Job Post: Financial Accountant

JOB POSTING for position at COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

DATE POSTED: 02/22/2022

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Title: Financial Accountant
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Compensation: $65,000 – $71,000
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Direct Reports: None 
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Time Status/Term: Full-Time


The Financial Accountant will prepare Coalfield’s financial reports and work with managers to ensure grant funds are handled with professional care. This is a challenging role that requires excellent analysis, problem-solving, and communication skills. In addition, your accounting skills will need to be sharp and ready for audit. You’ll work closely with our Staff Accountants, whose roles are designed to complement yours. Staff Accountants handle transactions and data entry, and this becomes the material for the Financial Accountant to prepare reports and share business insights. The Financial Accountant can advance by hitting reporting deadlines, providing valuable business insights, and bringing home a clean audit with no findings. By fulfilling this role, our CFO will be able to graduate from scorekeeper to business partner.


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Many accountants work in stressful firms with seemingly endless demands, deadlines, travel, and overtime. Such firms seldom have a purpose other than to maximize profits or satisfy customers, leaving their employees drained and unfulfilled. That’s not us.

At Coalfield, we genuinely care about the career and well-being of every individual we employ. We expect you will provide 40 hours per week of excellent work, not 60 hours of burnout. We expect smart priorities and results from those priorities; we do not expect you to “do it all.”

You will have a sense of purpose that can only come from serving others, being the change you want to see in the world, and being involved in creative solutions to the world’s problems.

You will feel a sense of comradery and belonging that can only come from working alongside a passionate, diverse, quirky, eclectic, and compassionate team of personally and professional invested individuals.

If this is the type of career you want, then read on.


  • Competitive health insurance for you and your dependents, subsidized by Coalfield, starting on day one with no waiting period
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, with contributions matched up to 3% of salary
  • Dental, life, and vision insurance subsidized by Coalfield
  • 120 hours of paid leave granted annually
  • 9 paid holidays each year
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Remote / virtual work is allowed
  • Coalfield covers costs of Continuing Professional Education, CPA license, etc.
  • Will reimburse up to $40 per month for a gym or fitness membership
  • Will reimburse up to $50 per month for personal cell phone cost


  • Work with internal teams, external auditors, and accountants to provide needed information for the annual audit and IRS Form 990
  • Prepare financial reports for management and grantors
  • Work collaboratively with managers to identify and allocate costs to each grant
  • Periodically reconcile balance sheet accounts and record appropriate adjustments
  • Detect, prevent, and correct errors, omissions, and misstatements to ensure financial information is complete and accurate
  • Maintain depreciation and fixed asset schedules
  • Maintain and reconcile schedules of loans, amortization, and interest expense
  • Assist CFO with development of budgets and forecasts
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned


Candidates must meet at least one of the following requirements to be considered:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or higher
  • 2+ years of experience in the field of accounting, financial auditing, or not-for-profit financial management
  • Demonstrated progress toward becoming a Certified Public Accountant


Coalfield will give preference to candidates who possess the following credentials, skills, or experience:

  • Certified Public Accountant credential
  • Experience working with small businesses, social enterprises, or not-for-profit organizations
  • Grant management experience

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Preparation of financial statements and accompanying note disclosures in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Internal financial reporting to business leaders
  • Basic accounting functions: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, transaction entry, journal entries, bank reconciliations, chart of accounts maintenance, etc.
  • Proficient with QuickBooks Online and Microsoft Office software, especially Excel
  • Proficient with common office equipment and services such as computers, the Internet, email, shared calendars, file sharing services, printers, scanners, remote meetings, management of accounts and passwords, etc.
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, nonverbal, written, oral, visual, listening, etc.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Patient and compassionate with people and challenges encountered in challenging socio-economic environments


The Financial Accountant position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and does not supervise other employees.


Candidates must reside within the Appalachian Region to be considered. Appalachia is made up of 423 counties across 13 states and spans 206,000 square miles from southern New York to northern Mississippi.

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Coalfield maintains a physical office in Huntington, WV. Candidates who desire working in a more traditional in-person office environment are welcome to apply. We decided to allow both in-person and remote workers to apply to be more inclusive.

This position can be worked remotely except that physical attendance is required for one day once every three months. Coalfield hosts special training and socialization events for its employees and requires in-person attendance at these functions at least four times per year. Coalfield will fully reimburse or pay for the cost of mandatory work-related travel.

This position must work 40 hours per week unless utilizing paid or unpaid leave in accordance with Coalfield’s policies.

The normal workweek is Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, Eastern Standard Time. Remote attendance at certain pre-scheduled meetings or events is required during these times. The work schedule can be flexibly adjusted outside of normal working hours if pre-scheduled time commitments are not displaced.


  • The position requires prolonged periods sitting or standing at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to move around an office and use common office equipment


Coalfield will provide all required software and computer equipment.

Standard Employment Application

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General Information



Work Experience

Authorization and Acknowledgements

I affirm that the information I have provided in this application is true to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and I have not knowingly withheld any information requested. I understand that withholding or misstating any information requested in this application is a ground for rejection of my application, and if hired is grounds for discharge. This is true of information provided during the interview process as well. This application is valid for 30 days, after that time I must reapply for consideration.

I authorize Coalfield Development to verify my references, record of employment, education record, and any other information I have provided. Unless otherwise noted, I authorize the references I have listed to disclose any information related to my work record and my professional experiences with them, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I release the company, my former employers and all other persons and entities, from any and all claims, demands or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such inquiry or disclosure.

I understand, that as a final candidate for hiring by Coalfield Development, I will receive a conditional offer for employment based, in part, on my consent and voluntary submission to a drug test. If I refuse to take that test or test positive, I will not qualify for employment and any employment offer extended will be withdrawn.

If I am hired, I understand that either Coalfield Development or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of Coalfield Development Corporation has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

Once employed I will be provided with the company policies and understand it is my obligation to obey and stay up to date on policies that include but not limited to the Personnel Manual, Drug Free Workplace Program, Safety & Health policy, program guidelines and financial policies.

Coalfield Development Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and/or drug test as a condition of employment.

While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mail: 2923 Park Ave. Huntington, WV 25704