Cure SMA leads the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and we provide families the support they need for today.
This position is a critical one in the organization and serves an important role in the Finance & Operations department at Cure SMA. The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Director of Finance and provide support to VP of Finance & Operations. The Staff Accountant contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for timely and accurate preparation of revenue and donor information financial accounting data in a variety of areas. It is essential that this candidate brings analytical and organizational skills in order to best support the accounting team.
The core responsibilities are completion of accurate data in the functions of all cash receipts and revenue transactions and analysis all donations and receipts associated with the organization. The staff accountant is resourceful, organized, clear communications skills and able to multitask. This position is expected to grow with the applicant’s commitment and motivation to learn.
Leading all cash Receipts function of Finance from donations and other funding to be recorded and applied to cash and appropriate revenue line and department.
Supervise gift processing analyst position
Manage accounts receivable and billable sponsorship and major donations
Oversee cash receipt batch cycle entry to Salesforce to meet deadlines and provide progress report to supervisor weekly.
Reconcile data for total receipts between Salesforce and Sage cash receipts monthly prior to running department financial reports.
Manage and administer BMMS Credit Card merchant system and for refunds and data analysis
Meeting weekly and monthly deadlines are top priority and requires time management
Prepare accrual entries as needed for review
Review all revenue line items for accuracy per department budget and conduct verification
Maintain an open line of communication with Fundraising and Development staff for updates and donor support information.
Provide W-9 to donors and organizations
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
Assist to with Month End close procedures and departmental reports.
Conduct monthly revenue analysis for GL maintenance and re classifications.
Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations with assets and/or liabilities (TBD)
Assist with budgeting and revenue projections as needed.
Assist to plan and complete with year-end audit.
Receive, record and and apply banking wire and/ACH receipts
Maintain clear communication regarding work status updates, meeting deadlines, trouble shooting and inter-departmental issues or concerns.
Light travel for bank or post office trips.
Generating and distributing PO’s or invoices for special billing donors receivables
Provide light support department head for transaction inquiries from cash receipt/Statement reports
Re-train as back-up support to A/P*
Follow thru with development plan set forth with your supervisor
Requires strong and organized, clear communications and written skills
Requires accurate, detail data entry and strong time management skills
Ability to reason, analyze and use resources to resolve problems and correct discrepancies.
Ability to multitask and perform under pressure
Ability to meet monthly, weekly and annual deadlines.
Must be organized and discrete with highly sensitive information
Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within the organization.
Knowledge or experience in Sage and Salesforce is a plus
Create and maintain a positive, collaborative working environment and strong working relationships with colleagues.
Perform general office, clerical, and accounting tasks as required.
Attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required.
Minimum Experience/Skills/Competencies Required
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
5+ years in non-for-profit accounting exposed to all function of A/R, BS Reconciliation, and creating journal entries.
3+ year non-for-profit grant processing and management and fundraising/campaigns
5+ years of non-profit accounting and accounts receivable experience required
Familiarity with windows online based accounting software and GAAP Compliance
Preferred experience and exposure to Sage Intacct
Knowledge and understanding of GL, subledgers, GAAP principles and banking systems
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
Exceptional ethics and appreciation for confidentiality required
Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently
Ability to follow instructions to hierarchy of authority
Knowledge or experience in Sage and Salesforce is a big plus
Knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel a must with advance excel skills with pivot tables
Salesforce and Luminate database experience helpful
This position will handle merchant and banking functions for receiving funds as donation with pre-approved disbursement authorization. Will have access to financial records to analysis and report on data.
This position will supervise one staff level between Coordinator and Specialist
About Cure SMA
Cure SMA is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease that takes away a person's ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.
Cure SMA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Cure SMA discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.