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Finance Specialist

Recompose is seeking a part-time Finance Specialist to take on bookkeeping functions including Quickbooks, AR/AP, and bank reconciliations.

OVERVIEW

Recompose is an ecological death care company offering the service of natural organic reduction (NOR), where human bodies are converted into soil (aka “human composting”). The Recompose model offers an authentic experience for families and a natural return to the earth for the dead. Our process creates nutrient-rich soil and saves over a metric ton of carbon per person who choses it. Recompose is transforming the funeral industry and creating deep ecological change.

Recompose has been operating since December 2020. We just opened a new facility in Seattle and will be opening a Denver location in late 2022.

Recompose is seeking a Finance Specialist to take on bookkeeping functions including Quickbooks, AR/AP, and bank reconciliations. This person will also support the Finance Manager with various finance tasks and must be comfortable in and around Microsoft Excel. They will support the HR Manager with payroll-related tasks. The Finance Specialist will support the finance and bookkeeping functions at each of our locations as well as for the company overall. The incumbent should be familiar with processing payroll and have at least 3 years of prior experience in the bookkeeping realm is required.

The Finance Specialist will start as part time (2-3 days/week) with the option of going to full time in the next 9-18 months if desired. The role can be remote. The Finance Specialist will be supervised by the Finance Manager.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage day-to-day bookkeeping:

  • Post Accounts Receivables including all deposits, collections, revenue recognition, and allocate revenues.
  • Post Accounts Payable: pay bills, allocate expenses, and reconcile all activity.
  • Reconcile all accounts on an as-needed basis.
  • Ensure all revenues and expenses are tracked by class and project.
  • Assist with expense reporting.

Process payroll:

  • Autonomously process biweekly payroll for multiple locations
  • Enter, update, and maintain payroll database system including insurance benefits, Time off and tax related deductions
  • Answer employee questions related to payroll topics and resolve employee issues in a professional manner
  • Accurately process direct deposits and reimbursements

Assist with other projects:

  • Work with Finance Manager to prepare financial reports for quarterly board reports and finance meetings.
  • Work with Finance Manager to develop annual budgets in excel and Quickbooks
  • Update data and pull reports in the CRM system.
  • Research questions for others on the team.
  • Schedule meetings or interviews for job candidates.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Good understanding of both the purpose and application of accounting rules and standards for bookkeeping.
  • Familiarity with range of financial transactions, especially accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • 3+ years of previous experience in managing books for an organization.
  • Proficiency with QBO and Excel.
  • Previous payroll processing experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility: ability to adapt to new situations and to change focus unexpectedly.
  • Able to plan, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate complex data clearly.
  • Ability to act upon organizational mission, vision, and values.
  • Resilience: ability to manage own emotions, demonstrate self-control under pressure or adversity, and practice self-care.
  • Commitment to working at a progressive company that explicitly works to be anti-racist, by advocating and protecting the rights of people of color and religious minorities, and feminist, by protecting the rights of women, transgender, and gender nonconforming people.

Bonus:

  • Experience with CRMs.
  • Experience working with businesses that have multiple locations.
  • Experience with Paycom payroll processing

 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT

The person in this position will perform the essential function of the position primarily in an office type of environment which may require sitting/standing at a desk, as well as interacting with technology (computer, phone), for most of the day.

 

SALARY RANGE AND BENEFIT INFORMATION

Salary Range: $23.37 – $31.87 per hour

Eligible to cost of living increases which may vary between 2%-5% based on location.

This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime, although overtime is not expected to be a regular occurrence.

 

A NOTE ABOUT DEATH

Other than our funeral directors, only one person on our current team has come from a professional background in death care, and yet our team is the best we could have for our amazing and complex operation. Personal experience, or even just a thoughtful approach to death or dying, can help inform the work we do, but please don’t hesitate to apply because you haven’t worked in this industry previously.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Our goal as an employer is to have a feminist, antiracist culture, and to employ a diverse, inclusive workforce that is representative of all people we do or might serve. As such, we do not discriminate on any protected status, and moreover, we celebrate applications from persons of color, persons of all genders and gender expressions, persons of any sexual orientation, the formerly incarcerated, and persons in of any other protected class, such as religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy status, or genetic status. Please feel free to let us know in your application if you fit into any such category/ies, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply.

 

 

 

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Land Acknowledgement

Recompose acknowledges we make our lives and livelihoods on the lands of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Duwamish People. We honor with gratitude the Duwamish People past and present, the land itself, and the Duwamish Tribe.

Colonization is an active, persistent process. Indigenous communities continue to be resilient in protecting their ecological and cultural lifeways and deathways despite ongoing oppression. Recompose respects, shares, and supports this commitment to climate healing and environmental justice. Join Recompose in contributing to Real Rent Duwamish.