• Full Time
  • Madison, WI
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: Based on experience, contact us for details
Job ID: 139701


Are you a Direct Hire – Accounting Assistant who has strong Excel skills? Are you a Direct Hire – Accounting Assistant who is looking for a Direct Hire opportunity with a company that offers great benefits?

Our client empowers small-scale global artisans and farmers through long-term trading partnerships.


As an Accounting Assistant, you will help analyze information for our accounting and purchasing teams and help with purchasing and payments to domestic and international artisans and producers.

  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels based on product sales and anticipated customer demand
  • Help with preparing shipped sales reports and inventory reports
  • Work with the supply chain manager in placing purchase orders for domestic and select international vendors
  • Assist in managing our domestic and international payment schedules for producers and vendors
  • Work with our Warehouse to ensure receiving paperwork is in order
  • Manage the product sample inventory, including inventory organization and valuation
  • Help identify obsolete inventory, and work with our Merchandising and Sales teams to identify products that should be marked down
  • Assist in generating vendor sales and performance scorecards
  • Help assess shipping expenses, duties and customs clearance costs – making suggestions on how to improve savings and efficiency
  • Communicate with international producer partners
  • Assist with any other duties as assigned such as oversee purchasing of office supplies


  • 1-3 years of purchasing, supply chain management or accounting experience
  • Experience working with international vendors is a huge plus
  • Project management techniques is a huge plus
  • Nonprofit experience is a huge plus
  • Certificate or degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Purchasing/Supply Chain
  • MSWD and Excel skills
  • Any experience with an ERP is a huge plus
  • Positive, curious and passionate for learning
  • Must be very patient and have excellent customer service/people skills
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented while working on multiple tasks
  • Must have good follow up and keep track of multiple moving parts to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and solutions driven
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • A company with a mission to help the poor
  • Opportunity to see handmade products from all around the world
  • Casual environment
  • One of the first fair trade companies in the world
  • Small team
  • Positive work environment
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • 401(k)


Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Length: Direct Hire

Pay for the Purchasing Coordinator position: Based on experience, contact us for details

Location: Madison, WIposition is hybrid right now will have to return to the office once they all return – must live in or near Madison, WI

Job ID: 139701

Job descriptions may not include every responsibility or qualification of the position.

Cadre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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