The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is searching for an Accounting Associate to join our organization. NAAF is a private charitable trust with the mission to serve the needs of Native American farmers and ranchers through a robust grant-making, educational and charitable focus. This position requires someone who has a proactive personality and engaging team player style with a passion for and commitment to the mission and core values of NAAF. The accounting associate role is an organizational support position, typically providing dedicated operational support directly to the COO and Staff Accountant. Incumbents may also on a regular basis support office-wide initiatives. For NAAF’s financial operations, the accounting associate must be extremely well organized, adapt well to change, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
NAAF is a registered North Dakota private charitable trust with the mission to provide grants that benefit Native farmers, ranchers, and food and agriculture sector activities. NAAF is headquartered in Fayetteville, AR and the position is located at NAAF headquarters. The position will be required to interact with remote staff, headquarters staff and the Board of Trustees, who are located throughout the country. NAAF is the largest U.S. philanthropic organization focused exclusively on the needs of Native American farmers and ranchers and as such, is considered a leader in the area of philanthropy and agriculture affecting Native America.
Required Competencies and Skills
- Basic knowledge of accounting
- Experience with accounting software, preferably Sage Intacct
- Microsoft Office 365 proficiency
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Attention to details and compliance with deadlines
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work without supervision
- Strong team player skills in an environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion
- Highest ethics as related to all aspects of business
- Ability to understand and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality
- Complete and maintain reports on travel to NAAF management
- Accounts Payable processing
- Perform month-end closing duties as required
- Perform general office duties
- Perform projects and other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Minimum two-year associate degree or equivalent experience in accounting
NAAF offers a competitive salary and an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes: low cost healthcare options; dental and vision; disability; life insurance; vacation, sick and personal time off; retirement plan options. This position offers an opportunity to join a philanthropic organization doing ground breaking work in a fast-paced environment. NAAF headquarters is located in one of the best places to live in the U.S. per U.S. News and World Reports (2019). Local amenities include: regional population of approximately 500,000 (2019); location in the Ozark Mountains; abundance of outdoor recreation including regional trails system, lakes and national forest systems; local arts district; national arts museum; low cost of living and low unemployment; regional airport with direct flights to most major hub airports; close proximity to nationally-ranked university with excellent K-12 school system. Relocation assistance offered.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, natural origin, sex, age, genetic information, or physical or mental disability. In addition, NAAF is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation or tribal membership.
To express interest, please send your resume to info@NativeAmericanAgricultureFund.org with the subject line: Accounting Associate Resume.