Northfield HCI

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.




January 23, 2020

15-20 hours per week; could be joined with other HCI roles and responsibilities to become a full-time position based on a qualified candidate’s interest and availability

Available as a contractor or employee position, depending on candidate’s interests


Now in its 28th year, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is a community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate a collaborative community that supports, values and empowers youth. HCI works with community partners to identify needs/opportunities, foster collaboration and support community-driven efforts that benefit local youth and families. By offering its assistance, HCI strives to build the capacity of the community to more effectively serve its young people.


HCI seeks a bookkeeper, who will report to the Executive Director and coordinate with HCI’s Finance Committee and Administrative Director. 


HCI’s bookkeeper will ensure the organization stays on top of day-to-day financials and proactively addresses new financial challenges as the organization grows in serving the Northfield and Faribault communities. This position will handle the full-cycle accounting duties of the organization. 



Oversee and manage the organization’s accounting and bookkeeping processes, establishing a work schedule that meets all workload demands and ensures processes are detailed, thorough and efficient. This includes daily/weekly management of the following: 

    • Income statements, balance sheets, and statement of cash flows
    • Invoice creation and execution
    • Accounts payable and accounts receivable
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Cash management
    • Grant financial report preparation
    • Payroll input into accounting system
    • Yearly audit preparation
    • General ledger account reconciliation
    • Monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reporting


Required skills and past experience: 

  • Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field, or Certified Bookkeeper designation
  • At least five years of nonprofit bookkeeping experience
  • Exceptional skills with financial software (QuickBooks preferred) and Excel 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Working knowledge of state and federal nonprofit accounting laws
  • Mature and ethical judgment in highly confidential situations with an ability to deal effectively with highly sensitive and/or confidential financial information and situations
  • Productive and highly efficient
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Capable of completing work on time in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative
  • Maintenance of a cell phone is an expectation of employment

To apply:
Email a letter of interest, resume, compensation considerations, and the contact information for three professional references to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a qualified candidate.