Bookkeeper (PNW)

Philanthropy Northwest

Seattle, WA

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: 45,000 – $60,000

Application Contact: [email protected]


Philanthropy Northwest is the philanthropy network for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We envision vibrant, healthy Northwest communities – each with its own unique history, culture and traditions – connected to the natural environment and facing the future with optimism. Founded in 1976, we partner with family funds, foundations and corporate giving programs through professional development, networking, research, publications, public policy work and consulting.

Our work includes three core programs: 1) The Learning Network, a regional community providing opportunities for emerging and established philanthropy leaders to connect, learn and grow; 2) The Giving Practice, a national consulting team bringing customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support organizations navigating philanthropy’s changing landscape; 3) An incubation platform for innovative philanthropic projects, including: Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project and Community Democracy Workshop.


We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in deep conversations and learning through action and reflection.
Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
We embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individuals, our team and our community.
We value high-quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor and joy.


We seek an energetic and talented individual to join our finance team. The bookkeeper serves an important role across Philanthropy Northwest’s programs and activities. S/He should be flexible, approachable, and eager to interact with staff across the organization. The bookkeeper will work with the finance team, which includes a staff accountant and finance director. This is a full-time and exempt position.


  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable processing along with billing and invoicing
  • Petty cash, credit card and bank reconciliations
  • Audit and Form 990 preparation
  • Payroll, in partnership with the finance director
  • Partner with the in-house consulting service on invoicing and client tracking
  • Accurate grant tracking of restricted and unrestricted funds
  • Office support: manage office supply inventory and order supplies as needed, other tasks as needed
  • Be an active member of the team by professionally representing Philanthropy Northwest at events, engaging with our members and partners, fostering deep working relationships with staff, consultants and the communities we serve


  • A positive and flexible attitude, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and eagerness to contribute to our mission and vison
  • Experience with robust accounting systems, specifically MIP/Sage/Abila fund accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures
  • Experience with fiscal sponsor programs a plus
  • Minimum of 4 years in bookkeeping or accounting experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector
  • An enthusiasm for the nonprofit or philanthropic sector; an ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills


The annual compensation for this FTE position includes a competitive package of benefits including medical, dental, Flexible Spending Accounts and a retirement contribution. The salary range is $45,000 – $60,000.


Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you would be a great hire for this position to [email protected] with the subject line “YOUR NAME + Bookkeeper” by July 29. Applications will, however, be reviewed as they are received. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The position will remain open until hiring is concluded.

Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics.

Philanthropy Northwest
2101 Fourth Ave. Suite 650
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-443-8430

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