North Star NP currently has one opening due to growth.



The Accountant provides accounting support to North Star NP, Focal Gate, and various customers. This is a flexible, non-exempt part-time position. Join a small team of dedicated professionals who help nonprofits and small businesses enhance their capacity. This position is perfect for a retiree or anyone with a flexible schedule. Work will start at about 4 hours a week and is may grow to 2-3 days a week.

Duties may include:

  • Perform “hands-on” accounting functions including general ledger maintenance, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, cash receipts, billing and cash disbursements.
  • Oversee the preparation of all required financial statements and reports for internal and external use as well as for audit purposes.
  • Design and maintain an accounting structure to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Create and manage Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Develop, implement and monitor accounting and internal control procedures in compliance with GAAP and ensure compliance with organization financial policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range financial objectives, policies and procedures; monitor and evaluate reporting effectiveness; implement changes required for improvement.
  • Develop and maintain system for tracking and analyzing grant revenue, and operations and individual assistance activity.
  • Oversee and manage cash flow activity for organization.
  • Maintain bank relations for investment opportunities and resource management.
  • Oversee the organization’s external audit; implements corrections and improvements as required.
  • Design and develop budget process and format.  Incorporate budget into accounting system for comparison to on-going activity.
  • Oversee organization’s business insurance policies and provide risk-management services.
  • Act as liaison to the Finance Committee.  Provide accurate and timely financial statements, cash flow projections and other financial information as requested to the Executive Director and Finance Committee.

Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • AA or BA in relevant field
  • Previous experience with payroll and accounting
  • Quickbooks experience

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Fundamental understanding of accounting principles
  • High degree of customer service and follow-through.
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to handle multiple demands.
  • Flexibility to meet unexpected requests.
  • Ability to work effectively with vendors and customers.
  • Pass a background check
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable car

 Wage and schedule

Hourly salary DOQ. Position is part-time, approx. 4-16 hours/week. Hours can usually be scheduled based on availability, and are usually weekdays during day hours. Occasional on-call. Duties will be performed on-site at our Saint Paul office or at customer location.