Title        Accountant I
Classification & Compensation Full -Time 

$50,000 – $55,000 Generous benefit package (3 weeks paid PTO, 401K option and match, health, vision, dental insurance)

Reports to Executive Director

 

Position Summary

Join a dynamic team building a new way of community health programming and social change work to address the impact of systemic racism in people’s ability to live healthy lives.  Support the WellShare mission as the accounting and finance expert in a rapidly evolving environment, working closely with many internal and external partners. Develop your leadership skills while analyzing financials and supporting program managers with business strategy development.  Effective relationship management is key to success in meeting internal and external partner needs in MN and Africa. 

WellShare International is a non-profit organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a forty-year history of partnering with communities, health care systems, government and social service providers to promote health equity and wellbeing. Using a community health worker model, we work with immigrant communities in Minnesota and with rural communities in Africa. Our programs serve people across the lifespan – including pregnant women, infants, children, youth, adults, and the elderly. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Oversee daily management of financial systems and procedures, including verifying purchase requests for accuracy, maintaining complete supporting documentation for all financial transactions, and ensuring financial files are stored in an organized manner
  • Perform on-going accounting administration including recording accounts payable, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, cash receipts, allocation of payroll costs and all other general ledger entries
  • Partner with program staff on managing the financial life cycle of all grants and contracts including budget development, proper accounting, reporting and closeout
  • Ensure financial compliance with public and private donor agency requirements
  • Manage billing including medical and government contract billing
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial reports to board, finance committee, staff and others as needed. 
  • Collaborate with Board Finance Committee Chair on meeting agenda preparation and participate in quarterly meetings
  • Monitor cash flow and forecast 
  • Assist with year-end financial audit preparation and serve as primary contact for audit activities
  • Advise international finance staff operating in rural Africa
  • Assist the Executive Director with benefits administration
  • Process payroll and annual distribution of W2s and 1099’s 
  • Other office administrative duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance (CPA preferred)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Accounting software (Sage preferred) and Excel
  • Familiarity with payroll systems (experience with ADPTS preferred) and preparing 1099s
  • Lived experience working with and living in diverse cultural communities
  • Experience with non-profit financial management preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, English fluency
  • Knowledge of health insurance, clinical systems and medical billing a plus
  • International experience a plus

 

OTHER SKILLS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship skills for effective collaboration with a diverse group of agencies and people inside and outside of the organization
  • Effective organizational multi-tasking, and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, able to work independently
  • Sit at a desk for extended periods with efficient computer keyboarding
  • Ability to visually review detailed information; hear and speak by telephone and online meeting platforms

 

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@wellshareinternational.org

(no phone calls)