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Densho seeks an experienced Accountant to build strong financial systems and reporting structures for the organization. The Accountant handles the daily posting of financial transactions in databases, prepares financial reports, reconciles bank statements and bookkeeping ledgers, analyzes spending against budgets, and ensures records are accurate and taxes are paid. The Accountant reports to the Executive Director and provides quarterly updates to the Board Finance Committee.
Implement day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, payroll, and grant financial reporting
Produce timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of Directors, executive, and management
Maintain proper accounting records
Accurately process financial transactions
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
Manage benefits administration
Administer payroll, partnering with our payroll company to deliver payments
Produce financial reports for grant reporting
Provide information during the preparation of the audited financial statements and all tax returns
Oversee state charitable registration filings

Strong problem solving skills and proven ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
Experience collaborating effectively with others, both internally and externally
Exceptional time management skills, ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality
Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or three years of finance and accounting experience
Experience working with auditors and supporting audit activities
Proficiency with QuickBooks or other accounting software
Proficiency in the use of software programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and internet
Familiarity with Japanese American history and its relationship to justice and equity today

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $50,000 to $60,000. Densho offers a generous benefits package including: excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; paid vacation; and parental and health-related leave.

Please apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document via email to Please put the word "Accountant"in the subject line. In your cover letter, please describe your particular interest in Densho and your qualifications for the Accountant position. Questions may be directed to Dana Hoshide at All applications will be confidential within the hiring team and given serious consideration as soon as they are received. Job interviews will begin in early April and continue until the position is filled.

Densho is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. Densho is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Densho is a nonprofit organization started in 1996, with the initial goal of documenting oral histories from Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. This evolved into a mission to educate, preserve, collaborate and inspire action for equity. Densho uses digital technology to preserve and make accessible primary source materials on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. We present these materials and related resources for their historic value and as a means of exploring issues of democracy, intolerance, wartime hysteria, civil rights and the responsibilities of citizenship in our increasingly global society.

Dana Hoshide

1416 S. Jackson
Seattle, WA. 98144

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