Staff Accountant

May 09 2023
Poukihi |Honolulu|Full Time, $40,000 - $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 assigned clients in a variety of industries including education, marketing, information technology, and non-profits. Partial-remote work is available (or full-remote if on a neighbor island). 



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. 



Financial Responsibilities include: 


Accounts Receivable Functions: 


Customer Invoicing based on billing schedules or contracts 


Recording and depositing client payments 


New Customer Setup 


Accounts Payable Functions: 


Entering and coding Vendor Bills with accurate project codes after appropriate approvals have been granted. 


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


Processing Vendor payments either via checks or online/ACH payments 


New Vendor setup and 1099 reporting 


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 




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: $41,600.00 - $52,000.00 per year 


Full medical, dental, vision, and drug coverage 


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


Paid Holidays 


Vacation/Sick (after first six months)