Financial Accountant

At the YMCA of Montclair, we strive to be the Employer of Choice, provide World-Class Service and be the Charity of Choice.
Job Description

The Staff Accountant will serve as a member of the CFO’s Finance team and manage the day-to-day accounting activities, including monthly close process, bank and balance sheet account reconciliations and the preparation of monthly financial reports.  Additional responsibilities include year-end audit preparation, financial analysis, budget preparations and supporting internal and external customers regarding accounting and business inquiries. Perform other job-related duties as may be periodically assigned by the CFO.  The Staff Accountant will also exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work at the YMCA of Montclair.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of three years general ledger accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting and month-end closing process.
  • Must have broad knowledge of GAAP. 
  • Highly proficient computer skills including use of MS Office products such as Excel, Word, and One Drive.
  • Exposure to a mid-level accounting system and report writer are required; Microsoft Dynamics is preferred but not required.
  • Must be a team player with good organization and communication skills, exceptional analytical and excellent interpersonal skills.  
Essential Functions

The YMCA of Montclair is seeking a competent, committed, and creative Staff Accountant to support the finance functions of our Association.  Candidates must have solid business acumen and good analytical as well as technical skills.  Considerable knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems is preferred. The incumbent will help ensure that finance processes, procedures and internal controls are effective and efficient. Additionally, he/she will work as a member of the finance team as a highly visible department liaison, assisting all departments in interpreting and improving financial reporting activities. 

  • Demonstrate strong and effective leadership over the monthly closing and reporting process.
  • Manage the month-end responsibilities related to scheduled monthly journal entries.
  • Maintain and update monthly - balance sheet, payroll, and sub-ledger schedules.
  • Reconcile bank statements to the General Ledger.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset schedules and record capital expenditures. 
  • Responsible for preparing ad-hoc statistical reports.
  • Maintain and prepare audit schedules needed for the annual fiscal review.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities.
  • Collaborate with management and staff to develop progressive methods and systems that capture and report the Association’s critical business metrics.   
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. 
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. 
  • Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. 
  • Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.  
Required Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of -three years general ledger accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting and month-end closing process.
  • Must have broad knowledge of GAAP. 
  • Highly proficient computer skills to include use of MS Office products such as Excel, Word, and One Drive.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.

The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   

Company Benefits

Benefits include complimentary YMCA membership; accrued PTO; Medical, Vision, and Dental Health Insurance; paid Holidays, enrollment in the Y’s retirement program (must complete 1000 hours within 2 years of service) with 12% of salary contributed by the Y; 100% discount for SACC (before and aftercare), Early Learning Center, and Summer Camp programs in our Y facilities; a rewarding career with professional growth and advancement opportunities; a challenging and fun work environment with creative and talented individuals.  

Pay Rate 

$60k - $67k 

Work Schedule

Flexible Hybrid  work schedule