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Accountant and Grants Administrator

 

Posted by The American Alpine Club on 06/09/2021


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Accounting

Company Type: Recreation

State: CO

City: Golden

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years


Contact Name: Nat Matthews

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $50,000 DOE plus a generous benefits package

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:


Job Description & Requirements

Accountant and Grants Administrator

at The American Alpine Club

Reports To:                  AAC’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Classification:              Individual Contributor     

Location:                       Golden, Colorado (in-office only)

FLSA Code:                    Exempt

Salary Range: $50,000 DOE plus a generous benefits package

 

Accountant and Grants Administrator Job Summary

The Accountant and Grants Administrator is the key support staff person for the Club’s accounting operations and grants program. You will be responsible for all aspects of maintaining the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the Club’s books and records. It is critical that you possess expert knowledge of Quickbooks and a strong working knowledge of non-profit generally accepted accounting principles. This aspect of the role will require 25 – 30 hours per week. In addition, it is expected that this position will dedicate 10 – 15 hours per week administering the Club’s grants program, which requires the ability to work effectively with volunteers and act as a project manager to ensure that grant applications are reviewed in accordance with each grant’s criteria and funds are provided to recipients in a timely manner. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative and greatly value and participate in outdoor activities.

 

As the Accountant, you will directly with the Club’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer and Operations Manager to record and reconcile all revenue, expense, and balance sheet transactions. Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Accounting

  • Book all revenue and expenses
  • Record cash receipts and process check disbursements
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual close processes
  • Assist with providing information and financial data to the Club’s auditor and tax preparer
  • Maintain the Club’s fixed asset schedule
  • Utilize Quickbooks’ Class function to segregate temporarily restricted revenues and their associated releases, as well as to allocate revenues and expenses to programs
  • A high degree of comfort and experience working with program managers who have direct profit and loss responsibility to resolve discrepancies and reconcile revenues and expenses
  • Maintain the Club’s general ledger

Payroll

  • Process payroll and maintain the utmost confidentiality with respect to pay structures and sensitive employee information
  • Process 403b contributions each pay period

Operational Excellence

  • Assist with evaluating ways in which the Club can automate and streamline processes

The Grants Administrator portion of the role will work with the Development, Volunteer, Marketing and Finance departments to:

  • Process applications, oversee review committees, and process check requests for grant winners
  • Answer questions about grant eligibility and the grant process
  • Coordinate with the marketing team to advertise grants
  • Maintain and update all grant web pages
  • Manage the database that tracks recipients and grants program
  • Analyze grant programs and prepare reports on each program
  • Partner with other departments to deepen the impact and scope of the program

 You are a strong fit for this role if you:

  • Believe in and espouse the AAC vision and mission
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thrive in a role where you are continuously collaborating with multiple colleagues and stakeholders
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field and a minimum of 3 – 5 years of non-profit accounting work experience
  • Are an expert in Quickbooks
  • Have 1 – 3 years of data analysis and reconciling accounts
  • Are a critical thinker who can digest and understand federal, state and local regulations and statutes particularly with respect IRS regulations, rulings and pronouncements
  • Have an acute attention to detail
  • Want to improve current processes and introduce new ideas to create a more efficient work environment
  • Have a proven track record working effectively with volunteers and committees

 

Benefits

The AAC currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including Club-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance and an HRA medical reimbursement plan, a wellness program, a matching 403(b) retirement plan, flexible schedule, pro deals, an AAC membership, generous paid time off, and maternity/paternity leave. Benefits are reviewed annually and change as needed. Team members are notified when they occur.

 

Reporting Relationship

The Accountant and Grants Administrator will report to the AAC Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Nat Matthews.

How to Apply

All who love the AAC mission are encouraged to apply, including people of color and Black, Indigenous, transgender and non-binary people.

Please email your resume and cover letter to nmatthews@americanalpineclub.org. Use “Accountant and Grants Administrator- [Your Last Name]” as the subject line – no phone calls please. Only potential interviewees will be contacted. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

The AAC is an equal opportunity employer. Your gender, religion, sex life, skin color, first language, and size and ability of your body do not factor into employment decisions here. Neither do your friends in high places. If you love our mission and are good at what you do, come as you are.

About the AAC

 Founded in 1902, the American Alpine Club (AAC) envisions a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. For more than a century, the AAC has built relationships with conservation-minded organizations and government agencies, funded and documented some of the world’s most significant climbs—including historic expeditions to K2 (1938, ‘39 and ‘53), the first ascent of Hidden Peak (‘58), the first American summit of Mount Everest (‘63), and Antarctica’s Mount Vinson (‘66)—and connected climbers from a variety of backgrounds.


About The American Alpine Club

Founded in 1902, the American Alpine Club (AAC) envisions a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. For more than a century, the AAC has built relationships with conservation-minded organizations and government agencies, funded and documented some of the world’s most significant climbs—including historic expeditions to K2 (1938, ‘39 and ‘53), the first ascent of Hidden Peak (‘58), the first American summit of Mount Everest (‘63), and Antarctica’s Mount Vinson (‘66)—and connected climbers from a variety of backgrounds.