Join Our Team: Staff Accountant (Denver)

Position: Staff Accountant

Deadline to Apply: May 30, 2021 (11:55p MDT)

Start Date: June 2021, Full-time

Location:  Denver, Colorado

Salary Range:  $50,000-$65,000



Causal Design is seeking a Staff Accountant to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as oversight of internal control policies and procedures. The role will include oversight of contract compliance in accordance with our federal and nonprofit clients and donors. This newly created position reports to the CEO and will play an advisory/strategy role.


Finance (~65% of time)

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Support month-end, quarterly, and year-end close process and prepare financial statements (cash and accrual)
  • Coordinate with payroll provider to administer staff payroll, benefits, and tax documents
  • Support preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Coordinate with our external CPA and payroll platform to manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Oversee the preparation and revision of grant proposal budgets; support program managers with guidance on costing and inputs in creating budgets for submission

Compliance (~25% of time)

  • Oversee grant and contract financial management, including labor distribution analysis, overall compliance, budget spend down, and financial reporting
  • Provide training and support to non-financial staff regarding our financial procedures and internal controls
  • Draft, read, review, and cross-check government and restricted private funding contracts to ensure our compliance with contract requirements
  • Serve as point of contact for contract financial negotiations, changes and extensions
  • Provide technical guidance on specific procurement processes, contract language, policies and procedures
  • Facilitate external, internal, donor or government audits

Confidential Secretary (~10% of time)

  • Prepare and maintain confidential records related to finance, HR, contract negotiations, and any data related to those files
  • Create and manage minutes for routine annual board meetings
  • Support the CEO with sensitive HR, Finance, or other administrative support as necessary




  • 2+ years experience as a Bookkeeper, Accountant, or Assistant Controller, or other finance-focused roles
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Economics
  • Fluent proficiency in English
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues in diverse multicultural environments
  • Must pass both federal and state background checks
  • Strong digital literacy: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software, and email/internet software


  • CPA or CMA
  • Experience in Government Contracting
  • Experience working with International Development Organizations (NGOs, Donors, or Contractors)
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment


To Apply

All interested and qualified candidates should email a copy of their CV and a cover letter to by the deadline above. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


A Final Note:

This role will be to support a rapidly growing (~45% /year) small business with global operations (offices in Cambodia and Malawi). Our team is incredibly friendly and collaborative – and our Denver HQ means we like to get outside a lot. All the fun stuff aside – this will be a challenging role with dynamic expectations. We are looking for someone who knows their stuff AND is eager to learn more. You will need a detail-oriented mind, collaborative and challenge-driven work ethic, and entrepreneurial spirit to succeed in this position. We have an outside CPA that plays a controller and advisory role (so you don’t need to know everything…), but over time we’ll expect growing competency in a wide range of accounting, controller, and financial management roles.