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Job Title: Senior Accountant

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt 

Salary: Experience Dependent

Work Location: Loko Ea Fishpond



The Senior Accountant supports MLEFʻS mission “to perpetuate the Native Hawaiian culture through education, land stewardship and community building while sustainably restoring our precious natural resources.” This position supports the Executive Director, Operations Director, and Leadership Team.




Mālama Loko Ea Foundation, is hiring a Senior Accountant to lead the organization’s financial processes and responsibilities. The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing all accounting, financial processing, reporting, and related data management functions. This includes system administration, management, and maintenance of all QuickBooks Online functions; accounts reconciliation; AR/AP management; payroll management; workers’ comp administration; tax and audits preparation; contract and budget management, tracking, and forecasting; and all other critical fiscal management responsibilities. The Senior Accountant will adhere to and seek to improve existing internal controls while complying with and staying abreast of GAAP.


The Senior Accountant plays a key role in Mālama Loko Ea Foundation’s ability to meet its program goals and, ultimately, achieve its mission. This position reports to the Director of Operations and works closely with the Leadership Team.


A successful Senior Accountant…

  • Has experience managing the budget and financial processes of a company and/or non- profit organization with an annual budget of at least $1M

  • Has at least a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and/or at least three years’ experience in a Senior Accountant or Accountant position

  • Is fluent in the following software:

    • QuickBooks Online

    • Microsoft Excel

    • Google Suite

  • Has experience working with external auditors and has led the successful execution of an independent audit

  • Understands revenue and expense allocations and can track those allocations against dynamic budgets

  • Creates contract and budgeting forecasting models and can present those models in an easy to understand manner

  • Has an eye towards improvement – identifies needs and creates and implements a plan for driving improvement

  • Is highly detail-oriented and an effective written and verbal communicator


The Senior Accountant is responsible for…

  • AR/AP

  • Payroll, expenses, and related processes

  • Bank and credit card reconciliation

  • Accuracy of organization’s General Ledger

  • Maintenance and improvement of chart of accounts

  • Maintenance and improvement of organization’s accounting policies and protocols (e.g. credit card use policy, purchase request policy, etc.)

  • Production of high-level financials for Board of Directors and program/department Directors

  • Creation, in collaboration with Leadership Team, of annual budget

  • Budget forecasting and related reports

  • Management and coordination of workers’ compensation payments and related audits

  • Filing of quarterly sales taxes

  • Lead the audit preparation process; manage successful passing of annual audit

  • Manage organization’s capital campaign and financial matters related to building purchase and asset management


We are serious; no matter how much we like you, we simply cannot consider you for this position if you don’t meet the following:


To hold this position, you MUST…

  • Have extensive and demonstrable experience with QuickBooks Online

  • Pass a criminal background and motor vehicle check


It’s a big plus if you…

  • Have an advanced degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Have experience working with non-profit organizations

  • Have experience with Altres HR Symphony payroll

  • Have experience working with Salesforce


About Mālama Loko Ea Foundation,

Mālama Loko Ea Foundation is a premier non-profit organization working at the intersection of economic equality and resilience in the North Shore of Oahu since 2008. Our leadership program provides pre-apprenticeship training, and job placement to prepare young adults who experience barriers to employment for careers in construction, energy efficiency, solar, and the building trades. Our program employs local youth to provide free residential energy and water efficiency installation and education services.


About our culture…

We are mission-driven and work hard because we care deeply about what we do. We like working with each other and we like to make work fun. We like to try new things and encourage each other to find unique and unconventional ways to tackle tough problems. We celebrate every birthday, eat a lot of dessert together, and recycle the same birthday candles until they’re gone. There’s usually at least one dog hanging around the office, and sometimes a staff member’s kid or two as well. We want people to grow. We like to promote from within and build each other up, but we also like to bring in new ideas and different perspectives.

You might also be wondering about pay and benefits…

This is a part-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. 



Mālama Loko Ea Foundation, is committed to diversity and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status. EOE/AA; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


For more information about Mālama Loko Ea Foundation, please visit


  • Posted On

    October 8, 2021
  • Closing Date

    April 30, 2022
  • Organization

    Mālama Loko ea Foundation
  • Location

    Accounting Manager
  • Position Type

    Part Time
For more information about Mālama Loko ea Foundation and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 18086373232 or via email at

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