Espanola, NM 87532

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Accounting Job Number: 7504 Compensation: $64-74K

Job Description

We are excited to partner with this family-friendly, dynamic organization dedicated to supporting Northern New Mexico communities through various initiatives and programs. This nonprofit has been recognized for its outstanding work environment and commitment to employee well-being. We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Accountant to join their team and assist the Vice President of Finance and Operations in managing financial data and ensuring compliance with GAAP accounting processes.


- $64,000.00 to $75,000.00, depending on education and work experience.

- Comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance.

- 401k plan with employer contribution.

- Paid vacation and 14 paid holidays annually.

- Hybrid work schedule with 9-hour days and every other Friday off.

- Extended Sabbatical leave program offering 8 consecutive weeks off every 7 years.


Key Responsibilities:

- Document financial transactions by entering data into financial software, covering accounts receivable, investments, and acting as backup for accounts payable, credit cards, and payroll.

- Maintain detailed records of pledges and donations in the donor database, preparing donor acknowledgements and annual tax letters.

- Ensure accurate and efficient accounting operations by documenting and improving internal policies and procedures.

- Create monthly grant budget reports for various programs and assist with other requested reports.

- Assist with monthly closing activities, including preparing quarterly board financial packets and annual reports.

- Develop, maintain, and analyze program-specific grant budgets, including preparing budget amendments and grantor reports.

- Collaborate with staff to ensure timely and accurate submission of credit card charges and reconciliation of statements.

- Process bi-weekly payroll, ensuring data accuracy and reviewing payroll tax, insurance, and 401k reporting.

- Conduct surveys, data analysis, cost-benefit analyses, variance analysis, and revenue forecasting to support programs.

- Cross-train with other accounting and HR team members and provide backup support for payroll systems.


Desired Profile:

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

- Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

- Strong understanding of accounting principles and experience with financial analysis, budgeting, and variance analysis.

- Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to confidently present to senior management.

- Outstanding organizational and leadership skills, with a strong attention to detail.

- Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks effectively.

- Experience with CRM systems preferred; familiarity with Foundant CRM is a plus.

- Valid and unrestricted NM driver’s license.

- Sense of humor and a strong work ethic.


- Full-time position

- Hybrid work schedule with standard business hours and every other Friday off


Española or Santa Fe, NM



Meet Your Recruiter

Abby Dietz

Originally from Pennsylvania, Abby Dietz moved to Santa Fe from Northern Virginia/DC Metro area in 2011.  She joined The Hire Firm in a temporary role but fit the culture so well we decided to keep her!  Her strong background in sales, customer service, and executive administrative skills was the perfect blend for a staffing and recruiting professional. Abby has a fantastic ability to quickly understand clients’ needs and match those needs with talented candidates. She now focuses on managing the firm bu still recruits because she enjoys it so much.  


Abby is a living success story for temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities and has obtained three long-term, rewarding positions in her career that started as temporary or temp-to-hire. She believes in what we do and knows first-hand how being open and flexible can lead to great opportunities. She would love to share her story with anyone who is curious about it!


When she’s not working, she enjoys recharging on backpacking trips, spending time with family, friends, and fur babies, and taking classes on whatever is currently of interest to her!  Her pronouns are she/her and she invites you to share yours. 

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