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Part-Time Finance Manager


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Location: Seattle, Washington
Part-time hourly 15 hours per week, $28-$33/hr. DOE
On-site work required up to 12 hours per week


Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI) partners with refugee and immigrant women to foster an inclusive, prosperous transition to the United States through artisan skills training and micro business development.

Founded in 2017, RAI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that envisions creating a welcoming global community that values and invests in refugee and immigrant women as they achieve healthy, stable, and fulfilling lives in the Pacific
Northwest and beyond.

RAI operates a hybrid financial model in that the organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that earns income through fundraising, grants, and sales of products made by refugee and immigrant women.


RAI is a growing mid-size organization that is seeking a finance manager who is experienced with nonprofit bookkeeping and accounting principles and can grow with the organization. The finance manager is part of a Finance Team that is managed by RAI’s Director of Programs and Operations and supported by an outsourced accounting firm. The primary roles of the finance manager are to collaborate on financial infrastructure, work within RAI’s programs to understand the flow of income and expenses, and work with the Finance Team to verify that transactions are recorded correctly.

The finance manager reports to the Director of Programs and Operations and works closely with the Finance Team to:

  • analyze financial reports
  • track legal requirements and compliance
  • process accounts payable and receivable
  • process payroll
  • manage invoices
  • ensure tax payments are made

Our ideal candidate should have an Associate’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience with a nonprofit or for-profit organization. The finance manager must also strictly understand the restrictions associated with some finances, nonprofit grants that must be used for specific projects, and other details that must be adhered to when entering and organizing financial and payroll data.


  • Record all of the expenses, donations, transactions, and other financial data in an organized software solution and/or spreadsheet
  • Pay bills such as rent, utilities, water, and other operational expenses
  • Handle general payments and deposits while recording this in the organization’s chart of accounts
  • Record weekly financial transactions and complete the posting process
  • Perform partial checks of the posting process
  • Complete tax forms
  • Process accounts receivable/payable
  • Works very closely with the Director of Programs and Operations to process payroll in a timely manner


The preferred candidate will have at least three years full-charge nonprofit and/or for-profit bookkeeping experience. The preferred candidate will have some experience administering benefits and have a good working knowledge of the QuickBooks accounting software package.

  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software

(QuickBooks, for example)

  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace and MS Office
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • BS degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. In addition, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, lift
(overhead, waist-level) from the floor and walk up and downstairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee may encounter while performing this job's essential functions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work in the Lake City makerspace and occasionally remotely. The RAI team is small and mighty, supporting a volunteer-based service organization. The work environment's noise level varies depending on project production, meetings, and points of service in the community.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $28.00 - $33.00 per week


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Seattle, WA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)


  • English (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


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