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Youth Frontiers

Staff Accountant

Location: Minnesota - Twin Cities
Type: Full Time
Category: Financial and accounting

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: DOQ

Job description

Youth Frontiers seeks to hire from a diverse pool of applicants and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. Youth Frontiers will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital or familial status, public assistance status or any other legally protected status.


OUR MISSION AND VISION is to provide schools with experiences that inspire character, civility and community so that our next generation of leaders is grounded in character.

Youth Frontiers staff members aspire daily to demonstrate a strong understanding and use of YF’s CORE VALUES:

QUALITY – To passionately be the best at, and continuously improve, all that we do.

CARING – To create communities where everyone is respected.

GROWTH – To continue to reach more schools by expanding and innovating our programs and challenging our people to grow personally to be the best they can be.

At Youth Frontiers, we provide schools with experiences that inspire character, civility and community. Our vision is our next generation of leaders is grounded in character. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference in the lives of students and educators for 30 years.

Our team is hand-picked to create the best experience for students, educators and schools. Our people are passionate, creative and fun and believe that every student can positively impact their school and our world.

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


As the Staff Accountant, you perform accounting duties for our $5 million budget nonprofit. You accurately organize and record all of our financial data so that internal and external key stakeholders can make informed decisions that will move our mission forward and impact 126,001 students and educators each year. In this position, you primarily enter all financial transactions into our accounting database, process payroll and maintain accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for business operations.


-Our employees consistently name their coworkers as the number one reason they love working here!
-Our culture is nurturing, fun, growth-minded and quality-focused.
-You are eligible to receive all benefits we offer our employees, including medical, dental, short-term disability and a whole bunch more that are listed at the end of this job posting!
-You will have paid time off, and nine paid holidays, including one floating holiday.
-Our employees have the opportunity to seek out professional growth opportunities for themselves, through outside training sources.
-Our organization comes together several times per year to learn and PLAY! We get to step away from our regular workday to connect as a team and build our shared culture.


-You will process biweekly payroll for a staff of 50+ and process monthly and quarterly payroll reports.
-You will process and enter all donated revenue.
-You will process and enter all earned revenue.
-You will operate a Panini desktop deposit scanner for all check bank deposits.
-You will process employee reimbursements, including weekly per diem payments.
-You will review employee expense reports in SAP Concur system and ensure coding accuracy.
-You will prepare and/or review expense invoices, purchase requisitions or other transactions in compliance with approved budgets and procedures.
-You will collect and file W-9s and contracts from all vendors and annually process and send 1099s.
-You will process weekly check runs.
-You will work with our Senior Staff Accountant and auditors on preparing annual audit and 990 documents, information and reports.
-You will maintain accounting files and file documents on a regular basis.
-You will review, investigate and correct errors in financial entries, documents and reports.
-You will complete and file all tax and nonprofit registration documents as mandated by law.
-You will maintain customer and vendor records.
-You will provide backup for other accounting and finance functions.
-You will perform other duties and special projects as apparent or assigned by your Supervisor.

Qualifications or requirements


-You share our values of Quality, Caring and Growth.
-You are positive, creative and good-spirited.
-You understand what is important and you make sure it gets done.
-You understand that our culture makes us unique and maintaining it is a priority.
-You appreciate the occasional mid-afternoon office Dance Break.
-You are able to meet the fluctuating and complex demands of nonprofit accounting.
-You embrace learning as a part of your everyday life.
-You are detail-oriented and process improvement-minded.


-You have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting OR at least 2 years of varied and comprehensive accounting experience.
-You have intermediate or above Excel Spreadsheet skills.
-You have knowledge of FileMaker Pro or comparable database software.


-Have nonprofit accounting experience.
-Have knowledge of QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online (recent versions).
-Be proficient using Mac computers, or be comfortable learning Macs.
-Have experience using Concur, FileMaker Pro and Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge.


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

This position is classified as regular, full-time, non-exempt. The schedule for the position is Monday–Friday, 7am–4pm, 40 hours/week.

Here is the full list of all those amazing benefits that we mentioned above: medical and dental insurance, optional HSA and FSA accounts, life/AD&D insurance, voluntary additional life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, voluntary critical illness and accidental injury insurance, voluntary vision insurance, voluntary Legal and Identity Theft resources, 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.

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How to apply

Please apply through our careers page.