Accounting Specialist – Bozeman, MT

American Prairie
Bozeman, MT
Job Category
Full time Positions
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JOB PURPOSE: Executes accounting functions and supports colleagues to advance the organization's mission through exceptional financial management. The Accounting Specialist works directly with program managers to process vendor payments, record and track donations, and create and produce financial reports to facilitate stronger cash management practices. Working directly with the Director of Finance and Chief Operations and Finance Officer, the Accounting Specialist maintains a complex accounting system, streamlined business processes, and a robust internal controls environment. This individual must have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and will be expected to support managers across departments and divisions with financial procedures.
Required: Enthusiasm for and positive representation of American Prairie’s mission, goals, values, and culture. Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Demonstrated competence maintaining, monitoring, and reconciling fiscal records. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting rules and regulations governing recordkeeping and fiscal management. Demonstrated competence using accounting software and database, spreadsheet, word processing, and e-mail software. Demonstrated experience providing critical fiscal support to an organization with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to clearly communicate information, issues, and instructions to all levels of colleagues. High level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Flexibility and ability to work well in a team environment. Minimal travel required. Preferred: Experience in accounting for non-profit organizations. Demonstrated competence using double-entry accounting system. Competence with Microsoft Office suite. B.S. in Accounting. Non-profit experience.
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