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Accounting Manager



About Kupu

Established in 2007 as a Honolulu-based 501(c)3 non-profit, Kupu empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawai‘i. Kupu accomplishes this by partnering with conservation and sustainability focused agencies throughout the state and pacific in providing hands-on service opportunities that educate and mentor  youth and young adults to become stewards of our communities and environment. Since 2007, Kupu has risen to meet the increasing demands of the green economy by engaging over 3,000 youth in the areas of conservation, sustainability and environmental education. Kupu affirms the Hawaiian notion of “ma ka hana ka ʻike” or “in working one learns”. This approach has led to the creation of hundreds of service-learning opportunities which blend vocational training and green leadership development to support over 150 conservation and sustainability organizations across Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region.


Kupu Mission

“To empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity (pono) with Ke Akua, self and others.”


Accounting and Finance Department

The accounting and finance department of Kupu supports all Kupu programs and administration. The department provides financial reports to program heads, head of organizations, Kupu Board of Directors and funding partners, plans budgets and forecasting, conducts strategic planning, oversees expense allocation and is the liaison with our outsourced human resources and payroll provider.


Accounting Manager Duties

This position is full-time and includes the following duties:

  • Responsible for implementing accepted accounting principles and procedures in performing and/or assisting with accounting transactions
  • Review monthly and annual financial statements and review reconciliations
  • Prepare bi-annual GET filings
  • Review expense allocations
  • Provide oversight over the A/R and A/P process
  • Track donations and deposits
  • Prepare internal reporting as well as reporting to funding partners
  • Review the process flow of company activities to insure the adequacy of internal controls, standard operating procedures and adherence to best practices
  • Preparation of the annual budget by assembling initial data and reviewing data compiled by various programs
  • Assist with payroll processing as necessary
  • Assist auditors by supplying necessary data and information in preparation of the annual audit
  • Other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization
  • Supervise Senior Staff Accountant and Staff Accountant (s)

Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer 


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited four-year college
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Conducts self in a professional and ethical manner
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with staff and management team
  • Exhibits a willingness to learn


  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in the accounting field including supervisory experience
  • Self-motivated with an ability to follow through and complete assigned projects
  • Detail oriented with good analytic and communication skills
  • Experience or interest in environmental conservation
  • Experience in a non-profit setting

Compensation and benefits*:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Eligible for 401(k) plan after one year of service and 1,000 hours of service
  • Other employee benefits

*Kupu has a co-employment agreement with Altres, Inc.




Any questions Contact 

Joshua Ching via email: or phone: (808) 735-1221



  • Posted On

    March 1, 2019
  • Closing Date

    April 28, 2019
  • Organization

  • Location

  • Position Type

    Full Time
For more information about Kupu and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at (808) 735-1221 or via email at

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