About the Barton Institute and the Position

The Barton Institute for Community Action works with its partners to create safe community spaces where people can build lives with more opportunity to thrive.

With a combined annual budget of more than $5 million and an endowment of $12 million, the Barton Institute’s work extends into Denver’s Westwood neighborhood in partnership with Lifespan Local, the Harvey Park community in partnership with Commún, and the refugee community in Original Aurora in partnership with the Village Institute. The Barton Institute provides funding for programs working to help people experiencing homelessness through the Colorado Village Collaborative and the Colorado Safe Parking Initiative.

The Senior Accountant will help this fast-growing organization by working with the Operations Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) to develop and maintain financial systems to support the complex work of the Barton Institute and its partners. The Senior Accountant reports to the COO.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee the accuracy and integrity of the accounting system by reviewing general journal entries and maintaining the general ledger
  • Manage the monthly reconciliation of bank accounts and investment accounts
  • Manage the monthly credit card process, petty cash, fixed assets, accounts payable, and grant administration
  • Manage the month-end close and the year-end close
  • Create, prepare, and review financial statements for management and the Board of Directors under GAAP for Not-for-Profit organizations
  • Assist with cash flow projections and cash management reports
  • Oversee internal controls, financial data integrity, and Donor Perfect
  • Manage the preparation for the annual audit and tax return
  • Prepare and create reports for internal and external parties including monthly budget to actual reports for the Barton Institute and fiscal sponsees
  • Manage the annual budget process for the Barton Institute and the fiscal sponsees
  • Maintain well documented procedures and identify opportunities for procedure efficiencies
  • Support the Operations Manager and the COO to ensure tasks are completed to meet deadlines
  • Other duties as determined in discussion with COO

Education and Skill Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of and experience with nonprofit accounting practices (CPA and minimum of four years of experience strongly preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics, or equivalent experience
  • Experience developing and optimizing accounting processes and reporting systems
  • Flexibility and adaptability in work with community-based program staff and community leaders
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise preferred
  • In-depth understanding of entire MS Office suite
  • Ability and desire to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive matters

Working Conditions

Flexible hybrid position (remote and in-person).


The starting salary for this position ranges from $70,000 to $80,000, depending upon experience.


Outstanding benefits package including: 26 days of paid time off annually, 10 paid holidays plus business days between Christmas and New Year’s Day off, majority of health care premium paid along with short- and long-term disability and life insurance. 401K plan with generous match available after six months. FSA, dental, and vision insurance available for purchase.

To Apply

We will begin interviewing as soon as we receive qualified applications, and specifically encourage BIPOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other People of Color) candidates to apply.

Send your cover letter and resume to:

Rebecca Arno

Chief Operating Officer

Barton Institute for Community Action



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