Staff Accountant

Agency Overview:

thread is a non-profit agency and the statewide Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network whose mission is to advance the quality of early education and child development by empowering parents, educating child care professionals and collaborating with our communities. Since 1986 thread has been supporting families with child care referral services and parent education, and supporting early educators through training and consultation.


Specific Responsibilities:

The Staff Accountant provides support to staff in all finance department matters under the direction and support of the CFO, including assisting with financial forecasting, reconciliations, auditing, grant budgeting and financial reporting.  This includes but not limited to the following:


  1. Supports the CFO with posting journal entries in a timely manner and ensuring ledgers and journals are closed in accordance with established procedures in compliance with grants and agency procedures.
  2. Assists with the creating and maintaining the annual budget, grant applications budgets and forecasting of grant expenditures.
  3. Provides support to the CFO on financial matters for the Management Team Leadership, the Board Finance Committee and the Board of Audit Committee.
  4. Works closely with the CFO to complete annual finance audits and Form 990 preparation.
  5. Assists the CFO with general ledger analysis and preparation of month and yearend closing entries.
  6. Maintains Fixed Asset schedule tracker.
  7. Assist with monthly investment accounts reconciliations.
  8. Maintains filing systems for general journals and financial records.  Assist with record retention management.
  9. Audits bi-monthly payroll records for accuracy before processing.
  10. Ensure compliance with applicable State and Federal employment and payroll laws and regulations and maintain knowledge of applicable legal requirement.
  11. Ensure compliance with applicable thread policies and procedures related to finance and internal controls.
  12. Assist the CFO with establishing and maintaining processes, practices, and systems to ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial information.
  13. Works with Finance Associates on preparing for annual audits to include finance, workers compensation, and 403b census.  Works with CFO to submit annual Form 5500 and complete plan testing for the retirement plan 403B.
  14. Backup support (as needed) to the Finance Associate positions and the CFO position when the position is absent or vacated.
  15. Other duties as assigned



  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field required.
  2. Minimum three years’ experience in prior accounting positions required.
  3. Grant management and non-profit experience required.
  4. General knowledge of accounting procedures and understanding of GAAP required.
  5. Understanding of federal grant management (OMB) and the Uniform Guidance of federal awards preferred.
  6. Must pass background check; references and valid identification required


Key Competencies:

  1. Passion and commitment to thread’s mission and the importance of early childhood education.
  2. Knowledge of finance best practices and regulations required, including IRS, AK Department of Labor, and Workforce Development and US Department of Labor
  3. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  4. Ability to plan, set priorities, and organize several work assignments with limited supervision while meeting deadlines.
  5. Attention to detail and good record-keeping and mathematical skills.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in following finance polices, personnel policies, procedures and regulations.
  7. Flexibility and adaptability as organizational needs change.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills required.
  9. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  10. Ability to use modern technology to enhance business and customer services
  11. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of educators, parents, staff and members of the community
  12. Ability to use database systems and general office programs with comfort and ease including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Zoom, PowerPoint, Salesforce, shared project management tools, and Outlook. High proficiency with QuickBooks software or similar accounting software.



Schedule and Compensation:

Position Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, other hours as required

Location: 3350 Commercial Dr. Ste 203 Anchorage, AK 99501

Position Type:  Full Time, 40 hours/week

Classification:  Exempt, Permanent

Supervisor:  CFP/Finance Director

Supervises: None

Compensation: $58,000 - $62,000 annually

Full Time Benefits: 20 days of PTO (starting), 13 paid holidays, 403b match, High-Deductible Health Plan with HSA option (employer contributes to HSA), Dental, Vision and Life. All premiums covered 100% for employee’s health, dental, vision and life. Free thread services.

Anchorage, AK

22 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation