Our company is currently seeking an Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist to join our team! You will be responsible for preparing and examining financial records for our company.
- Perform assigned duties associated with accounts payable, payroll, cash and contract expenditures, payments, and compliance.
- Completion of assigned payments and financial transactions, assuring that all are properly recorded in a timely, complete, and accurate manner, including necessary and required reporting and filing.
- Keep the CFO fully informed of all bills and payments, requests for payment, and other associated matters. As assigned, prepare periodic financial statements for the CFO.
- Assist in ensuring that financial actions comply with legal and contractual requirements according to annual external audits with the independent auditing firm.
Personal and Professional Qualifications:
- BA or BS degree in accounting, business administration, or a related field. The substitution of equivalent work experience may be considered in place of a bachelor’s degree.
- Five or more years of relevant experience in a nonprofit organization (501c3) and in financial accounting a plus.
- This position requires a motivated and skilled financial professional who functions well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
- Experience with financial aspects of grants management (private and public), including budget preparation for proposals and financial reporting for foundation and government contracts, preferred.
- Excellent technical skills in accounting and finance. Computer literacy with financial systems: general ledger software, payroll (ADP), and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), preferred
- Must have the ability to multitask, prioritize, and have excellent time management skills.
- Must be able to communicate professionally, respectfully, and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff and clients
- Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated knowledge of the American Indian community and culture, highly desirable
- If in recovery, at least three (5) years of continuous sobriety required.
- Must meet standards of character under PL 101-630, section 408, Character Investigation, subsection (a) and PL 101-647, section 231, Requirement for Background Check, subsection (c), and agree that employer can contact the last two employers, the sex abuse detective division of local law enforcement and Child Protective Services of the last two counties in which the person has lived or worked.
The Friendship House Association of American Indians is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization, established in 1963 to serve American Indians who were relocated from their reservations to the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1963, Friendship House has served more than 5,500 residential clients and hundreds of youth consumers and provided community-focused events for countless numbers of American Indians. As a cultural center with co-located services and community activities, Friendship House is uniquely poised in the San Francisco Bay area to serve American Indians.
The overarching goal of Friendship House is to promote healing and wellness in the American Indian community by providing a continuum of services that build resiliency to substance abuse. And to strengthen connections to family and community to improve the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being of American Indians across the lifespan.
Friendship House operates three program facilities: the Friendship House American Indian Healing Center, an 80- bed adult men and women residential substance abuse treatment facility located in San Francisco, California; the Friendship House American Indian Lodge, a 9-bed facility for women and their children located in Oakland, California; and the Friendship House Youth Program, an afterschool youth center, located in San Francisco, California.
The Friendship House’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program was established to reduce the incidence of alcohol and drug abuse among American Indians through services designed to strengthen the personal conditions which support a substance-free lifestyle. In addition to restoring clients to productive living individuals in their respective communities. Prayer, songs and drum circles, sweat lodge ceremonies, talking circles, Walking the Red Road Medicine Way, and many other traditional methods are integral to the residential treatment program.
While many best practices in the substance abuse treatment field have been proven to work effectively with substance abusers from many backgrounds, few evidence-based practices have been evaluated and proven to work with Native people. We know, based on more than 28 years of tracking our own performance, that American Indians have the best outcomes when Native culture and cultural practices are honored, as well as integrated into our service delivery efforts.