Accountant I


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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262


Company Description:
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to serving people and communities in realizing their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of Yoga. Our purpose is to ignite personal and societal transformation and our vision is a world united in service towards well-being, justice, and peace.

Kripalu teaches skills for optimal living through experiential education for the whole person; body, mind, and spirit. It is the largest retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America. Each day, our employees strive to offer loving and compassionate service for our guests and for each other.

Kripalu is committed to becoming an employer and community where all belong. We have much work to do and we are committed to doing it. Our team and Board of Trustees have been working with partners from Race and Resilience to shift our understanding, behaviors, policies, and culture to embrace the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Kripalu is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, national origin age, disability or genetic information, or any other basis, especially those prohibited by applicable law.

Accountant I
W. Stockbridge
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


The Accountant I is a member of the Kripalu Finance Department which is growing.  We are looking for someone who wants to contribute to our expansion and is a team player. This role is responsible for maintaining financial procedures and confirming financial compliance by preparing reports and statements. The successful candidate will have keen attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.


  • Participates in monthly accounting activities including preparation of journal entries, check runs, accounts payable processing, cash receipts, month end accruals and account analysis.
  • Ensures that general ledger and sub-ledger are reconciled with explanations for reconciling items. 
  • Remains current regarding GAAP and FASB rules
  • Ensures that supporting documentation is complete and transparent in electronic reconciliation files.  
  • Assist in the monthly review of financials to identify errors in posting and correcting 
  • Administration of company purchasing accounts
  • Participate in document retention and research projects
  • Other financial projects as they arise


  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing equity, diversity and contributing to an inclusive environment.
  • Possesses strong core ethics, integrity, and values consistent with Kripalu’s organizational principles.
  • Defaults to a collaborative style with colleagues, this is an expected behavior in our work culture.
  • Builds effective relationships, identifies internal and external customer expectations, sees issues from their point of view; offers practical, mutually beneficial recommendations, solutions, and ideas.
  • Actively cultivate a sense of fun, joy and optimism in yourself, your team and with your peers. This is a key aspect of your role at Kripalu.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform required job elements to established standards, remaining current regarding development and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Embraces experiences as learning opportunities.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal and professional learning and growth.
  • Models the values of Kripalu including service, presence, inquiry, compassion, practice, and integrity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 2-3 years related experience or working toward degree with experience.
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principals.
  • Ability to work independently and with the team, manage shifting priorities and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn quickly and perform tasks with multiple steps within multiple software systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, excel, outlook, and word.  
  • Experience with Accounting Software, including importing and exporting data, and uploads.
  • Helpful- knowledge of Avid Exchange (or other bill pay) and Navision or other Accounting Software Packages


BENEFITS (Start Day One of Employment)  

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Holiday, Sick-Time, Personal Time, Vacations
  • Vision
  • 403b Retirement Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Free 50K Life Insurance Policy
  • Free Meals in the Kripalu Dining Hall 
  • Discounted Purchases in the Kripalu Shop and Healing Arts Services
  • Yoga Classes, and the opportunity to participate in Kripalu Programs