Nonprofit Accountant

Location Portland, OR 97202
Date Posted November 24, 2021
Job ID 8269
Employment Type Direct Hire

Scion Nonprofit has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for a Nonprofit Accountant on behalf of an amazing nonprofit that partners with its clients to create lasting impacts to combat poverty and injustice. This is a very exciting direct-hire role with a collaborative and passionate team in Portland, Oregon that is ready for immediate hire!
This position with our Client requires employees to report to work at a physical location. As a cautionary measure, our Client is asking all employees to be fully vaccinated by the date of hire. If an eligible candidate is unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a religious, medical, or disability-related reason the client will make available appropriate reasonable accommodations.
The Nonprofit Accountant is responsible for maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures for the Finance Department.  This individual will be tasked with meeting tight deadlines and addressing a multitude of accounting activities, including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. This position works very closely with the Financial Controller as well as Program Managers and is a strong, contributing member of the organization.

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting, general ledger structure, and other related system.

  • Review and report for individual grants and contracts for compliance with private, local, state and federal fund requirements.

  • Ensure that monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance and Credit Card activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information, statements and records including periodic grant reporting.

  • Provide regular support for the Financial Controller with the monthly closing procedures and balance sheet work papers.

  • Provide assistance with the preparation of monthly financial statements as well as custom financial reports.

  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

  • Serve as project leader for software implementation and other special projects.

  • Effectively support, coach, and manage assigned staff.

  • Provide supervision and conduct performance reviews for all assigned staff. Establish work plans and priorities for all assigned staff, performance management, and take corrective action as needed.  Identify, provide and track professional development and training needs for all assigned staff.  Schedule and maintain regular supervision check-ins with all assigned staff.

  • Back up accounts payable and payroll.

  • Assist in program audits as needed.

  • Run general ledger reports and conduct variance analysis.

  • Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent lived and or worked experience required.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting, finance or related field required.

  • Outstanding leadership skills with 1+ years supervisory experience.

  • Ability to effectively work with programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint and accounting software (Sage Intacct and Concur preferred); 10-key.

  • Experience working with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll functions, preferably in a nonprofit setting.

  • Knowledge and understanding of 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accounting requirements.

  • Strong judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.

  • Commitment to the organizational mission and ability to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.

  • Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast-paced work environment.

Compensation & Perks:
This amazing opportunity offers a competitive salary depending upon experience (let us know what you are looking for!), as well as a competitive benefits package with 100% employer paid health insurance, disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more! This position works on an amazing team and makes an incredible impact on vulnerable populations of Portland, OR!
To Apply:
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and more information about your candidacy and interest. Apply today!

About Our Search Firm:
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully connecting thousands of talented professionals with incredible, mission-driving organizations across the country. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

Named an Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, we are proud to also be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firm in America, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times! Additional information about Scion Nonprofit can be found online.
Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

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