The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the annual operating budget, as well as preparation of budgets and reports necessary to meet reporting requirements of external funding entities. The Senior Accountant performs monthly cost allocations and ongoing variance analysis of all programs/cost centers and advises management accordingly.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Assists in the preparation of annual Agency operating budget based upon given assumptions.
Prepares specialized budgets/plans as needed for grant proposals and funding entities (including, but not limited to Illinois Department of Human Services, local 708 Boards, and foundations).
Provides financial and statistical information as required by external funding sources and ensures timely reporting of such.
Performs budget variance analysis of programs/cost centers, formulates projected variances and advises management as to potential causes.
Creates cost allocation journal entry templates necessary for monthly general ledger closings and maintains integrity of allocation methodologies.
Designs, creates and runs reports using MIP Abila accounting software. Maintains accounting system including loading of budget data and developing specialized general ledger reports.
Creates and maintains various excel spreadsheets used by accounting staff and others.
Assists with monthly close.
Prepares work papers and analysis for annual financial audit, including grant reports, Consolidated Financial Reports, and A-133 audits as required.
Works closely with external auditors and funding entities to assure accurate, proper, and timely reporting of financial and statistical information.
Prepares program actual to budget comparison reports and pro-formas, and effectively communicates information to program managers on a routine basis.
Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Superior attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization, external auditors, consultants, funding sources, and regulatory agencies.
Ability to work as team player
Ability to meet deadlines
Solid knowledge of accounting principles.
Exceptional computer literacy, including but not limited to accounting software systems, especially MIP Abila software, spreadsheet applications (Excel, Access), & MS Office.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required skills listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required. 5-7 years related professional experience required.
About Pillars Community Health
Pillars Community Health is an innovative health and social services agency, one of only a few nonprofits in the state of Illinois to integrate primary medical and dental care with behavioral health, social, and educational services. The organization is the result of a merger between Pillars and Community Nurse Health Center on January 1, 2018. To learn more about our merged agency, visit www.PillarsCommunityHealth.org
Pillars Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.