Primarily responsible for all operational aspects of the organization’s accounting systems.
Manage the Organization’s accounting systems. Ensures that the general ledger is a true and accurate representation of the Organization’s finances. Displays excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to work closely and cooperatively with internal and external customers.
Possess a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures as they apply to nonprofit organizations.
Establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships at all levels.
Prepare financial statements and reports accurately and on time.
Ensure the accounting practices comply with contractual and funding source obligations, applicable government and regulatory requirements and overall objectives of social services organization.
Coordinate the monthly and year-end general ledger closings to prepare internal financial statements and schedules. Implement a monthly closing checklist.
Act as a liaison to external auditors and assist the Director with the annual audit.
Ensure adequate preparation for funder audits, including audits from the City, State or Federal government. Also ensure that monthly receivables for all grants are properly recorded.
Assist with annual operating and capital budgets.
Conducts studies and investigations of financial aspects of the Organization and prepares reports for the Director.
Accurately maintain temporarily restricted and permanently restricted accounting records and subsidiary details.
Prepare and post monthly depreciation entries. Keep records of fixed assets additions and maintain and update the depreciation schedules on an ongoing basis.
Prepare and post semi-monthly payroll journal entries including salary allocation to various grants and departments.
Monitor cash accounts and cash flow throughout month.
Reconcile monthly the various bank and investment accounts, payroll reports with general ledger and cash receipts with the bank statements.
On a monthly basis, reconcile pledges and revenue with Development.
Maintain and update schedules for Prepaid Insurance and prepaid expenses.
Make journal entries when money is withdrawn from bank accounts for Flexible Spending accounts (FSA) and Healthcare Reimbursement account (HRA). Maintain the deposits for FSA and HRA and book expenses for payments made to employees based on reports.
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Skill Set and Experience:
Ability to effectively collaborate and interact with co-workers and outside constituencies in a manner that is professional, productive, and reflective of social services organization’s core values.
Demonstrated commitment to and identification with the mission and core values of social services organization.
Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance (transcript required).
Minimum three years’ verifiable experience working with government funding agencies (developing budgets, preparing vouchers, maintaining productive working relationships, cost allocations).
Experience with Great Plains accounting software.
Minimum three years’ experience with cash management and bank & investment account reconciliation.
Comfort level working with an extremely diverse populations.