Staff Accountant

Mar 08 2023
Poukihi |Honolulu|Full Time, $41,600 - $52,000 / year
Job Description


This entry-level position reports to the Controller of Poukihi but will work closely with other Poukihi staff members and potentially external clients’ staff. Functions performed involve the accounting and administrative functions of our office and assigned clients.



Company Overview:


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.



Financial Responsibilities include:


Recording accounts payable transactions with accurate project codes after appropriate approvals have been granted


Processing vendor payments after appropriate approvals have been granted


Recording credit card transactions with accurate GL accounts, project codes, and receipt documentation


Posting and reconciling system-generated transactions


Posting, printing, and sending customer invoices


Assisting in researching sales or payment discrepancies


Assisting in daily reporting to stake holders


Maintain fiscal policies to ensure our clients’ financial health and integrity


Provide financial insight, awareness and recommendations to the Executive Team


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


Provide any additional financial reporting as requested



Administrative responsibilities include:


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


Other duties as may be required from time to time



Supervisory Responsibilities


This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities.



Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher institution in Accounting or related field


Minimum 1‐3 years of professional accounting or bookkeeping experience


Experience in Excel and other MS Suite programs


Experience in QuickBooks or other accounting information systems


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’s environment, culture, and economy


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 dependent on experience


Full medical, dental, vision, and drug coverage


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


Paid Holidays


Vacation/Sick (after first six months)


How to Apply


Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]




Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $41,600.00 - $52,000.00 per year




401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Vision insurance



Monday to Friday



Bachelor's (Preferred)



Accounting: 1 year (Required)

MS Suite: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person