• Finance Director

    Posted: 06/24/2024

    The Literacy Council of Alaska is looking for a Finance Director to handle the various financial aspects of running a nonprofit. Our ideal candidate is an experienced accountant looking to work for a purpose-driven organization. This position will have the opportunity to make process improvements, work as part of a team, and contribute to the mission of literacy for all. 


    • Generous paid time off, with an additional two weeks off during the winter holidays

    • Mission driven work with an established nonprofit

    • Matching retirement up to 3% after two years

    Job Duties:

    • Perform full charge bookkeeping duties, including maintaining the general ledger.

    • Process accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions.

    • Reconcile monthly bank and credit card statements.

    • Administer payroll, handle payroll-related tasks, and manage other personnel-related duties.

    • Prepare Form 990, related schedules, end-of-year financial statements, and inventory.

    • Assist in audits and reviews of financial records.

    • Track and label organizational assets.

    • Aid in the preparation of the new fiscal year budgets.

    • Manage the submission of gaming applications and reports.

    • Complete biennial reports as required.

    • Renew business licenses, insurance policies, charitable organization registrations, and other annual contracts and accounts.

    • Compile grant financial reports and assist with grant budget preparation.

    • Support program managers in monitoring budgets and financial performance.

    • Process deposits from our bookstore, Forget-Me-Not Books, and manage change for the bookstore.

    • Prepare financial reports for review by the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

    • Organize and maintain filing and financial documentation.

    • Perform other duties as assigned related to the finances and operations of the Literacy Council.



    • Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field, or 

    • 3+ years of financial management experience.

    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices, financial analysis, and reporting.

    • Experience with budget development, cash flow management, and financial forecasting.

    • Proficiency in financial software (e.g., QuickBooks) and advanced MS Excel and Google Suite aptitude.

    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.

    • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate financial concepts effectively to non-financial stakeholders.

    • Commitment to organizational mission and values.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field, or professional certification such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

    • Significant experience (at least 3-5 years) in financial management within a nonprofit organization, including familiarity with nonprofit accounting principles, fund accounting, and compliance requirements (e.g., 990 filings).

    • Proven track record in managing grants and contracts, including financial reporting, budgeting, and compliance with grant funding requirements.

    • Experience managing external audits and reviews and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and financial policies.

    Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to executivedirector@literacycouncilak.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates who are passionate about our mission and are eager to change lives through literacy!

    Note: This Finance Director job description serves as a guideline and may be adjusted based on organizational needs and priorities. Position tasks may be added, deleted, or altered at any time.

    Supervised by the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director

    Starting Salary: Full time @ $56,000-$62,000 annually DOE