private sector, nonprofit sector, or public accounting; internships will be considered.
  • Experience working in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments.

Additional Comments:  The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Status:                        Regular, Full Time

Location:                    Seattle

Classification:           Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime Pay)

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