Locations: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Astoria, OR; Walla Walla, WA; Bend, OR; Spokane, WA; Klamath Falls, OR
Job Function: Accounting
Craft3 is a nonprofit lender – a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) – with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological, and family resilience across Oregon and Washington. We focus on lending to entrepreneurs, nonprofits and individuals who have been denied access to traditional financing. By delivering capital where it’s needed most, we’re helping build a more equitable and resilient future. Learn more at www.craft3.org
Craft3 employees are creative thinkers and doers — hardworking, innovative, and flexible — who are passionate about our mission. A diverse staff and a diversity of perspectives help our organization thrive and adapt. We are committed to being an anti-racist organization. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet all the requirements of the job description.
The Sr. Accountant (SA) performs complex accounting functions including ﬁscal interpretation and analysis requiring full professional competency. The SA performs specialized and routine accounting transactions, and prepares analysis, reports, schedules, and reconciliations, including disbursement of organization funds. The SA coordinates the preparation of financial statements, maintains accounting and fiscal control records and procedures, including internal audit procedures, and the main focus on loan accounting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include some or all the following and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Craft3 reserves the right to change, add or delete responsibilities and duties as seen fit. An employee’s specific job duties, priorities, and performance expectations are detailed in their individual performance plans.
Accounting and Reporting
- Oversee the execution month-end close deliverables such as being responsible for driving the necessary financial rigor in process, templates, and inputs that allow for a successful, accurate, and efficient process.
- Management of Participations and Serviced Loans.
- Prepare and maintain fixed asset schedule and depreciation.
- Prepare and record monthly accruals.
- Perform month-end closing activities including preparation of journal entries and analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
- Assist Accounts Payable activities for proper approvals, invoice capture, expense allocations and ensuring timely payment of vendors.
- Prepare flux and variance explanations as part of the monthly close process for all areas assigned.
- Manage intercompany accounts and month-end confirmations across all entities.
- Maintain fixed asset register and depreciation schedules.
- Assist with monthly use tax filings.
- Lead 1099 and vendor filing (including invoices and W-9s).
- Assist with annual external audit, including preparation of audit request items and schedules.
- Manage, file, and pay federal and/or state taxes in accordance with an established schedule.
- Ad hoc financial projects and analysis as needed and assigned by Controller and CFO.
- Initiate periodic disbursements and/or reports for leases, rent, contracts, loans serviced and others.
- Update monthly financial reports.
- Maintain pre-paid expenses, notes payable, and fixed asset schedules in a timely manner.
- Identify, implement and support improvements to gain efficiencies and effectiveness
of accounting practices.
- Assist Controller in the annual budgeting process.
Analysis, Systems, and Workflow
- Manage the expense reporting cycle and review reports for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to policy.
- Analyze business trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to
project future revenues and expenses.
- Gain and maintain a working knowledge of the systems that support accounting for our business.
- Continue to focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices.
- Collaborate with different functional teams to continue to develop accounting processes and actively contribute to a disciplined financial statement close.
- Liaise with other departments to analyze expenses.
Enterprise Risk Management & Systems
- Maintain a strong internal control environment by following established policies and procedures.
- Report all emerging problem loans to management when weaknesses are detected.
- Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Cross Team Support / Development
- Act as backup for Accounts Payable, Fund Accounting, or financial statements.
- Finance Data Management Backup.
- Collaborate with other Craft3 business units to streamline systems and processes.
- Assist in creating or delivering training to new staff members as appropriate.
- Participate fully with all members of the Craft3 team.
- Contribute to the body of knowledge, sharing best practices and suggest process improvement ideas.
Culture and Brand Management
- Support the organization’s All Team performance standards, Companywide Competencies.
- Demonstrate stewardship for the Craft3 Brand.
- Account Reconciliations for Craft3 loans
- Federal and State Tax preparation and filing
- NLS & NLS NP Management
- Prepaid Expense Processes
- Fixed Asset Schedules and Processes
Direct / Indirect Reports – This is a non-supervisory role.
Peer Positions – Other Sr. Accountants
Knowledge and Experience
Minimum five years’ accounting experience in nonprofit finance, credit union, banking or community development; or equivalent combination of education and relevant business experience. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data required. Fluency in Spanish a plus.
Preferred Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Passion for serving and working effectively in diverse communities across the Pacific Northwest.
- Intellectually curious and enjoy continuous learning.
- Strong initiative and ability to analyze, question and summarize data for decisions.
- Strong conflict negotiation, census-building, and collaborative skills, ability to comfortably liaise and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
- Effective electronic communications with high degree of precision and detail.
- Ability to successfully work with colleagues located in local and remote offices.
- Strong troubleshooting methodology and analytical skills.
- Ability to develop new procedures to meet identified needs and/or to adjust to changes in procedures as requested.
- Excellent prioritization, solution oriented, organizational skills, and effective time management to succeed in a semi-autonomous, fast-paced environment.
- Comfort and proficiency with loan management database platforms.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, ten-key by touch, shared files system, Contact Relationship Management system, Adobe Professional, Wells Fargo CEO and Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – None
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Periodic travel to company events and offices will be required.
Compensation and Benefits
Craft3 offers a competitive salary $70,000 – $93,310 annually (DOE) plus benefits: medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, LTD/STD insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, volunteer time off, professional development, wellness program, transportation, remote flexible schedule within Oregon or Washington, and 403B Retirement savings plan with employer match. For more information about Craft3 and our Benefits visit our website at: www.craft3.org/about/careers.
Remote flexible schedule is available within Oregon or Washington, near one of our offices; Astoria, OR · Bend, OR · Klamath Falls, OR · Portland, OR · Seattle, WA · Spokane, WA · Port Angeles, WA · Walla Walla, WA
Craft3 is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Click HERE to Apply – Applicants must reside in Washington or Oregon.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Review of applications began in April and will continue until the position is filled.