Left to right: Johnny Williams, Mike Wilson, Cheryl Silcox, Mark Joiner, Pat Wilkins
Not Pictured: Elena Seaberg and Martin Epstein
John Williams Ph.D., Board ChairDr. Williams has been a Human Resources executive for 31 years working at fortune 500 companies. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is co-author of two books on human relations. Through his leadership, Mosaic Potash in Carlsbad, NM received the New Mexico State Corporation of the Year award in philanthropy. He has retired from corporate business and is doing social purpose work.
Cheryl Silcox, CPA, CITP, TreasurerMs. Silcox is an audit and accounting department manager with Burt & Company CPAs. She has 24 years of experience in public accounting. Many of her clients are nonprofit organizations and she has an AICPA certificate in nonprofit accounting. She has been a technical speaker for the Nonprofit Center for Excellence related to various nonprofit accounting issues. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, she is a Certified Information Technology Professional and has received additional training in areas of emerging trends, security and privacy, business solutions, IT assurance and risk. She is a technical speaker related to internal control and accounting best practices.
Mark Joiner, CPA, MemberMark has been a CPA in New Mexico for thirty-eight years and is an independent consultant providing volunteer assistance to not-for-profit organizations. In addition to 501(C)PA, he currently serves on the boards of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Outpost Productions, and Ensemble Music New Mexico. He is a past board member of Sandia Preparatory School and the New Mexico Repertory Theatre.
Elena Seaberg, Vice-ChairMs. Seaberg is the Director of Finance & Administration for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. She has over 20 years' experience in non-profit accounting. She received her Bachelor of General Business from New Mexico State University.
Patrick Wilkins, CPA, MemberMr. Wilkins is a CPA and the leader of the audit practice for a local CPA firm. Prior to that, he was the CFO of The United Way of Central New Mexico and also served as an assurance partner of a national CPA firm. Mr. Wilkins has specialized in the audits of nonprofit organizations for over 18 years. He has also served in various capacities on other nonprofit boards, including as board chair and treasurer.
Mike Wilson, CPA, MemberAfter graduating from Texas Tech University and obtaining his CPA designation, Mr. Wilson decided to work as a forensic accountant. His experience includes thirty-five years with Travelers Insurance and over ten years as Director of Risk Management for the State of New Mexico and Albuquerque Public Schools. Tax season finds him working at a large national tax preparation company helping individuals with their tax returns. His belief is that the most important area of our life should be helping people, and that doing so makes our world a better place. Mr. Wilson enjoys being on our board because it allows him to assist a nonprofit whose mission is all about helping other nonprofits achieve their goals.
Albert N. Thiel, Jr, MemberAlbert has been a trial attorney for over 40 years and has worked with Will Ferguson & Associates, a plaintiff’s personal injury firm, for almost 20 years. He moved to New Mexico in 1973 after serving in the US Army. He earned his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at UNM in 1983 while heading up the Prosecution and Public Safety Divisions of the City of Albuquerque Legal Department. He previously served on the Board of A Child’s Garden and has been a founder, director and officer of the nonprofit New Mexico Karate Association, Inc. and is a founder and advisor to the Japan Karate Association/World Federation America, Inc., the non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation that oversees karate training and testing and co-ordinates with JKA headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Leslie Oakes, Ph.D., Ex-Officio MemberDr. Oakes is the Accounting Chair and professor at the UNM Anderson School of Management. Dr. Oakes has worked with nonprofit organizations for over thirty years. She has published research on museums, healthcare organizations and other charities. She serves on the board of several nonprofits and has taught financial management for nonprofit organizations across New Mexico and around the world.
Craig White, Ph.D., Ex-Officio MemberDr. White is the Dean of the UNM Anderson School of Management. Dr. White has worked with a variety of nonprofits. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Society of CPAs, on the Board and as Treasurer of the New Mexico Business Leadership Network, as Financial Secretary of Grace Lutheran Church, and on the Audit Committee of New Mexico Voices for Children.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Accountant, under the direction of the Operations Manager, will assist new clients in setting up their general ledger in MIP nonprofit accounting software (training provided), map accounts from old GL to new GL, import accounting data, format financial statements, and train client staff on MIP account structure, transaction coding, and work processes. This position may also have regular client service responsibilities for assigned clients (month-end close, financial statement preparation, payroll back-up). Once proficient with MIP and our work processes, the Senior Accountant will participate in training newly-hired bookkeeping and accounting staff.
SKILLS: Superior skills in Excel and strong accounting knowledge and experience with preparation of client financial statements are essential. Proactive and professional internal and external communications and developing excellent working relationships with clients and colleagues will be critical to success. The Senior Accountant ensures a smooth client transition from initial systems integration to our core “back office” bookkeeping, payroll, accounting/CFO services. Becoming an expert user in MIP software will be essential.
Education: Minimum of 4-year degree with an emphasis in accounting. Masters degree in accounting or business management, or CPA designation are highly desirable.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year
- How many years of Accounting experience do you have?
- How many years of nonprofit accounting and/or auditing in a CPA firm experience do you have?
- What is the highest level of education you have completed?
- Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
- Are you in Albuquerque, NM?
- Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
- Are you proficient in oral and written English?
How to apply:
Email current resume and cover letter to: