The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) seeks a self-motivated and experienced nonprofit accounting manager, with potential to become the organization’s finance leader, to join a well-respected organization with professionals who are highly dedicated to improving the health of all Coloradans. This role is the key driver of accounting and bookkeeping activities with support of a part-time bookkeeper.  This role currently reports to the Managing Director of Finance & Administration. 

CHI is an innovative and independent research and consulting group. We believe that good health policy leads to a healthier Colorado. Every day we bring research, insight, and expertise to leaders across the state because informed decisions lead to better health for all. We answer Colorado’s most pressing health questions by providing consulting services, analysis, and expertise that informs policy, advances health, promotes collaboration, and supports better access to care for all Coloradans. CHI serves as a strategic advisor and consultant to the philanthropic community, state government agencies and elected officials, hospitals and health systems, local public health agencies, and local nonprofits. Our work is mission-driven and impact-oriented.

Our culture is team-based and highly collaborative. We work hard and take our commitment to the community and our clients seriously, and we balance that with “nerdy fun” and levity. We strive to create a workplace that encourages and rewards intellectual curiosity, personal initiative, and the ongoing cultivation of expertise.  


  • Manage and drive the operations of the accounting department, including:
    • Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable
    • Payroll liability reporting and payments, including payroll taxes, unemployment, 401k
    • Banking and credit card reconciliations
    • General Ledger posting and reviews for accuracy
    • Monthly preparation of Statement of Activities and Statement of Financial Position
    • Monthly cash forecast
    • Prepare ad hoc financial and project reports as requested
    • Maintain an accurate and timely invoice tracking process
    • Establish and maintain documentation of department processes and procedures
    • Maintain project budgets and tracking, and provide monthly status reports to Directors and Project Leaders
    • Maintain Quickbooks, Expensify, and other software applications used in department functions
    • Support annual audits


  • Collaborate closely Director of Operations and Research, Evaluation, and Consulting teams to ensure accurate and timely project accounting and invoicing



  • 7+ years of experience in nonprofit accounting and bookkeeping services in a nonprofit organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA or working toward CPA certification preferred
  • Extensive experience working with Quickbooks
  • Highly proficient with Excel



  • Leadership ability (i.e., Can direct organization finance function without a lot of oversight);
  • Commitment to CHI’s mission of improving the health of all Coloradans;
  • Growth mindset, welcoming of direct feedback as opportunity for professional growth;
  • Highly responsive to inquiries and requests, with a customer service mindset;
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, intellectually curious;
  • Integrity, embodied by being honest and trustworthy;
  • Adaptability, key to working in a fast-changing environment; and
  • Willingness to support ad hoc activities beyond scope of role



  • The pay or this position is $80,000 per year.
  • CHI offers a comprehensive benefits program, including bonus potential, medical, dental, vision, 401K, transportation support, cell phone stipends, and paid time off annually.


Please submit an application (including letter of interest and resume) at: or visit the CHI website for links to this job opening: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to those applying on or before February 22, 2022.


The Colorado Health Institute is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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