Colorado Nonprofit Association

Staff Accountant

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Reports to: Controller

Location: Fort Collins (Hybrid, in office approximately 2 days/week)

FLSA Status: Exempt, regular full-time

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time

Salary Range: Typical starting range for a new employee in this role is $62,000 – $67,000/annually

Organization Description

Established in 1963, the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501(c) non-profit organization. In collaboration with academic partner Colorado State University, ISE delivers the Semester at Sea® (SAS) program, one of the longest operating higher education study abroad programs. Semester at Sea® provides its students a global comparative education through classroom and experiential learning in the field. The Semester at Sea® floating campus, the MV World Odyssey, carries around 550 students plus faculty, staff, and others. The duration of the semester voyage is typically 105 days, including visits to 8- 10 countries. ISE conducts two semester voyages annually. See for more information.

Organization Mission

Journeys of discovery that spark bold solutions to global challenges.

Position Description

The Staff Accountant will support the Controller and/or the CFO/VP of Finance with accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax reporting, fixed assets, and prepaid functions of ISE. They are responsible for tasks such as processing check/ACH/wire payments, entering credit card payments into the accounting system, invoicing, working with ship pursers on student accounts, and assist with fielding phone calls and emails with questions from students and parents regarding student accounts, payments, invoices, or general finance questions as they relate to voyages. This position will be responsible but not limited to tasks such as assisting with student financial accounts, obtaining invoices/credit card reports/expense reports, reviewing for accuracy, paying invoices/expense reports, credit card review and processing, domestic and international wires, and maintaining relationships with vendors and internal staff as it relates to the mission and policies of ISE. The Staff Accountant will work closely with Finance and various departments to advance automation of accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

Working Conditions

Physical Requirements of the Job

Requires sitting, bending at neck, waist, legs and arms; twisting body; and changing positions at will. Occasional standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching

Requires repetitive motions with hands and fingers such as keyboarding, use of telephones, cell phones, etc.

Requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus

Work requires close attention to detail and accuracy and varies in nature with periodic interruptions

Computer and phone work at a desk for majority of the day