Accounting Manager

Nov 01 2023
Poukihi |Honolulu|Full Time, $75,000 / year
Job Description


This position reports to the Controller of Poukihi with the primary responsibility of managing Client Accounting Services for assigned clients. The position is the primary contact person for assigned clients for reporting and other communications. Depending on the size of the client, this position will will oversee 1-2 other internal team members, ensuring processes are followed and transactions are coded and posted timely and accurately. Therefore, strong interpersonal communication skills to include training and mentoring are essential. Only Hawaii, Arizona or Nevada residents encouraged to apply 



Company Overview

Poukihi was named #4 in PBN's Fastest Growing Private Companies in Hawaii in 2022. Due to our current and expected growth we find ourselves in need to grow our team again.


Poukihi is a values-based organization that strives to supply clients with specific financial services that help them achieve their business goals. Like the corner post, or poukihi, of a hale (house), we provide our clients with a variety of necessary services to ensure that their business is properly supported. Poukihi strives to increase operational capacity and grantor/investor confidence by providing accurate and trusted financial data and analysis, administrative services, strategic planning, and organizational growth and development capacity. This allows our clients to focus on their core services and operations.



Client Accounting Services include:


Maintain fiscal policies to ensure our client financial health and integrity


QuickBooks accounting activities, including accounts payable and receivable, invoicing and purchasing, and recording all financial transactions


Prepare weekly dashboards and monthly financials to clients, and prepare other financial reports requested by the Executive Team


Provide any additional financial reporting to our clients as needed, such as for contract reports, grant reports, or State/Federal reporting


Provide schedules and act as liaison to external auditors and tax accountants.


Calculate and file periodic General Excise Tax returns on behalf of our clients


Provide financial insight, awareness and recommendations to clients


Assist the Executive Team in special assignments such as projections, financial analysis, and budgeting


Manage all financial and administrative files and ensure they are orderly, safe, and secure


Maintain clear communication with colleagues & clients



Administrative responsibilities include:


Oversee administrative functions and maintain cost effective and quality relationships with regards to insurance, payroll, human resources, sub-contractors, and other administrative need


Assist in looking for new initiatives for Poukihi as well as our clients


General administrative functions such as answering phones, filing documents, etc.


Other duties as may be required from time to time



Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but will be looked at to lead the monthly processing and reporting functions for our clients and work with colleagues to meet internal and external deadlines.



Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor degree from an accredited higher institution in accounting or related field


Minimum 10 years of professional accounting experience in audit, tax, financial services, and/or non-profit accounting. Non-profit accounting experience is preferred. 


Knowledgeable about administrative management


Experience in multiple accounting information systems. Experience with QuickBooks and Blackbaud is preferred. 


Previous successful experience working with sensitive and confidential information


Available full time Monday through Friday



Preferred Qualities


Able to work independently as well as with others effectively


Entrepreneurial mindset that will look to build the position, department, and company


Interest and appreciation for Hawaii environment, workforce development and the conservation industry


Experience with financial reporting,


Strong time management skills and ability to complete tasks in an efficient manner


Interested in growing with the organization and developing a long-term career with Poukihi


Ability to be agile and willingness to assist with rush requests in various aspects of the position and with sister organizations



Compensation & Benefits


Salary: From $75,000.00 per year


Full medical, dental, vision, and drug coverage


401(k) plan available after one year of service with company match


Paid Holidays (8)


PTO (covering Vacation/Sick) begins accruing on your first day but cannot be taken until after completing six (6) months of employment.