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Ta-Mela Jeffries (216-15-33-25.c3-0.grg-ubr2.lnh-grg.md.cable.rcn.com -
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 6:26 pm:   

Tibet Collection (www.tibetcollection.com) is a Fair Trade company that focuses on working with Tibetan Artisans in India & Nepal. We are looking for a return Peace Corps volunteer who is fair minded, willing to work, and has an understanding that they are working with peoples of a different culture.

Tibet Collection: Accountant Job Description
Primary Position Description:
To maintain balanced accounts and to generate reliable financial reports for the Company.

About Tibet Collection
As one of the founding members of the Fair Trade Federation, Tibet Collection operates an innovative wholesale and retail mail-order company with a national focus and unique business vision. Tibet Collection is dedicated to providing economic opportunities for Himalayan artisans and promoting greater awareness of Tibetan culture. Since our incorporation in 1990, Tibet Collection has focused on marketing high-quality handcrafted goods created by artisans engaged in fair trade business practices.

Primary Requirements:
We are seeking an individual with a high level of integrity as an accountant with the ability to quickly adapt into a new work and systems environment.

Main Responsibilities:
A) Routine and Monthly Tasks
• Balance G/L with A/R and sales log.
• Reconciliation of receivables with company invoices.
• Maintain, reconcile and balance bank account, ‘visanet’ and UPS COD account.
• Schedule and make payments for payables for all company divisions.
• Maintain all vendor receipts and payment stubs in an organized manner.
• Prepare and submit payroll on a bi-monthly basis.
• Maintain ADT Security pass-codes and review monthly opening/closing log.
• Meet with appropriate staff to coordinate.
• Close periods.

B) Receivables

• Prepare deposits of all receivables and book accordingly.
• Daily reconciliation of credit card charges and invoices.
• Deposit COD and credit card transactions as well as regular receipts.
• Generate billing statements on first business day of each month.
• Manage payment collections activity.
• Create list of uncollectible accounts at end of quarter and year.

C) Overseas Suppliers (India and Nepal)
• Maintain and reconcile accounts of overseas suppliers (update A/P report).
• Provide shipment and exporter expense A/P items to President to pay.
• Confirm receipt and entry of international wire transfers into the system.

D) Monthly and Quarterly Financial Statements, Budget and Reports

• Produce monthly and quarterly P&L and Balance Sheet to compare with previous years.
• Maintain and report on the quarterly budget.

E) End of Year Financial Statements and Activities

• Maintain and organize all end of year tax materials for accountant (including COGS and all items listed on P&L and Balance Sheet)
• Prepare W-2 and 1099 information for CPA.
• Enter year-end inventory reconciliation figures and close the period.
• Assist President in creation of financial reports, footnotes and addendums.

Required Skills:
• Ability to quickly learn and use our online-based business management system (NetSuite.com).
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Effective writing, organization and follow through with strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment..
• Ability to project a positive corporate image and maintain a high level of professionalism.
• Computer literacy and proficiency in use of MS Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Capability to learn new skills and absorb new information quickly.
• Accepting of feedback, constructive criticism and coaching.
• Passion and committed to your work. Positive attitude a must.

Required Experience:
Practical experience in accounting and budgeting activities.
Education :

Four-year college degree in business (accounting or finance preferred)

We require a minimum of three professional references.

Communication and Team Building Tactics:
Tibet Collection uses the Kolbe and Enneagram systems to promote interpersonal communication for a more effective working team. We ask that you be willing to take an online evaluation and participate in their use within the office.

The Tibet Collection Team and Employee Values:
The company is committed to providing a positive work environment for its employees. You will share the support of a dedicated staff including several other wholesale and retail Customer Service Associates, the Marketing and Creative Director, our Inventory Manager, Warehouse Manger, Operations Administrator, Accountant and President/Founder. The company is committed to open and responsible communication practices in a relaxed and supportive work environment. Productive and responsible staff persons are routinely promoted with pay, responsibility and new opportunities.

Pay & Benefits
This is a full time salaried position. Annual salary is based on experience. There are no sales commissions but promotion and bonus are given based on performance. The company provides coverage for all full time employees through a Blue Cross HMO plan, as well as access to a 401k-retirement program. Discounts on purchase of company products are also provided.

For Further Information About Tibet Collection…
Please visit www.TibetCollection.com
To Apply!
Email your resume to tamela@dzi.com or fax to 202-832-4401.
Thank you.

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