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Youth Frontiers, Inc.

Senior Staff Accountant

Location: Minnesota - Twin Cities
City: Minneapolis, MN
Type: Full Time
Category: Financial and accounting
Benefits: Yes
Salary: DOQ
Deadline: Open until filled

Job description


At Youth Frontiers, our mission is to partner with schools to build positive communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom of every school in America. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference for almost 30 years.

Our team is hand-picked to create the best experience for students, teachers and schools – passionate, creative, fun people who believe that every student can make a difference, and can make the school environment and the world a better place to be.

Youth Frontiers is a 2015 Minnesota winner of the Psychologically Health Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association.


As the Senior Staff Accountant, you will work under the direction of the Finance and Human Resources Manager. You will be responsible for performing varied accounting functions and ensuring proper procedures are in place to support GAAP and standard nonprofit accounting practices. You will establish and maintain accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for business operations.

This is a new position that has been created to meet the demands of a thriving, vibrant and ever-growing organization. We expect this position to be 32 hours per week.


You will be responsible for varied accounting functions in the areas of the annual audit, tax returns and filings, payroll accounting (though not payroll processing), employee reimbursements, accounts payable and receivable, pledges receivable, restricted funds accounting, and other projects as detailed below.
You will oversee work procedures and expedite workflow for the accounting department, at the direction of the Finance Manager.
You will assist the department manager in the ongoing development of general accounting and internal controls, and recommend improvements.
You will prepare various reports as requested by management.
You will provide backup support for the Staff Accountant.
You will work with auditors to prepare annual audit documents.
You will perform year-end close out of accounts and assist in the preparing of year-end tax returns.
You will perform all tasks associated with the general ledger month- and year-end closing procedures, including reconciliations.
You will investigate discrepancies in accounts and make corrections as needed.
You will prepare, verify, and control the entering of journal entries to the general ledger.
You will set up new accounts when needed.
You will maintain depreciation records.
You will provide payroll reporting for financial reporting including budget detail.
You will coordinate with HR regarding payroll related administration and transaction activity.
You will provide account reconciliations with General Ledger balances, benefits vendor billings, tax, and other deduction and contribution source data.
You will enter payroll journal transactions and reconcile with payroll reports.
You will oversee client invoicing and receivables, as well as accounts payable and employee reimbursements.
You will manage restricted funds entries and adjustments in coordination with Development department.
You will work with Development to ensure proper donor intent.
You will work with Sales and Staff Accountant to ensure proper procedures and recording of billing and payments.
You will resolve any problems and issues in a timely manner.
You will perform other duties and special projects as apparent or assigned by Supervisor.


Youth Frontiers has a $4M operating budget.

Successful candidates will be intentional and specific in their cover letter.

This position is classified as regular, full-time (32 hours per week), non-exempt, hourly. This position is eligible for all offered employee benefits, including health and dental insurance, optional HSA and FSA accounts, life/AD&D insurance, voluntary life insurance, long-term disability, 403(b) retirement savings with employer match, travel and employee assistance programs, adoption benefits, PTO and paid holidays, and all other regulated and mandated federal and state employee benefits.

Qualifications or requirements


You share our values of Quality, Caring and Growth
You are positive, creative and good spirited; naysayers and nitpickers need not apply!
You understand what is important and you make sure it gets done
You understand what is not important and you don’t sweat the small stuff
You understand that our culture makes us unique, and maintaining it is a priority
You appreciate the occasional mid-afternoon office Dance Break
You have an exceptional ability to manipulate nuanced and detailed data with speed and accuracy
You are able to meet the fluctuating and complex demands of nonprofit accounting
You embrace learning as a part of your everyday life
You delight in the opportunity to support some of the smartest, nicest, most creative group of people you will ever encounter


You have at least a Bachelor’s degree in accounting
You have at least 2 years of varied and comprehensive nonprofit accounting experience
You have excellent and proven computer skills; you have Intermediate or Advanced Excel skills; ideally you are Mac proficient, or comfortable learning Macs
You have strong verbal and written communications skills, organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines
You work best as part of a team but do not require detailed supervision
You have strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative style.
You might or might not be a CPA (it’s preferred, but not required)
You might have working knowledge of QuickBooks, Concur, ADP, and/or FileMaker Pro

How to apply

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