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Staff Accountant

animal-humane-society · 26 days ago
Woodbury, United States
$55-60k
Full-time
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Animal Humane Society is looking for a Staff Accountant to support our Finance team! At AHS, caring for animals isn’t just a job – it’s our passion. We are on a mission to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals and their people.

Pay: $55,000-60,000 annually based on experience

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision insurance and more! 
  • 15+ days of paid time off for a full year 
  • 9 paid holidays + 4 floating holidays per full calendar year
  • 401k plan

Job Purpose: The Staff Accountant plays a pivotal role on AHS’s Accounting team and is responsible for all aspects of accounting functions. Responsibilities include reconciliations, monthly reporting and analysis, financial system data entry, and bookkeeping duties following established procedures and timelines in support of the goals of the Animal Humane Society and its subsidiaries.

Schedule: Full-time; 40 hour/week role

Location/Remote Capabilities: This position is a hybrid position. Must be able to regularly travel to our Woodbury location and surrounding area. Must be able to successfully work remotely. 

Application Requirements:  Please include a cover letter with your application

  • Interview process includes a phone interview, followed by 2 department interviews (one in-person, 1 virtual)

What you will be doing:

Reporting — Complete AHS and subsidiary financial statements through preliminary results ensuring accuracy and completeness. Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, understand and interpret results, and recommend adjusting entries where needed.

Process — Compile and analyze financial information to prepare journal entries. Ad hoc and clerical tasks as needed.

Communication — Listen, pay attention and be a responsible steward of information. Communicate information in a clear, complete and timely manner.

Support — Assist with monthly sales tax return compliance. Act as the backup contact for all accounts payable inquires, including entering invoices and ensuring correct coding into AHS’s ERP system for payment processing. Research and assist in reconciling vendor statements. Act as the backup contact for payroll. Support external audits and preparation of work papers.

Culture — Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling AHS’s behaviors and values, consistent with the vision and mission of the organization. Maintain safe work environment by following AHS protocols and policies. Work with AHS volunteers in a positive and effective way to facilitate meaningful volunteer engagement.

Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

What we are looking for:

Experience — 1-3 years of experience in Accounting or a related field required. Understanding of fundamental accounting principles strongly preferred.

Adaptability — Ability to think analytically, problem solve, and complete work that is subject to strict deadlines while balancing shifting priorities in a variety of situations.

Communication — Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to partner collaboratively with external and internal contacts and department.

Computer Skills — Proficiency in financial management software and Microsoft Excel.

Schedule — Availability to work during operational hours as defined by leadership with the expectation to work varied hours including evening and weekend shifts.

Physical & Emotional Capabilities — Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia. Must have a high level of resiliency.

This position description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Benefits

About AHS 

Every year, Animal Humane Society provides direct care and services to help nearly 100,000 animals in need across Minnesota. 

As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, we’re advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere. 

Why Work Here 

  • Make a difference in the lives of animals and people 
  • Join a team of coworkers who love animals as much as you do 
  • Work-life balance 
  • Unique animal adoption benefits and discounts on veterinary care, pet supplies, and animal training classes  
  • Health insurance coverage for full time staff includes the following: medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account for health care expenses and dependent care, voluntary accident insurance, and employee ­paid supplemental life, accidental death & dismemberment and long term disability insurance. 
  • Employer paid benefits for full time staff includes the following: basic life insurance, basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term disability 
  • Mental Health and Counseling Support:  
    • All employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program with 3 free counseling sessions per year 
  • 401K for part time and full time staff 
  • Nine paid holidays for full time staff 
  • Paid floating holidays for part time and full time staff (up to 4 days per year based on start date) 
  • Paid time off for part time and full time staff (amount is based on hours worked and full time/part time status) 
  • Paid parent leave for full time staff 

 

Our Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: 

As an organization dedicated to making the world a more humane and compassionate place for animals, we know that people are at the heart of all that we do. Animal Humane Society’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity is essential to our mission and shapes our culture, our work, and the services we provide. 

At AHS we embrace and honor the inherent dignity and diverse experiences of our team members, volunteers, board members, partners, clients, and visitors, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or income. Working together to instill equity and inclusivity within our organization will allow us to better serve the people and animals of Minnesota, and ultimately have a positive impact on animals in our care. 

Last updated on May 23, 2024

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