The Senior Accountant is responsible for supporting the Finance Department through the preparation of monthly reports, reconciliations and audit schedules, assisting with the annual budget process, and miscellaneous ad hoc reporting and analysis. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for preparing corporate compliance audits and special projects relating to process improvements, new system implementation, and other projects as assigned.
Essential Functions * Maintain and prepare monthly financial statements for the Centre, Kimball Apartments and the Foundation, including budget variance analysis, as assigned. * Prepare and distribute monthly revenue, cost center, and profitability analysis reports to appropriate management staff timely. * Prepare reconciliation and analysis of individual General Ledger accounts, as assigned. * Prepare collateral schedules for Line of Credit Capacity. * Assist with annual budget preparation by preparing various worksheets and schedules and upload budget amounts into General Ledger Accounting System. * Maintain and run the monthly cost allocation plan data in the accounting software. * Prepare corporate compliance audits, which include documenting audit findings, preparing audit report, including recommendations for process improvements. * Assist with Grant analysis and reporting. * Prepare monthly journal entries, including revenue accruals, revenue allocation, deferred revenue, Kimball management fee, and other entries as assigned. * Prepare analysis and schedules for annual audit, including A133 single audit requirements, annual CFR Report, and supporting schedules.
Education * A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required.
Experience * At least three years of general accounting experience including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger required. * At least three years of experience with state and/or federal agency (DHS, Social Security, Medicaid) billing and grant reporting requirements a plus. * Experience with database reporting a plus.
License/Certification * CPA a plus, but not required.
Language * Second language a plus, but not required.
Additional Qualifications * Proficiency in the use of computers, accounting software applications, and advanced skill level of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. * Must have ability to handle multiple tasks, delegate work to others, and meet deadlines. * Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. * Sertoma Centre provides service to "at risk populations" funded primarily by the State of Illinois. As such, the agency is subject to compliance with the Healthcare Worker Background Check Act, hereafter referred to as the Act. Consequently, all employees are subject to employment eligibility conditions set forth in the Act, both now and in the future.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Communication * Excellent verbal and writing skills. * Ability to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals with varying levels of education and from a variety of disciplines.
Job Specific Skills * Proficiency in performing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger related tasks.
Industry Knowledge * Knowledge of accounting concepts as they relate to not for profit organization.
Knowledge of Rules and Regulations * Knowledge and understanding of general accepted accounting principles.
Technical Capacity * Use of computers, accounting software applications, and advanced skill level of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
Additional Job Responsibilities * Assist with Accounts Payable voucher review. * Prepare and submit annual unclaimed property report timely. * Prepare statutory reporting, including census reports, as needed. * Assess and pursue opportunities for efficiencies in all aspects of financial processes. * Assistance with special projects including managing the tasks to meet deadlines. * Prepare the monthly PACE expense report. * Prepare the monthly commission report for payroll. * Back up for monthly journal entry processing.
Customer Service * Work with agency departments to provide accurate cost center information. * Interact with all staff, consumers, and stakeholders in a supportive and respectful manner. * Function as a member or facilitator of agency committees, as appropriate.
Recordkeeping * Assist with the development of departmental procedures as needed to ensure efficient operations and maintain current departmental procedures manuals. * Verify accuracy and level of detail on all data entry. * Develop and utilize standardized reports which minimize data entry and create efficiencies in pulling data from established databases.
Safety * Actively practice concepts established in safety training, policies, and procedures to promote a safe, clean working environment. * Report and assist in investigations of work related injuries and illness in a timely manner and in compliance with established agency policy and procedure. * Actively assure the safety of consumers, employees, and visitors by identifying hazardous conditions and/or at risk behaviors and intervening to correct potential risks.
Training * Provide training and support to Staff Accountant, as needed. * Attend all assigned training sessions, notifying supervisor of needed schedule changes to accommodate training date/times. * Maintain current status on all certifications. Monitor training history and schedule retraining for completion prior to certification expiration dates.
Policy, Procedures, and Regulations * Maintains knowledge and adherence to all department and agency policies and procedures. Must stay current on policies contained in the Employee Handbook.