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Finance Associate (Vermont Foodbank)

Organization Vermont Foodbank
Location 33 Parker Road
Barre, VT 05641


This full-time finance associate position consists primarily in maintaining A/P and A/R and assisting the CFO and HR. An ideal candidate is confident, comfortable making independent decisions, able to maintain confidentiality, can provide a high level of quality customer service and problem solving, is organized, familiar with accounting procedures and accounting software, detail-oriented, accurate, tactful and diplomatic.  The ability to become proficient in Vermont Foodbank policies and procedures is required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Works cooperatively and be able to communicatewith staff and volunteers to support the mission of the Foodbank to meet and sustain Foodbank goals;
  • Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing and distribution;
  • The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect;
  • Participate in special events, committees and sort-a-thons;
  • Responsible for all accounts payable (invoice tracking, inputting and payment) and vendor accounts including W9s and annual processing of 1099s. Assist warehouse staff with invoice and credit tracking;
  • Train new hires on VFB tax exemption procedures and keep tax exempt laminates updated. Obtain tax refunds as necessary;
  • Assist CFO directly with fixed asset inputting and monthly depreciation;
  • Keep vendor certificates of liability updated in accounting software;
  • Maintain all aspects of A/R including, but not limited to:
    • Cash logging of checks and special event donations;
    • Record agency and miscellaneous payments in Ceres 2009;
    • A/R and miscellaneous monthly balancing, creating and distributing monthly statements;
    • Maintain yearly membership spreadsheets and issue quarterly membership invoices;
    • Process cash inventory credit memos and invoices;
    • Maintain matching coop credit spreadsheets and issue credits when appropriate;
    • Issue all agency donation credits;
    • Track aged accounts receivables on a regular basis and document collection efforts while providing excellent customer service;
  • Backup for payroll duties to include but not limited to time records and payroll processing;
  • Assist in yearly audits;
  • Maintain Petty Cash box, gift cards and credit cards;
  • Answer phones and assist reception as needed;
  • Create and maintain SOPs as needed;
  • Assist, when needed, CFO with monthly bank reconciliation & general ledger entries;
  • Backup for CFO for inventory month end;
  • Actively pursue efficiency improvements for position include but not limited to maximizing software potential, paperless options, streamlining tasks.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Employee must be able to work independently and respect confidentiality.
  • Employee must be able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds.
  • Employee must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills are necessary with the ability to work independently in taking charge of assignments. 

Language Skills:

  • Employee must be proficient in oral and written skills, critical thinking and have a firm command of the English language. 

Technical/Computer Skills:

  • A high level of knowledge of the Microsoft © Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook) is expected.


  • A valid Vermont Driver’s License.
  • 3-year motor vehicle report (MVR) showing a clean driving record.
Date Posted January 4th, 2018
Deadline January 28th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Type Full Time
Compensation $18-$21/hour
How to Apply A complete job description is available upon request. Please submit application on-line at:; be sure to include a cover letter & resume. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

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