Accounting Manager

Job LocationPortland, OR
Job TagAccounting
Location: Hybrid in Portland Metro 


Pay Rate: $80,000 – $90,000

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Type: Direct Hire

About Cinder

CINDER is looking to change the community’s understanding of how a staffing company operates. Our purpose is to humanize the staffing process by connecting awesome people and providing them with the skills and tools they need to succeed in whichever job they find. We believe happy employees inspire commitment and community.

About Cinder‘s Client

Our client is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. They believe in fostering community connections to help people access nutritious food, and they build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate those root causes of hunger for good.

About the Role

As the Accounting Manager, you will contribute to the organization’s success by overseeing key accounting functions. Reporting to the Associate Director of Finance, you’ll rapidly become familiar with processes for managing cash disbursements, cash receipts, and more. You will supervise a team of accounting professionals, collaborate with analysts and work across all departments. You play a crucial role on the Finance team and thrive on developing and implementing efficient accounting systems. Overall, this opportunity will keep you busy, be full of variety, and put you in regular contact with those on the front lines of ending hunger.


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting functions and the supervision of the accounting operations team (4+ FTE), including hiring, training, performance coaching, and talent management. 
  • Supervise and provide guidance to accountants responsible for major accounting processes including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Revenue Recognition and Reconciliation, Inventory, Fixed Assets, and all other accounting processes. 
  • Cross-train with Grants Manager. 
  • Responsible for guiding monthly financial close processes including reviewing and approving journal entries and supporting reports, closing subledgers, closing the period in the accounting system, and then producing financial statements.
  • Identify and explain variances to the Associate Director of Finance. 
  • Work to create efficiency and simplify processes. 
  • Perform as Accounting Administrator for the accounting software: Great Plains and Sage Intacct. Maintain familiarity with other databases that are associated and interconnected with the accounting systems like ADP, Primarius, and WizeHive. 
  • Work with the Data Manager to ensure that codes are set up correctly to track organizational priorities and to create custom reports. 
  • Assist FP&A Budget Manager with financial information needed for their analysis and work. 
  • Oversee accounting for payroll, ensuring salary, tax, and benefit expenses are correctly allocated amongst various types of tracking codes. Provide payroll reports for grants, lobbying, and other. 
  • Act as an administrator and the primary point of contact with the bank, maintaining tight internal controls of all money coming in and out of the bank account. 
  • Verifying, with the strictest of measures, all vendor requests for account changes, ACH drafts, check payments and wire transfers to mitigate the risk of fraud and theft.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Finance as a secondary point of contact for the annual financial audit by proactively managing the PBC list, overseeing the preparations of accounting schedules, gathering documentation attending meeting with the auditors to provide regular, progressive updates. 
  • Work with the Grant Accounting Manager to assist with the Single Audit. 
  • Work to improve timeliness of month end and year end close, strength of internal controls, accuracy in reporting interdepartmental communications, and relations process efficiency, etc. 
  • Proactively stand as the internal organizational point of contact for the accounting team and processes, while also proactively delegating and requiring a high standard of leadership and performance from the accountant most appropriate to provide solutions in each situation. 
  • Proactively provide regular status updates to the Associate Director of Finance regarding month end close, process reports, special projects, and all other Finance & Accounting work. 
  • Plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role, as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals.
  • Other related duties and special projects as assigned by the Associate Director of Finance or the Director of Finance.


  • Deep passion for eliminating hunger and its root causes.
  • Full understanding of GAAP, Internal Controls, Risk Mitigation, Federal, State, Local and Other Compliance Regulations and Guidance. 
  • 5+ years of demonstrated and/or relevant success in advanced accounting functions and staff supervision. 
  • Interpersonal, supervisory, and customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to different audiences and suggest actionable options/solutions. 
  • Experience conducting financial, transactional, general ledger research, as well as preparing, analyzing, explaining, and presenting financial statements 
  • Proven ability working with restricted revenue, expense tracking and reporting. 
  • Advanced experience with Excel, large scale spreadsheets, complex databases.
  • Ability to work with confidential informational and sensitive situations.
  • Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include: Disposition and willingness to innovate, create efficiency, problem solve, test, fail and adjust. 
  • Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice. 
  • Project coordination and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely accurate work. 
  • Self – directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite. 
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. 
  • Knowledge and experience using ERP systems; Microsoft Dynamics GP and Sage Intacct are preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience using Payroll systems; ADP is preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience using financial reporting and budgeting software. 
  • Multilingual skills highly desirable. 
  • Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression. 

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas.

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