Job Title:                 Senior Staff Accountant

Department:            Finance    

Reports To:             CFO

Classification:           Full-Time -Exempt

Effective Date:         November 2021

Summary

Under the supervision of the CFO supports all aspects of accounts payable, account receivables and will be responsible for preparation of account analysis, journal entries, account reconciliations and various monthly, quarterly, and fiscal financial reporting ensuring that all deadlines are met with the highest degree of accuracy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee accounts receivables function to ensure proper recognition and payment collection.
  • Approved all vouchers and invoices for payments in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the monthly accounting close procedures including proper period end cut-off and accounting close schedule.
  • Review and process accounting adjustment based on review, analysis, and reconciliation of accounts within area of responsibility.
  • Audit fundraising reports and post transaction to properly record revenue and accrue or defer accordingly.
  • Prepare and enter cash receipts journal entries for all revenue streams.
  • Prepare and enter recurring and correcting journal entries as part of month end close.
  • Perform balance sheet analysis and bank reconciliation to ensure accurate financial reports.
  • Maintain accounting department files and records.
  • Prepare schedules and retrieve documents for government contract, CFR preparation, state, and financial statement audits.
  • Play a key role in the annual audit process.
  • Works with the CFO to streamline procedures, identify and correct issues and improve efficiencies.
  • Provide general accounting support to the CFO, as required.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of related work experience preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • B.S. Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Strong PC skills in Windows-based environment. Working knowledge of the following software packages: Excel, Word, Blackbaud or similar accounting systems.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and vendors.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.

Competencies

  • Attendance/Punctuality-Is Consistently at work and is on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional client situations; Responds promptly to client needs; Solicits client feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Quality-Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Frequently required to stand
  • Frequently required to walk
  • Continually required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk and hear
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds