Finance Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN Finance
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 

This position is eligible for a $2,000 bonus after six (6) calendar months based on your performance and are in good standing in the agency.


Organization Description

As the largest and oldest mentoring agency in the region, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities (BBBS) has a strong foundation that supports life-changing mentoring relationships between caring adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and young people (“Littles”). By partnering with young people, parents/guardians, and volunteer mentors, BBBS defends and amplifies the potential of youth through impactful relationships, educational support, and increased confidence and social-emotional skills.


Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are central to our mission and values, and BBBS strives to implement these ideals across all areas of our agency. Our mission is to create and support mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. BBBS accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing deep and intentional partnerships with our youth
  • Building and sustaining deep relationships with our mentors
  • Building a strong organizational foundation
  • Creating a workplace culture that represents who we serve
  • Transforming our community to understand the importance of our youth

Position Specifics

Department: Finance

Supervisor: Director of Finance

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Hiring Salary Range: $55,000- $65,000


Primary Function of the Position

Under the direction of the Director of Finance, this position maintains and controls the General Ledger and is responsible for accounting transactions of the organization in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) ensuring that the financial operating and reporting needs of the organization are met. Duties include AP, AR and journal entries; grant accounting, assisting with the budget, managing the audit, completing monthly and year-end close procedures, and assisting in the review of operating results.


Essential Job Functions

  1. General Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payroll Processing
  • Responsible for the monthly financial close, preparation of standard month end journal entries, and monthly reconciliations of general ledger accounts
  • Work with Development staff to accurately record contributions and pledges, prepare deposit weekly and reconcile monthly
  • Maintain and communicate a proper system of internal controls
  • Coordinate Finance Department record retention 
  • Assist in preparation for the annual audit and 990
  • Assist in reporting financial information to staff, management and other stakeholders
  • Assist budget managers in accessing accounting software dashboards
  • Grant tracking and invoicing, including Federal grants
  • Process all incoming invoices weekly, complying with internal controls procedures
  • Responsible for payroll processing and supporting the HR Generalist in benefits administration.

2. Create a positive public awareness of BBBS and contribute to the overall success of the agency in order to achieve the BBBS mission.

  • Maintain knowledge of community needs, resources, and networks
  • Communicate in a professional manner with external constituents
  • Work collaboratively to achieve results as specified in the annual business plan
  • Promote teamwork by overseeing and participating in various teams including work groups and interdepartmental meetings
  • Positively represent BBBS in the larger community
  • Support the Advancement Department in recruitment, fundraising, and communication efforts as needed
  • Support the Programs Department with agency-wide initiatives and events as needed (may include weekend events).
  • Contribute to the overall success of the agency in order to achieve the BBBS mission
Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is preferred with a minimum of one year of experience in a nonprofit environment; or
  • Associate's degree with a minimum of three years of experience; or
  • 5+ years of direct comprehensive accounting experience in field in lieu of degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to utilize accounting and payroll software (previous experience with Financial Edge NXT and Paylocity preferred)
  • Intermediate skills in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  •  Knowledge of and ability to accurately apply Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of internal control procedures to safeguard assets
  • Effective communication and ability to work collaboratively
  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized work style
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities to ensure completion of work in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ability to utilize sound judgment when working with secure information and maintain a high level of confidentiality

Physical Requirements

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copy machines and filing cabinets. This role must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.


Benefits

We care deeply about our employees and know holistic support is essential for our staff to carry out the BBBS mission. Our generous employment package includes BBBS-sponsored health & dental insurance, employer-paid short & long-term disability insurance, and life insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), paid time off accrual & 13 Paid Holidays, and 403(b) retirement plans with employer match.


We recognize the need for flexible scheduling and remote work. Employees are able to work with their supervisors to identify a schedule that works best for both them and the agency. 

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates can apply online via "Apply Now". Include a cover letter and resume. 

Our hiring process includes phone screens and in-person interviews, reference and background checks for final candidates. All staff are required to be fingerprinted through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) within the first week of employment.  

Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources team at careers@bigstwincities.org. At this time, we are unable to provide company sponsored visas and are only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. 

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position. Rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Employees may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.

 

Salary Description
$55,000-$65,000