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Hansi Johnson

Position: Finance Associate

Classification: Full time, exempt
Location: St. Paul, MN

Summary of Position:

The finance associate assists the director of finance and human resources in managing the financial workings of the Minnesota Land Trust. The general ledger is relatively complex and makes use of numerous restricted funds. Much of the Land Trust’s grant funding comes in the form of reimbursement grants; compiling and submitting requests for payment under such grants is a significant focus of this position.


  1. Enter routine transactions into Sage 50: payables, receivables, deposits, wire transfers, fund transfers, and the like.
  2. Issue checks, including mailing, filing, and scanning documentation that is necessary for reimbursement requests.
  3. Gather receipts for and pay the credit card bill.
  4. Compile reimbursement requests for state, federal, city, and other grants that support the Land Trust’s work. Each funder has different methods and specific requirements that are rigid and extremely detailed.
  5. Enter changes to the budgets and rosters of approved projects for state grants as amendments to the contracts are approved.
  6. Help as necessary with the yearly audit and the 990.
  7. Provide clerical and administrative support to the director of finance.
  8. Participate in occasional events or activities outside of normal working hours.

Entrance Requirements:

  1. At least entry-level experience with bookkeeping procedures and basic accounting principles is required. Experience with restricted funds, Peachtree, or Sage 50 is a plus.
  2. A bachelor’s degree and at least two years of work experience is preferred. Another combination of education and experience that demonstrates a solid background is also acceptable.
  3. Prior experience in a nonprofit organization or with public funding accounting is preferred.
  4. Must be very attentive to detail.
  5. Must be proficient with Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office, especially Excel; be comfortable using data in a cloud-based environment; be able to adapt to changing technology.
  6. The ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, including staff, volunteers, and vendors is necessary.


Please combine cover letter and resume into one PDF document and email to Sue Martinez at smartinez@mnland.org. Application deadline is February 9, 2020.

Benefits for regular, full-time employees include:

  • 120 hours of vacation annually, growing to 160 hours after 3 years
  • 10 days paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with match available
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for employees, with family coverage available
  • Life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary short-term and long-term disability insurance

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