Director of Accounting
Please Note: This position remains open until filled
Pawsible Inc. is in need of a Director of Accounting. The Director of Accounting will be responsible for Pawsible’s financial management. The Director of Accounting will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Management. The Director of Accounting is granted voting rights on the Assistance Council and is expected to act in an empathetic manner to the needs of others while also protecting and expanding Pawsible's resources. We encourage you to explore our website and social media for background on Pawsible's current work.
The position of Director of Accounting is a remote, part-time, and unpaid position within a growing executive suite of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The individual holding this position is expected to not only fulfill all outlined duties but also take initiative in growing the position and setting positive precedence. No specific work experience is required but you must be able to perform the tasks assigned to you, even if that means learning on the job. We do ask that all applicants have a background in fundraising.
Minimum Expected Duties:
Assist Pawsible's CFO in leading the Accounting team (If CFO position is unfilled, Director of Accounting leads this team with assitance from the CEO)
Manage the Accounting team's projects and cross-team collaborations, serve as project manager for the Accounting team
Work closely with the CFO, CEO, and Board of Directors to manage Pawsible's finances
Oversee and assist in Pawsible's accounting methods and practices, develop workflow documentation as needed
Sit on Pawsible's Assistance Council as an assistance advisor
Be an advocate for the preservation of Pawsible’s funding, while also ensuring that applicants in-need are given appropriate assistance
Assist and consult on finances with other Pawsible teams as necessary
Keep any application details confidential and abide by Pawsible's Code of Conduct
Attend all Executive meetings (held virtually)
Oversee accounting operations
Keep track of Pawsible’s availability of funds
Incorporate estimated cost of any donations into budgets; assist in Pawsible's quarterly budgets
Track monetary need of the whole organization
Form policies/standards of practice and ensure compliance
Be responsible for ensuring we have all the necessary purchase receipts
Financially advise the Executive Suite and the Board of Directors when requested (if CFO position is not filled)
Please note this position is entirely remote. Zoom will be used for video conferencing and the Google Suite is used for all the organization’s activities and functions. Fluency in Google Drive products is required.
You will be asked to submit a resume and a cover letter. Please address your cover letter to Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives); include why you are interested in this position and how you plan to apply the skills you have to the position and our organization's goals. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding our application or would like to request any further information about Pawsible.
All applicants will be notified if they have been selected to interview within one week of their application and interviews will be scheduled for a week or two after application submission.
This position remains open until filled.
Current college students or recent graduates are highly encouraged to apply. Hours are flexible and will easily fit around other commitments like classes and/or job(s).
Must be at least 18 yrs old and reside in the United States to apply.
See our other volunteer opportunities here
Management & Reporting Experience
Regular Professional Development
Hands-On Leadership Experienence
Startup & Nonprofit Experience
Focus on Personal & Team Growth
Opportunties to explore areas of your interest
Endless dog puns & pictures
To fill the Director of Accounting position, we are seeking an individual that:
Can work remotely 5-10 hours a week (hours are flexible) and video conference for regular executive suite meetings
Takes initiative, is hardworking, creative, resilient, and works well in a group
Has basic knowledge about organization financial management; preference given to those with functional knowledge and relevant work/volunteer experience
Is willing to learn on the fly and creatively mesh their skills and ideas into the goals of the executive suite
Can balance and prioritize various tasks and goals while meeting deadlines; has project management skills and/or is excited to learn such skills
Is comfortable managing a team of 1-10 individuals including delegation of work and tasks; able to provide professional support as needed; comfortable working alone at times
Is excited to work in the nonprofit industry and has an appreciation for assistance dogs and volunteers who raise and train them through their puppy years
Is willing to volunteer their time and effort to this position. Pawsible is young and currently unable to pay any executive or leader within the organization
A love for dogs is always a plus!
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! We still encourage your application if you are unfamiliar with the assistance-dog and/or nonprofit industry.
Pawsible is still in its formative years as an organization and your duties will reach beyond those listed here as the organization grows. If offered the position, leadership will work with you to ensure we are meeting your personal and professional goals and that you are able to take initative in your areas of interest.
Pawsible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was co-founded by Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives) in March 2019 to financially assist volunteer raisers of future assistance dogs who are required to pay for at least part of the basic needs of the puppy. To assist puppy raisers, Pawsible operates programs focused on providing financial support, community development, and leadership / professional development to volunteer puppy raisers.
Pawsible's executive management is responsible for growing and maintaining the operations of Pawsible, also reporting their progress to Pawsible's Board of Directors. Pawsible’s mission is to not just assist individuals and groups in need of support within the assistance dog industry, but also to advocate for them provide mechanisms of support for their endevours.
Read more about Pawsible and our mission on our About page.