Staff Accountant

This position will provide support to the organization’s finance department. 
Job Description

This position, under the direction of the Director of Accounting will provide support to the organization’s finance and business operations, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the accounting and reporting systems; day-to-day accounting procedures, month-end close and ad hoc projects as necessary and requires general accounting responsibilities including journal entries, accounting reconciliations, accruals, deferrals and grant accounting and collections. This position will also execute and perform annual projects to include budget preparation, certified audit process, procedural and process audits and other special projects as may be assigned in a learning environment.

Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance (required)

·        At least five (5) years of related experience,

·        A proven track record of academic and professional excellence,

·        Experienced and skilled in A/P, A/R and Collections

·        Must be detailed oriented with the ability to provide accurate and timely information,

·        Excellent mathematical and computational skills,

·        Excellent computer skills – must have strong proficiency in Excel,

·        Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment,

·        Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and through collaboration,

·        Ability to adhere to Fiscal policies and procedures,

·        Ability to adhere to GAAP,

·        Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required,

·        Ability to apply strong problem-solving techniques,

·        A strong sense of maturity and responsibility are required for this job,

·        Must be open minded with a willingness to learn new systems and processes,

·        Must be a quick learner,

·        Ability to adapt, quickly, to a new environment,

·        Must be highly confidential,

·        Familiarity with non-profit accounting preferred.

Essential Functions

·        Preparation and posting of monthly journal entries including year-end adjustments,

·        Correspondence with branches to ensure proper and timely accounting for posting transactions,

·        Monthly Reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts,

·        Maintaining insurance benefits reconciliation,

·        Maintain and update register of fixed assets,

·        Maintain and update finance and operating lease schedules,

·        Preparation of checks/receipts for deposits,

·        Special events revenue and expense reports,

·        Preparation of Operating account bank reconciliation,

·        Maintain Temp-Restricted funds schedule,

·        Analysis of monthly financial assistance,

·        Analysis and audit of membership,

·        Assist with preparing reports for the annual budget,

·        Assistance to CFO and Director of Accounting with special projects,

·        Comply with internal controls and best practices,

·        Provide information for auditors and other special projects,

·        Manage collections process and chargebacks for Accounts Receivables and Pledge Receivables

·        Serve as backup to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Staff Accountants

·        Assistance with development and implementation of accounting procedures,

·        Preparation of Surveys,

·        Any other duties as may be assigned