Hiring a Senior Accountant

 

About us

We are a small accounting firm with a big vision. Love and care for our community, people, and environment are at the core of our operation. 

 

Our mission is to make non-profits and socially responsible businesses stronger together. We provide the full scope of bookkeeping and CFO-level accounting services. 

 

We value mutual respect, open communication, efficiency, work automation, and work-life balance. We bring modern technology to the workplaces to modernize accounting departments and simplify life. When we are not at our desks crunching numbers, you can find us trail-blazing, biking, fishing, and just having fun outside. If you share the same values, please keep on reading.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced accountant to join our team. 

 

You will be responsible for taking care of a group of clients assigned to you (most non-profits). You will be their primary point of contact and advisor. You'll have a chance to build long-lasting friendships with the people we serve and positively impact their daily lives by guiding their financial decisions, processes, and analysis of the data and reports. 

 

You'll have a bookkeeper assigned to some of your clients to assist with the bookkeeping tasks; you will be overseeing the bookkeeper's work. 

 

What Your Day-to-Day Will Look Like

 

  • Oversee, communicate & be responsible for a group of our clients to ensure that they are well-serviced from A-Z and that they are heard, well taken care of their needs, and are highly satisfied with our services

  • Perform periodic month/quarter/year-end closing, post adjusting journal entries, prepare reconciliations, maintain supporting documents files 

  • Prepare & present financial statements to CEOs, Finance Committees, and Board of Directors as needed for each client. 

  • Assist in onboarding new clients by helping to clean up messy books and implement new tech tools and processes 

  • Review the day-to-day work performed by our bookkeepers or the client's bookkeeper to ensure that everything is on track

  • Be accountable for the quality and timeliness of all tasks related to a group of clients assigned to you.

  • Provide our virtual CFO services, such as budgeting, cash flow projections, KPI reports, consolidations and other miscellaneous management reports that our clients may require

  • Prepare the files for the auditors and facilitate the financial statement audits from start to end (you are a gatekeeper to make sure the audit is done smoothly and timely)

  • Interested in learning the 990 tax prep skills to offer this service to our clients.

  • As a small firm, there might be times when you would need to take on some bookkeeping tasks as we are building capacity for new positions.    

  • Be part of the cross-training with other team members. 

 

What You Need to Succeed

  • You are a team player and are not self-centered; team success is more important than personal.

  • Hardworking and self-motivated. You want to learn and aim for improvements. You can work well individually with minimum supervision and work well in a team.

  • Smart - people smart, knowing how our actions and words affect others; excellent communicator within the team and with the clients.

  • Able to multi-task and prioritize

  • You believe in delivering fantastic customer service and have experience in a customer-facing role.

  • Have at least two years of work experience as an accountant/controller or full-charge bookkeeper. A CPA license or experience working for a CPA firm is a plus. 

  • You are knowledgeable and experienced in grant tracking and reporting in the non-profit sector. If you have no non-profit sector experience, you'll need a strong desire to learn the unique things about non-profits. Training is available. 

  • Have strong knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • You have experience in closing the books at year-end, preparing for annual audits, and working with auditors and tax preparers.

  • Have aptitude with technology, open to implementing new tools—experience with any accounting system and willing to learn QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, and QuickBooks Payroll. Certified QuickBooks Pro-advisor is a plus. Proficient user of Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Adobe. Experience working with Bill.com and Dext.com is a plus.

  • You have attention to detail and good analytical skills.

  • Non-profit, corporate, and individual tax prep experience is a plus. 

  • Experience managing a team is a plus.

  • Motivated to grow the business with us

 

 Current Position

  • Average work hours 35 hours per week

  • Salary depending on experience and qualifications

  • Annual COLA and merit increases and/or performance-based annual bonus

 

Why Join Us?

  • People-centered and mission-driven team

  • Flexible schedule

  • 100% remote work

  • Outdoor team meetings (yes, we do take meetings on the hiking and skiing trails)

  • 3 weeks PTO (in the process of implementing the unlimited PTO policy)

  • Paid 12 holidays per year, we close our virtual office for Christmas through New Year's Day winter holidays. 

  • SEP IRA

  • QSEHRA

  • We offer Boardroom co-work membership if you want to take a break from your home office. It is located in downtown Anchorage, close to restaurants, art galleries, and other fun places.  

  • We offer ongoing opportunities for training.

  • Opportunities for personal and financial growth as we work on building the business 

 

Our Values

  • Integrity and Open Communication: Engage in open communication. Value transparency and honesty in our communications, relationships, and actions.   

  • Humility and Respect: Everyone is welcome to speak their minds with respect, and those on the other side receive the feedback openly. Value and celebrate unique and diverse talents, experiences, and perspectives, and treat everyone with humility and respect—the value we (the team's success) over I (personal success).  

  • Accountability: Hold ourselves accountable for the quality and the lasting results of our work and for the commitments we make to our customers and team members.

  • Excellence and Innovation: Listen to clients' needs, search for available tools, and focus on making things better than they were; value continuing personal and professional growth 

  • Positivity and Optimism: Delight everyone we work with 

  • Work and Live with Passion: Live our true self. Do things that make us happy, proud of, and enthusiastic about and leave us feeling fulfilled at the end of the day.

 

Our Recruitment Process

 

  1. Submit resume, letter of interest, and references to admin@koteffgroup.com.

  2. If your resume qualifies, we will invite you to submit a one-way virtual interview that would include some video and written responses

  3. A video interview will be scheduled after the video is received and reviewed. 

  4. Conduct skill test

  5. Perform reference check

  6. If we are a great match for each other, we'll be delighted to send you an offer to join our mighty team!

 

This job posting is open until filled.